Eilen Jewell

Eilen Jewell laughs when told her label’s president called her a musicologist. But she confirms she and her husband and bandmate, Jason Beek, have a passion for studying American music.

“We really love to uncover the past. It’s almost like digging for buried treasure,” she says. “For me, that’s where music is at. I like all kinds of music as long as there’s the word early in front of it.”

For her new album, Down Hearted Blues, releasing Sept. 22, 2017, on Signature Sounds, they 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. Then, like expert stonecutters, they chiseled them into exciting new shapes and forms, honoring history while breathing new life into each discovery. 

Tour Dates

03-16-2018Garden City, IDVisual Arts Collective
03-22-2018Durango, COHenry Strater Theatre
03-23-2018Paonia, COParadise Theatre
03-24-2018Denver, COSwallow Hill/Daniels Hall
04-27-2018Northampton, MAIron Horse
04-28-2018Collinsville, CTBridge Street
04-29-2018Newburyport, MAThe Firehouse Center for the Arts
05-02-2018Portland, MEOne Longfellow Square
05-03-2018Fall River, MANarrows Center for the Arts
05-04-2018Hudson, NYClub Helsinki
05-05-2018Rochester, NYThe Historic German House
05-06-2018Buffalo, NYSportsmen’s Tavern
05-17-2018Broadbeach , AUBlues on BroadBeach Music Festival
05-18-2018Broadbeach , AUBlues on BroadBeach Music Festival
05-19-2018Broadbeach , AUBlues on BroadBeach Music Festival
05-20-2018Broadbeach , AUBlues on BroadBeach Music Festival
06-28-2018Laytonville, CAKate Wolf Festival