Boston-based Eilen Jewell and her red-hot Americana band make their way to the historic Earlville Opera House main stage on Saturday, September 12th at 8pm. Best known as an alt-country artist, Jewell channels a presence between the sultry soul of jazz siren Billie Holiday and the “sneering edge of danger” of a pistol-packing mama. This performance is generously sponsored by Stickley Audi & Co. and WAER 88.3 Syracuse Public Media.
“She employs musical styles rooted in ‘50s America, but this isn’t some retro trip down nostalgia lane,” opines PopMatters.com. “It’s where the hillbilly south, urban ethnic working class, and Southwestern badass meet.”
Jewell’s band is on fire. According to Pop Matters, “Much of the credit belongs to the band. Johnny Sciasa’s throbbing upright bass and Jason Beek’s skittish drums could make Tiny Tim sound like Johnny Cash. Jerry Miller’s command of electric, acoustic, and steel guitars allows him to rock out or create spectral atmospherics as needed.”
And don’t overlook Jewell’s considerable vocal prowess. According to My Old Kentucky Blog, “With a burnished voice lingering somewhere between Billie Holiday and Neko Case, Eilen Jewell’s aching vocals are pure, country-gospel, boxcar soul.”
Take a listen to the Eilen Jewell Band on You Tube below. “Packed with vivid lyrics, steel guitars, and hot licks, Jewell’s Americana-driven brand of country music sounds tailor-made for sweltering, stagnant summer nights.” – Eric Renner Brown, Entertainment Weekly
Don’t miss an evening with one of Americana’s hottest bands on Saturday, September 12th, at 8pm. Admission is $20 for the public, $18 for members, and students are discounted to $15. Premium pricing applies for the front-most four rows. The Earlville Opera House is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift. Don’t forget to visit our three Earlville Galleries with new exhibits opening that evening and the Artisans’ Gift Shop featuring over 35 regional artists showcasing everything from jewelry to blown glass to pottery. The EOH Arts Café will open one hour before the performance, serving freshly baked desserts and hot coffee and tea.
For more information, or to reserve your seats, call 315-691-3550 or order online at www.earlvilleoperahouse.com. The Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street, in Earlville, NY.
More about this artist http://www.eilenjewell.com/
EOH events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members.