Eilen Jewell (USA)

Eilen Jewell has a good grasp of the americana style, with its elements of alternative country and roots rock. In 2016, Eilen Jewell and her band played at Tønder Festival, and many doubtless recall their fine concert on the Open Air Stage. The American songwriter and singer Eilen Jewell (born in 1979) has firmly established her name internationally. She comes from Idaho and began her musical career while at college. After a sojourn in Los Angeles, she moved to Boston, where she joined in the lively folk roots music scene. This is where she made her first album in 2006. A series of studio and live albums has followed, the most recent being the studio album Gypsy from 2019. One reviewer described Eilen Jewell’s singing voice as “somewhere between Billie Holiday and Neko Case”, while another has written that she is  “a reincarnation of Johnny Cash.” The Los Angeles Daily News writes of Eilen Jewell: “Sometimes she is dark and moody, like Lucinda Williams, other times wilful and teasing like the early Peggy Lee; but always authentic americana, in the Gillian Welch tradition.” Eilen Jewell with her band play their only Danish festival concert at Tønder Festival 2022.