Eilen Jewell

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“Inspired by modern-day sexism and inequality, “79 Cents (The Meow Song)” blends satire with scathing indictments.
The songs’ mix of gypsy jazz and old-timely folk music goes down easy, but it’s Jewell’s clever writing – particularly her
final verse, where she references President Trump’s comments about grabbing women’s genitals – that delivers the
knockout blow, adding substance to a song that’s also rich on old-world style.”
– Rolling Stone Country

“At the core of Jewell’s eighth studio album is a set of self-penned cosmic-country songs on which the singer addresses
both the personal and the political, her smoky voice and back in band in killer form throughout.”

“This remains yet another diverse, refined and intermittently provocative release from an experienced singer-songwriter
who consistently provides the Americana goods with cleverness, class and style.”
– American Songwriter

“…what makes them so effective is how they’re surrounded by songs of empathy, sensuality, and humor, songs that help
convey a full range of human feeling; pleasure sits alongside protest, which is perhaps as sensible a way to live in 2019
as anything else.”
– All Music Guide

Hailed by American Songwriter as “one of America’s most intriguing, creative, and idiosyncratic voices,” Eilen Jewell rises from the ashes on her captivating new album, Get Behind The Wheel, picking up the pieces of her shattered world and finding new purpose and meaning after watching her marriage, her band, and what felt like her entire career fall apart in a series of spectacular, heartbreaking implosions. Co-produced by multi-instrumental wizard Will Kimbrough (Todd Snider, Hayes Carll), the collection pushes the acclaimed singer and songwriter’s trademark blend of vintage roots-noir into more psychedelic territory, with spacious, cinematic arrangements complementing her revelatory explorations of grief, loss, resilience, and redemption.

An Idaho native, Jewell built her career the old fashioned way, touring relentlessly with the kind of undeniable live show that converts the uninitiated into instant acolytes. Over the course of nine albums, she’s crisscrossed the globe countless times and shared bills with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Loretta Lynn, Mavis Staples, Wanda Jackson, George Jones, and Emmylou Harris. Rolling Stone lauded Jewell’s “clever writing,” while NPR declared that she has a “sweet and clear voice with a killer instinct lurking beneath the shiny surface,” and The Washington Post mused that “if Neko Case, Madeleine Peyroux and Billie Holiday had a baby girl who grew up to front a rockabilly band, she’d probably sound a lot like Eilen Jewell.”