MEL LEHAN HALL AT ST. JAMES i
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It is the battered cassette jammed in the tape deck of the getaway car, the music Ida Lupino cues up on the roadhouse jukebox as she counts the till after close. This is Queen of the Minor Key by Eilen Jewell, a smart cookie with a heart of burnished gold and enough stories to keep even the rowdiest crowd hanging on her every word. Though its long shadows and dark corners make her kingdom feel intimate, her sovereign domain stretches as far as the imagination. Its denizens seek refuge in padded rooms, abandoned automobiles... and strong spirits.
The Barn Birds are Jonathan Byrd and
Chris Kokesh, two young American
troubadours. Here's what one of our favourite critics says about Jonathan
This rootsy North Carolinian may be the most buzzed-about new
songwriter in folkdom. He displays John Prine's gift for stark little songs
that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark's lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett's
wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey's knack for the revealing image. - Scott
Alarik, Boston Globe