With a sultry voice recalling Billie Holiday, Maria Muldaur, and Gillian Welch, 27 year old Boston-based singer Eilen Jewel will bring her band to The University Cafe for an afternoon of provocative, melodic originals and timeless folk, country, jazz and blues classics.
Eilen (rhymes with “feelin”) Jewel's lyrics are knowing and the melodies — expertly performed by a first-rate band featuring electric and steel guitar, upright bass, and drums — carry an easy, memorable groove. She is also at home with songs by Bob Dylan, Eric Andersen, Bessie Smith and Memphis Minnie and she can move into the jazz territory of Billie Holiday.
Opening is Phil Minissale, the young blues artist who has made a major impression on the area music scene in the last two years. His new CD, Home To Me, has just been released. (www.myspace.com/philminissalemusic)
Official Website: http://www.universitycafe.org
Added by jrfc3 on September 21, 2008