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

03-22-2018Durango, COHenry Strater Theatre
03-23-2018Paonia, COParadise Theatre
03-24-2018Denver, COSwallow Hill/Daniels Hall
03-27-2018Bozeman, MTFilling Station
03-28-2018Missoula, MTTop Hat
03-29-2018Great Falls, MTAlumni Club
03-30-2018Idaho Falls, IDWillard Arts Center
03-31-2018Garden City, IDCinder Winery
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
05-19-2018Broadbeach , AUBlues on BroadBeach Music Festival
05-20-2018Broadbeach , AUBlues on BroadBeach Music Festival
05-23-2018Melbourne, AUThornbury Theatre
05-24-2018Oakleigh, AUCaravan Music Club
05-25-2018Castlemaine, AUTheatre Royal
05-26-2018Meeniyan, AUMeeniyan Town Hall
05-27-2018Adelaide, AUChateau Apollo
05-30-2018Sydney, AUThe Basement
06-01-2018Hardys Bay, AUHardys Bay Club
06-15-2018Santa Monica, CAMcCabe’s
06-16-2018Bakersfield, CAWorld Records
06-17-2018Santa Barbara, CALive Oak Music Festival
06-25-2018Salt Spring Island, BCPitchfork Social
06-29-2018Laytonville, CAKate Wolf Festival
06-30-2018Laytonville, CAKate Wolf Festival
07-05-2018Minneapolis, MNDakota
07-08-2018Worthington, OHNatalie’s
07-10-2018Thomas, WVPurple Fiddle
07-11-2018Charlottesville, VAThe Southern Cafe and Music Hall
07-13-2018Annandale, VA“Mason District Park Amphitheater”
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
08-09-2018Schorndorf, DEClub Manufaktur
08-10-2018Houffalize, DELa Truite Magique
08-11-2018Valkenburg, NLSouthern Roots
08-12-2018Amsterdam, NLParadiso