Eilen Jewell is the queen of the minor key. Sad songs are her wealth and finery. The Idaho natives unique originals feature a blend of influences from early blues, rockabilly and surf-noir, to 1960s era rock and roll.
Jewell has shared the stage with Lucinda Williams, Mavis Staples, George Jones, Emmylou Harris, Blind Boys of Alabama, Chris Smither, and Junior Brown. Eilens music has been heard on NPR, XM-Sirius, and the BBC. She has also received airplay in Canada, Australia, Spain, Holland, and Germany. The Los Angeles Daily News wrote, Sometimes as darkly damaged as Lucinda Williams, at others as defiant and teasing as prime Peggy Lee and always authentically Americana in the Gillian Welch tradition. Shes mighty good. The Word in the UK described Jewell as A voice of real distinction [that] manages to transcend some powerful influences and pierce the fog long enough for her own point of view to emerge.