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Good evening, Columbia! It’s a gorgeous fall evening and Roots ‘N’ Blues ‘N’ BBQ is still in full swing!
Introduced as “Queen of the Minor Key,” Eilen Jewell (pronounced EE-len) took the MO Lottery Stage around 5 p.m. to a crowd half-armed with beer, wine and margaritas. Maybe it was the alcohol; maybe it was the Roots ‘N’ Blues high; or maybe it was just the fact Jewell commands a stage that got the audience so into her show.
Jewell’s style encompasses several genres; blues, country, rock and folk blended together into a mix that epitomized the Roots ‘N’ Blues spirit. Jewell started with “Queen of the Minor Key” and progressed through a couple Loretta Lynn covers (from her 2010 tribute album to Lynn called Butcher Holler) like “Fist City.” She also played a few honky tonk-style tunes, introducing one as a honky tonk waltz because the audience “seem(ed) like a honky tonk waltz crowd. You’re just itching to waltz.”
One of the audience’s favorites, however, came toward the beginning of the show. An original by Jewell, it’s called “Bang, Bang, Bang,” and was written about Cupid, who is “dangerous to the point of psychopathic,” she says. With every bang, bang, bang of the beat, Jewell had the audience smitten.
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