Wednesday, March 09, 2011

New Music 2011 - Part 13 - Queen of the Minor Key

Some artists and acts take many years between album releases but Eilen Jewell is not one of them. This is the new album, due for release worldwide on June 28, 2011.

In addition to an intensive and extensive touring schedule this is her fifth full length release in as many years.  The first three albums were a mixture of self-written material and judicious covers some rather surprising and, unless you already knew otherwise, telling them apart would sometimes have been difficult:
In 2010 she released 'Butcher Holler', a tribute to Loretta Lynn, and now comes 'Queen of the Minor Key' which, as far as I am aware, consists entirely of new songs that she has written for it.  
She and her band come with a fearsome reputation for live performance too. Another that, while I have failed to do so yet, I would absolutely love to hear live in 2011.

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