Eilen Jewell Buffalo, NY 2011
|Birth name||Eilen Jewell|
April 6, 1979 |
Boise, Idaho, USA
|Origin||Boise, ID, USA|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, Band leader|
|Associated acts||The Sacred Shakers|
|Website||Eilen Jewell Official Site|
Early life and education
Jewell moved to Massachusetts and began performing at local clubs  such as Club Passim, Plough & Stars and Johnny D’s. From 2005 to 2007, Jewell played regularly at the Tír na nÓg pub in Somerville, Massachusetts.
In December 2005, Jewell recorded a "live demo" album called Nowhere in Time and later recorded the album Boundary County with Jason Beek on percussion, Daniel Kellar on violin, Jerry Glenn Miller on guitars and Johnny Sciascia on upright bass.
In 2008 Jewell released an extended play entitled Heartache Boulevard, and later that year an album of gospel music with "The Sacred Shakers", consisting of musicians Jason Beek, Greg Glassman, Eric Royer, Jerry Miller, Johnny Sciascia, Daniel Kellar and Daniel Fram.
In 2010, Jewell released the album Butcher Holler, an album of Loretta Lynn covers.
In 2011, Jewell released her fourth full-length album of original music, Queen of the Minor Key.
Jewell and her band toured the U.S., Canada, Europe, the UK and Australia beginning in 2005 including performances at South by Southwest, NPR's World Cafe, XM Radio, Mountain Stage, Woodsong's Old-Time Radio Hour, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, Ann Arbor Folk Festival, Bergenfest (Norway), Blue Highways Festival (Holland), Shrewsbury Folk Festival (UK), Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival (Tennessee), Port Fairy Folk Festival (AU), Glasgow Americana Festival, Live Oak Music Festival (California), Tropical Heatwave (Florida), and Grassroots.
Jewell has shared venues with Loretta Lynn, Chuck Prophet, Chris Smither, Fred Eaglesmith, Jimmy LaFave, Steve Forbert, Holly Golightly, Junior Brown, The Hacienda Brothers, Kris Delmhorst, The Holmes Brothers, Tom Russell, Dave Alvin, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, Lucinda Williams, Mavis Staples, and Jack Williams.
- Boundary County (2005)
- Letters From Sinners & Strangers (2007)
- Heartache Boulevard (2007) EP
- The Sacred Shakers (side project) (2008)
- Sea of Tears (2009)
- Butcher Holler: A Tribute To Loretta Lynn (2010)
- Queen of the Minor Key (June 2011)
Notes and references
- Amy Atkins (August 29, 2007). "Wide Open Spaces". Boise Weekly. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
-  Jacksonville.com, Music Notes: Eilen Jewell, Roger Bull, May 8, 2009, Retrieved July 2011
-  Acoustic Music, album review, Retrieved July 2011
- Lankford, Ronnie D. Boundary County at AllMusic
- NPR, Sept 3 2007, Eilen Jewell: Songs from 'Sinners and Strangers', David Dye, Retrieved July 2011
-  RTR Community Radio Station, album review, Retrieved July 2011
- Munro, Stuart (April 27, 2009). "Eilen Jewell, 'Sea of Tears'". The Boston Globe.
- The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), May 9–10, 2009.[verification needed]
-  USA Today, New Podcast, July 29, 2011, Retrieved July 2011
- Östnäs, Magnus. "Folkscenens nya stjärna i Uppsala". Uppsala Nya Tidning. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
-  NPR,Eilen Jewell: Songs from Sinners and Strangers, David Dye, Sept 2 2007, Retrieved July 2007