Live Review: Chris Smither and Eilen Jewell @ The Hamilton Live — 5/15/22

Chris Smither (Photo by Jeff Fasano)

On the 2014 album A Link of Chain: A Songwriters’ Tribute To Chris Smither, a number of artists who have been influenced by Chris’s music cover his songs. Among them was folk-blues enchantress Eilen Jewell. It only made sense for the two of them to appear together on a double bill at The Hamilton Live recently, giving the audience a wonderfully intimate evening of songs and stories.

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Preview: Eilen Jewell @ The Hamilton Live, 5/15/22

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Eilen Jewell (Photo courtesy the artist)

American Songwriter describes Eilen Jewell as “one of America’s most intriguing, creative and idiosyncratic voices.” That singular voice springs forth from a woman of more than one mind, and she taps into many of them on 2019’s Gypsy on Signature Sounds.

Eilen hits the road to share her voice with a show at The Hamilton Live on Sunday, May 15.

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Interview: Eilen Jewell (@ Mason District Park Amphitheater, 7/12/19)

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Eilen Jewell (Photo courtesy conqueroo)

Americana singer-songwriter Eilen (pronounced ee-len) Jewell’s music mixes the influences of classic country and blues. On her last album, Down Hearted Blues, she covered a dozen classic tracks from that genre. She’s releasing a new album of original songs, Gypsy, next month.

Eilen will perform in Mason District Park on Sunday, July 12 at 7:30pm. The concert is sponsored Fairfax County and is free and open to the public. Parklife DC’s Mark Engleson caught up with Eilen for a chat prior to the show.

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