Eilen Jewell is Beyond Delightful
Venue: One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME ~ September 9, 2013 ~
Oct 17, 2013
Eilen Jewell and her astounding band wrinkled the rug and rocked the stage soon after Amy Black’s opening set. Eilen is not only the Queen of the Minor Key, but a queen of songwriting. Her catchy, rockin’ songs have clever lyrics, and could probably lure the most introverted and demure librarian to cut loose on a table top.
Jerry Miller is an electric drill of a guitar player, who outdid himself on the song, “Shakin’ All Over”, with riffs interjected from “The Twilight Zone”, “Day Tripper”, “Paint it Black”, and other tunes my brain cells couldn’t process fast enough to recognize. Blazing bassist, Johnny Sciascia, was the quintessential hepcat of calling out, “One, two, a-one, two, three FO’”, and Jason Beek’s drumming was hypnotic, and pelting as a hurricane.
Boy, she knows how to put on a show. Her voice is like honey, but what my husband and I found so endearing was her down-to-earth sense of humor and effusive warmth. She moves in a cute way while she sings too, such as during her tribute song for Cupid, “Bang, Bang, Bang.” She sorta has little dance moves like the Supremes for various songs – a little finger waving here, a little head wiggle there.
Her compositions are so good. There are layers of energy and romance in songs such as “Too Hot to Sleep”:
"It’s getting late, they’re closing their doors
One Longfellow Square probably had to hire carpenters to re-enforce their stage after the show – it took such a beating. Visit her website, buy CD’s and keep track of her touring schedule. My friends, mark the date on your calendar and buy all of your friends tickets, you will not be sorry! Hey Eilen, here's a request. Have you ever thought of doing a cover of "Love Potion Number Nine"? I think it would go well with one of your hot medleys!
Visit her website at eilenjewell.com.
Press photo by Erik Jacobs
For music lovers visiting Portland, Maine, I highly recommend
One Longfellow Square ~ "Portland's Premier Arts Venue"
Check them out at onelongfellowsquare.com.
Kimmy Sophia Brown has loved humor and music and freedom for as long as she can remember.She is especially passionate about the environment and caring for animals.
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