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, 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

07-17-2018Brooklyn, NYThe Bell House
07-18-2018Piermont, NYTurning Point
07-19-2018Trumansburg, NYFinger Lakes Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance
07-20-2018Pittsburgh, PAClub Cafe
07-21-2018Cleveland, OHBeachland Ballroom
07-26-2018Madrid, ESEl Sol
07-27-2018Muro, Islas Baleares, Mallorca, ESPlatges De Muro
07-29-2018Hondarribia, ESItsas Etxea Auditorium
08-01-2018Biddulph, UKBiddulph Town Hall
08-02-2018Manchester, UKGullivers
08-04-2018Kirton on Lindsey, UKTown Hall Live
08-05-2018Southampton, UKHeartbreakers
08-06-2018London, UKThe Lexington
08-08-2018Bamberg, DETucher Blues and Jazz Festival
08-09-2018Schorndorf, DEClub Manufaktur
08-10-2018Houffalize, DELa Truite Magique
08-11-2018Valkenburg, NLSouthern Roots
08-12-2018Amsterdam, NLParadiso
08-16-2018Bangor, MEBangor Arts Exchange - Ballroom
08-17-2018Portsmouth, NH3S Arts
08-18-2018Saratoga Springs, NYCaffe Lena
08-19-2018Callicoon, NYThe Western Ballroom
08-21-2018Bowling Green, OHGrounds For Thought
08-22-2018Ann Arbor, MIThe Ark
08-23-2018Bloomington, INPlayers Pub
08-24-2018St. Louis, MOOff Broadway
08-25-2018Kansas City, MOKnucklehead Saloon
08-26-2018Joplin, MOThe Coda Concert House
09-01-2018Kuna, IDHermit Music Festival
10-10-2018Sellersville, PASellersville Theater
10-11-2018Washington, DCThe Hamilton
10-16-2018Columbia, MDThe Soundry
10-19-2018Decatur, GAEddie’s Attic
10-20-2018Nashville, TNCity Winery Nashville
10-21-2018Northport, ALKentuck Festival of the Arts
03-16-2019Stoughton, WIStoughton Opera House