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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

  • Oct 08
    Washington, DC, US Eilen Jewell and Eilen Jewel with Kentucky Avenue at Pearl Street Warehouse
  • Oct 13
    Asheville, NC, US Eilen Jewell with Steve Fulton at Grey Eagle
  • Oct 14
    Atlanta, GA, US Eilen Jewell at City Winery Atlanta
  • Oct 17
    Cleveland, OH, US Eilen Jewell at Beachland Ballroom
  • Nov 19
    Thornbury, VIC, Australia Eilen Jewell with The Plagiarists at Ballroom, Thornbury Theatre
  • Nov 21
    Castlemaine, VIC, Australia Eilen Jewell with Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats at Theatre Royal
  • Nov 29
    Auckland, New Zealand Eilen Jewell at Tuning Fork, Spark Arena
  • Jul 15
    New Haven, CT, US Eilen Jewell at Cafe Nine
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