Music > Artists > Singer/Songwriter

Eilen Jewell

January 10th, 2015

Born:
Eilen Jewell

Genre:
Singer/Songwriter

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






Eilen Jewell

Biography

Although her country-flavored and blues-infused version of contemporary folk (which also can include healthy doses of rockabilly and surf) has drawn comparisons to musicians like Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch, Jolie Holland, and the Be Good Tanyas, Eilen Jewell's strongest influences have been the classic sides recorded by Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday (the latter artist is no doubt the source for Jewell's characteristic and surprisingly effective stretched, slowed, and even slurred vocal mannerisms). Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, Jewell began piano lessons at the age of seven and picked up the guitar when she was 14. She also fell under the powerful spell of Smith and Holiday (along with discovering other artists like Bob Dylan and Howlin' Wolf). While attending St. John's College in Santa Fe, she began playing the local farmers' markets and bars. She moved to Los Angeles, then relocated all the way across the country in early 2003 to western Massachusetts, and later in the year she moved to Boston, where she threw herself into the vigorous local music scene. She recorded a live demo album in 2005 called Nowhere in No Time and put out the self-released studio project Boundary Country a year later in 2006. The critical response to Boundary Country led to her signing with Signature Sounds, and Jewell's first national release, Letters from Sinners & Strangers, appeared from the imprint in 2007. A second album from Signature Sounds, Queen of the Minor Key, was released in 2011.

Top Albums


1. Live At the ..

2. Letters From..

3. Queen of the..

4. Sea of Tears

5. Boundary Cou..

6. Heartache Bo..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
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Where They Never Say Your Name Letters From Sinners & .. 2:32 $0.99
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High Shelf Booze Letters From Sinners & .. 3:38 $0.99
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Dusty Boxcar Wall Letters From Sinners & .. 2:43 $0.99
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One of Those Days Sea of Tears 3:57 $0.99
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Rich Man's World Letters From Sinners & .. 2:55 $0.99
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Shakin' All Over Sea of Tears 3:04 $0.99
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Shakin' All Over (Live) Live At the Narrows 8:52 $0.99
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If You Catch Me Stealing (Live) Live At the Narrows 5:24 $0.99
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Thanks a Lot (Live) Live At the Narrows 3:02 $0.99
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Flood (Live) Live At the Narrows 5:08 $0.99
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Head Over Heels (Live) Live At the Narrows 3:05 $0.99
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Fading Memory (Live) Live At the Narrows 3:22 $0.99
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Everywhere I Go (Live) Live At the Narrows 3:17 $0.99
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Boundary County (Live) Live At the Narrows 3:46 $0.99
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Drop Down Daddy (Live) Live At the Narrows 3:27 $0.99
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Blue Highway (Live) Live At the Narrows 2:35 $0.99
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Sweet Rose (Live) Live At the Narrows 3:14 $0.99
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Why I'm Walkin' (Live) Live At the Narrows 2:48 $0.99
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Back to Dallas (Live) Live At the Narrows 3:28 $0.99
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Heartache Boulevard (Live) Live At the Narrows 2:44 $0.99
21.

I Remember You (Live) Live At the Narrows 4:54 $0.99
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Warning Signs (Live) Live At the Narrows 2:32 $0.99
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In the End (Live) Live At the Narrows 4:14 $0.99
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High Shelf Booze (Live) Live At the Narrows 4:17 $0.99
25.

Rain Roll In (Live) Live At the Narrows 2:36 $0.99

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1. Warning Signs


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