Friday, May 4 8:00PM
Idaho native Eilen Jewell, a favorite of Helsinki audiences, emerged from Boston’s thriving indie-roots music scene in the mid-oughts and established herself as a solidly rootsy vocalist and Americana songwriter since that time. The self-styled “queen of the minor key” writes and plays a blend of noirish rockabilly, surf-tinged country, retro-rock and jazzy folk.
For her most recent album, “Down Hearted Blues,” released last year, Jewell unearthed 12 vintage gems written or made famous by an array of artists both renowned and obscure, from Willie Dixon and Memphis Minnie to Charles Sheffield and Betty James.
Jewell’s influences are as varied as Billie Holiday and Bob Dylan, Gillian Welch and Bessie Smith, Patsy Cline and Howlin’ Wolf. You might even hear some Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley in some of her work. Somehow she blends all these disparate approaches and more and carves out a unique musical niche for herself as singer, songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player.
Doors: 6:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
21 and over
$20 – $25
Purchase tickets HERE