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Eilen Jewell
Queen Of The Minor Key

Eilen Jewell - Queen Of The Minor Key

Since her official 2006 debut, Boundary County, Jewell has surveyed a wide range of traditional musical styles, from the folk and jug band leanings of her early recordings, through an album-length homage to Loretta Lynn and the country gospel of her work with the Sacred Shakers, right up to 2009's Sea of Tears, which bristled with the electricity of '60s UK garage rock and Chicago blues.

Queen of the Minor Key draws on everything from classic country (the fiddle-driven 'Reckless') to early R&B (the shuffling 'Hooked'), with an emphasis on sounds from the seamier side of the tracks. With dirty sax riffs and low-slung guitars, the instrumentals that bookend the album - 'Radio City' and 'Kalimotxo' - evoke the bump-and-grind exotica of vintage Southern California suburban saloons. Yet on the flipside, Jewell imbues slow, jazzy numbers like 'I Remember You' and 'Only One' with torch and tenacity that linger long past last call.

Eilen Jewell is the Queen of the Minor Key. Sad songs are her wealth and finery. Lend her your ears, and you will quickly hear why her humble subjects admire and adore her more with each passing year.

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"Queen Of The Minor Key"


  1. 1. Radio City
  2. 2. I Remember You
  3. 3. Queen Of The Minor Key
  4. 4. That's Where I'm Going
  5. 5. Santa Fe
  6. 6. Warning Signs
  7. 7. Reckless
  8. 8. Over Again
  9. 9. Bang Bang Bang
  10. 10. Hooked
  11. 11. Only One
  12. 12. Long Road
  13. 13. Home to Me
  14. 14. Kalimotxo

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • May 25
    Leadville, CO, US Eilen Jewell at Tabor Opera House
  • May 31
    Geneva, NY, US Eilen Jewell at Bottomless Brewing
  • Jun 02
    Buffalo, NY, US Eilen Jewell at Sportsmen's Tavern
  • Jun 08
    New Haven, CT, US Eilen Jewell with Milton at Cafe Nine
  • Jun 09
    Kennett Square, PA, US Eilen Jewell at The Kennett Flash
  • Jun 11
    Richmond, VA, US Eilen Jewell at Tin Pan
  • Jun 12
    Columbia, MD, US Eilen Jewell at The Soundry
  • Jun 13
    Washington, DC, US Eilen Jewell at The Hamilton Live
  • Jul 06
    Hudson, NY, US Eilen Jewell at Club Helsinki
  • Jul 10
    Cleveland, OH, US Eilen Jewell with Thor Platter at Beachland Tavern
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