Eilen Jewell will perform tonight, September 16 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $18/$16 and can be purchased here.
Eilen Jewell is the first in a new series of Sunday matinee concerts in the spacious Clifton Center Reception Hall. You'll enjoy this "cabaret" setting with table seating, a cash bar and hearty appetizers, and a comfortable and intimate setting perfect for one of the hottest singers around.
Since her official 2006 debut, Boundary County, Eilen (ee-lin) Jewell has surveyed a wide range of traditional musical styles, from the folk and jug band leanings of her early recordings, through an album-length homage to Loretta Lynn and the country gospel of her work with The Sacred Shakers, right up to 2009′s Sea of Tears, which bristled with the electricity of '60s UK garage rock and Chicago blues. Her most recent recording, Queen of the Minor Key draws on everything from classic country (the fiddle-driven "Reckless") to early R&B (the shuffling "Hooked"), with an emphasis on sounds from the seamier side of the tracks. With dirty sax riffs and low-slung guitars, the instrumentals that bookend the album–"Radio City" and "Kalimotxo"-evoke the bump-?and-?grind exotica of vintage Southern California suburban saloons. Yet on the flipside, Jewell imbues slow, jazzy numbers like "I Remember You" and "Only One" with torch and tenacity that linger long past last call.
Eilen Jewell is the Queen of the Minor Key. Sad songs are her wealth and finery. Lend her your ears, and you will quickly hear why her humble subjects admire and adore her more with each passing year.
The Clifton Center is a gathering place for art, culture, and ideas. Housed in an historic former school building in the heart of Louisville's vibrant Frankfort Avenue corridor, the Center is home to art and dance studios, beautifully renovated public spaces, and the beautiful and intimate 500 seat Eifler Theatre. Visit the Center to experience Mini of Louisville Live at the Clifton Center events or one of the hundreds of programs presented by our rental partners every year.
For fifteen years the Clifton Center has hosted concerts, plays, films, lectures, weddings, art exhibits, dinners, and receptions and meetings of every kind. Its studios have seen the training of ballet dancers, painters, and potters, and its office spaces have been home to non-profit organizations involved in projects that have changed our community. Over the course of those fifteen years the Clifton Center has become part of the fabric of Louisville.
The Center is now in the Early Stages of a transformation of its mission that will bring to life a compelling new vision for our remarkable facility. While continuing its role as a unique and historic rental facility available for a wide variety of public events, the Clifton Center is unveiling an exciting new program of concerts, films, exhibits, and educational programs that will bring participants closer than ever to powerful music, thought provoking art, and fascinating ideas that can change how we think about the world. Award winning musicians from diverse genres like roots, jazz, and world music will take the stage in the beautiful 500 seat Eifler Theatre. Art exhibits, workshops and lectures of all kinds will fill the Center's halls. We hope you will be a part of it all.
For more information about the Clifton Center, visit http://www.cliftoncenter.org/