Eilen Jewell

American Songwriter describes Eilen Jewell as “one of America’s most intriguing, creative and idiosyncratic voices.”

Music at the Martin Hotel – Winnemucca
7:00 PM Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The $15.00 tickets are on sale now at the Martin Hotel, Nature’s Corner, and Global Coffee. You can also buy them online just below.

 

With a voice of soulful clarity, Eilen Jewell delivers treasures of roots music well-embedded in her crown as the “Queen of the Minor Key”. Her success as a songwriter and performer draws from her deep appreciation and knowledge of Americana music and her style covers a range from folk, country, gospel, and blues; with occasional rockabilly and surf sounds. Her 8th album is expected out this month. This new album of originals, Gypsy, is claimed to be her favorite album yet. “New sounds. Old sounds. Electric guitar driven rockers. Classic country. Tender ballads. A Pinto Bennett cover. A protest song.” Other items in her discography include several albums of original material, one of Loretta Lynn covers, as well as her recent collection of blues, Downhearted Blues.

Eilen has returned to her home state of Idaho after years of being a vital part of the roots music scene of Boston. Audiences do not want to miss her first show in Winnemucca, which is part of a world tour with her first-class band. The group has shared stages with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Loretta Lynn, Mavis Staples, Wanda Jackson, George Jones, Emmylou Harris, and Blind Boys of Alabama.

A jewel from the Gem state-don’t miss this precious music experience. Buy your tickets NOW!

Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons

acoustic blues, field hollers, fiddle & banjo breakdowns, and early jazz

7:00 PM, Saturday, November 10, 2018

The $15.00 tickets are on sale now at the Martin Hotel, Nature’s Corner, and Global Coffee. You can also buy them online at themartinhotel.com.

 

Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons are songster revivalists who perform acoustic blues, field hollers, fiddle & banjo breakdowns, and early jazz that delights audiences in concerts and workshops nationwide. For seven years, their tours have extended their work as teachers and community organizers in their home of Seattle, Washington. With their unique integration of performance, education and modern-day folklore, this duo redefines the role of a songster in the 21st century. In 2016, they earned 1st place in the International Blues Challenge’s solo/duo category. In July, they released a new album with harmonica master Phil Wiggins entitled “Black & Tan Ball.”

Ben and Joe have been playing together for almost 7 years, the last 5 of which sent them to the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival, learning at the feet of the elders of the acoustic blues tradition. They found an affinity in the many branches that tied into the blues and created this duo as a way to explore these branches. Their musical kinship and sense of joy in interpreting this music is evident and was the basis of an invitation from Dom Flemons (formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) to tour and record for his album Prospect Hill. Rather than thinking of their music as blues, it’s best to situate Ben and Joe as American songsters. A songster traditionally refers to an artist whose repertoire is much broader than the old blues, and spans many of the genres that Ben and Joe inhabit. Uncle Dave Macon, Robert Johnson, and Charlie Patton are classic examples of songsters. Their music hews to the rough-and-tumble collisions of musical inspirations from the early 20th century; music that paved the way for everything we enjoy today.

In January of 2016, the Washington Blues Society sent Ben and Joe to the 26th annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. There, they were awarded 1st place—out of 94 solo/duo acts representing 16 countries—for their unique blend of a cappella field hollers, fiddle & banjo breakdowns, and duet distillations of early jazz.

In 2017, they toured Europe with Phil Wiggins, released a new album with Phil, “Black & Tan Ball,” and began to put the finishing touches on the new community venue where the trio recorded together, South Seattle’s Black & Tan Hall.