News & Features

CD releases, artists touring, festival previews, news from UK venues and anything else that people are talking about

Interviews

Conversations with international and UK artists about their music, their inspiration and their future plans

cds & other reviews

Sorting through the mass of new releases for the hidden gems, as well as reviews of live shows, festivals, books and movies

Lists

Some ideas for thematic CD samplers or iPod playlists. Add your own suggestions or submit an entire list

Gig Review: Eilen Jewell at Cecil Sharp House, London

October 29, 2011 Comments: 0
Eilen Jewell

For one fantastic evening, Eilen Jewell and her super-tight trio played to a packed house in London with self-penned songs from across her six-album output. She also added some fine covers from the likes of Arthur Alexander, Eric Andersen, Loretta Lynn and Them.
 
One undoubted highlight was a 10-minute 'UK twofer' where the band segued a lesser-known Them song with a barnstorming version of the Johnny Kidd classic “Shakin' All Over”. Jerry Miller's guitar solos were uplifting and spellbinding and had the Cecil Sharp House audience on their feet stamping their appreciation.
 
Jewell and her band cannot be simply categorised as Country or Americana. Their music draws from the finest across the musical spectrum and the sprinkling of songs from her new album Queen of the Minor Key confirm Jewell as being in the forefront of today's crop of singer/songwriters. She also has a sharp, dry wit with which she teases and caresses her audiences into willing submission and appreciation.
 
A memorable live outing in Camden Town. Minor key? Major talent!
 
Simon Beards
 


Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options