After crossing the USA from West to East to the West again, Eilen is due to release her new album “Gypsy” to the world on August, 16th on Signature Sounds Recordings.
“Gypsy is melodically, instrumentally, and atmospherically engaging, a testament to Eilen Jewell’s consummate craft, her vision as a bandleader, and her continued evolution as an artist.” –No Depression.
“Eilen Jewell‘s music itself provides a way for us to sonically amble through the daily grind without being weighed down by it. We can all be gypsies for the length of a song, even when lamenting our restricted existence.” –PopMatters.
“On Gypsy, Eilen Jewell pushes the boundaries of those genres, augmenting her basic touring quartet with guests playing instruments she hasn’t featured in the past. Jewell is credited with electric guitar for the first time on a recording and also adds organ to her resume. Five backing vocalists are listed along with others playing fiddle, pedal steel, horns (sax, trumpet, trombone) and even musical saw.” –American Songwriter Magazine.
“For the life of me I cannot fathom why the “Queen of the Minor Key,” with a slice of honky-tonk on the side, is not a household name. From the get-go on the new album she comes on like a Texas rattlesnake in “Crawl” when she sings: “I want to crawl right out of my skin / Go back in time, cake walk in red fringe.” Others would build up to such a declaration, but Jewell wants to grab you by the lapels of your Rockmount western shirt and shake you all the way down to your Jerry Ryan cowboy boots.” –No Depression.