Eilen Jewell joins Sarah Borges in Concert for WMNF11/14/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
Boise-born and Boston-based, Eilen Jewell has quickly distinguished herself as one of the rising stars of a new generation of roots musicians. Her first two albums, "Boundary County" and "Letters from Sinners and Strangers" matched Jewell's understated yet insightful songs with a rugged blend of Americana styles. Her latest album, "Sea of Tears," weds her elegantly unflinching songwriting with a rustic, pre-Beatles swagger that encapsulates vintage R&B, Midwestern garage rock, Chicago blues, and early rock and rockabilly, while maintaining the haunting folk-inspired purity that first made her an artist to watch. Jewell is showing she can wander with the best of them, and write riveting song-stories about her adventures along the way. http://www.eilenjewell.com.