Eilen Jewell w/ special guest Miss Tess
Thursday September 3, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
Crafting a unique style that mixes poetic ballads with swinging rockers, Eilen Jewell ranks among the best in the Americana genre today. As the reigning Queen of the Minor Key, Jewell leads a tight quartet who blend influences of surf-noir, early blues, rockabilly, and 1960s era rock and roll. Over the course of a decade, Eilen and her band have toured relentlessly. They have performed for legions of fans from Boston to Boise and Madrid to Melbourne at festivals, theaters, rock clubs and coffeehouses. Eilenís fans marvel at her warmth, unique wit, and onstage humor alongside her beautiful songs and fiery performances.
Jewellís fifth studio album, Sundown Over Ghost Town will be released May 26th (Signature Sounds). The album was recorded with Eilenís longtime road band and special guests in her hometown of Boise, and is composed of twelve stunning, original compositions that feature some of her most personal stories yet.
Inspired by styles of vintage swing, blues, country, and early rock-n-roll, Miss Tess draws comparisons to artists such as Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Peggy Lee, and Chuck Berry, but maintains a style all of her own. Winner of the 2008 Boston Music Award "Outstanding Folk Artists of the Year." Notable performances include the Cayamo Cruise, the Washington Folk Festival, Burlington Jazz Festival, Regattabar Jazz Fest, Floydfest, Florida Folk Festival, Clearwater Jazz Festival, Blissfest, Bristol Rhythm & Roots, American Roots Fest, Green River Festival.
"Miss Tess also gets major points for originality. I donít know of anyone else right now touring in the Americana scene that has such an eclectic, jazzy, old school and interesting vibe. Thereís an authenticity present in Miss Tessí music. It is not contrived, not too far a stretch for the skeptical imagination. She is real. And she is rare." - No Depression