Press releases can be a little overblown at times but in listening to Eilen Jewell’s new release ‘Gypsy’ I would agree with one thing: it’s varied. The subject matter is widespread and the arrangements, instrumentation and vocals vary from track to track – which makes for interesting listening. It’s the eighth studio recording in Jewell’s … Continue reading “Eilen Jewell “Gypsy” (Signature Sounds, 2019)”
Eilen Jewell’s new song from her album ‘Gypsy’ (out on Signature Sounds on August 16th) takes a light touch to a serious subject. Have you ever wondered why some people get 79 cents when other people get the full dollar? Eilen Jewell certainly has wondered: “I was trying, and still am trying, to make sense … Continue reading “Eilen Jewell “79 Cents (The Meow Song)” – Listen”
Eilen Jewell has a new album, ‘Gypsy’, out on August 16th, and this excellent slinky Americana groove, all about the joys of a rambling lifestyle, is taken from it.
Boise, Idaho’s Eilen Jewell and her husband (and drummer!) Jason Beek have been touring the US and Europe for a number of years, bringing their blend of country, americana, and old-time gospel to a loyal following both sides of the pond. Last year’s ‘Down Hearted Blues’ saw Jewell unearthing a number of old-time blues songs and … Continue reading “Van Life: Eilen Jewell & Jason Beek”
The Lexington near Kings Cross in North London has great appeal in the current heat wave as it has one of the best air conditioning systems on the London gig circuit and it proved its worth tonight as we were treated to an expansive set from Eilen Jewell and her slick band delivering some 25 … Continue reading “Eilen Jewell + Michelle Stodart, The Lexington, London, 6th August 2018”
For Americana UK, this year’s Nashville experience ended where it pretty much started – at Robert’s Western World on Lower Broadway. Hotfoot from arriving in the city around 7pm our assembled scribes headed straight downtown to see Joshua Hedley and the Hedliners. These showcases at Robert’s are something of a Nashville institution for both discerning … Continue reading “AmericanaFest, Nashville, September 10th-15th, 2019”
Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters perform a brand of americana music dripping class – such are the dynamics of Platt’s songs, and the playing of the band they come in at a higher level. Consistency is another term you could fire at her and the band. Their recent albums are of the kind you … Continue reading “Interview: Amanda Anne Platt (The Honeycutters)”