In 1991, Nirvana roared out of Northwest obscurity and into the global consciousness with Nevermind,
an album of almost incomprehensible magnitude and influence. Three
short, tempestuous years later, Kurt Cobain turned his back on his brief
run and enormously potent legacy in a horrible, irrevocable act of
Music Tonight: Eilen Jewell does her part in putting the "Alt" back in "AltCountry" when she and her band hit the Southgate House ballroom stage tonight at 8 p.m., supporting her fantastic latest album, Queen of the Minor Key. Superb area singer/songwriter Lauren Houston opens up the show. Check out CityBeat's recent interview with Jewell here. Tickets are $15 at the door and the show is open to those 18 and up. Enjoy the clip below of Jewell performing for NoKy radio station WNKU while out supporting her 2009 Sea of Tears album.
Ultimately, the singer/songwriter game is
about life experience and incorporating that into one’s art. Eilen Jewell has
life experience to spare; a rural Idaho childhood where she learned to
play piano, college in Santa Fe, N.M., where she busked and learned to
perform, and then to Boston where she prospered in one of the country’s
most competitive Folk scenes.