Eilen Jewell in-studio, 12/4/07
Boston-based Eilen Jewell's new Letters From Sinners & Strangers makes good on the promise shown on her debut and then some, as she and her band keep the tempo up for the most part on newly written but old sounding tunes like "High Shelf Booze," and "Heartache Boulevard." She also adds some choice covers, resurrecting forgotten songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Charlie Rich, and Eric Anderson. We talked to Jewell about growing up in Idaho, the role long family car trips played in her musical development, and how she came to play with her band, made up of Jason Beek (drums, vocals), Johnny Sciascia (bass), and Jerry Miller (electric guitar).
Recording Engineer: Steven Kray