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Jewel plans solo acoustic tour

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 – Jewel will go on the road in January 2009 for a solo acoustic headlining tour. The three-time Grammy nominee recently released her first country album and seventh career album, "Perfectly Clear," in June. She also toured with Brad Paisley, a judging seat on NBC's "Nashville Star" and was married to rodeo superstar Ty Murray.

"I really enjoy performing acoustically and have been looking forward to doing these shows," said Jewel. "It gives me the chance to tell the stories behind my songs and connect with the fans in an intimate setting."

Tour dates are:
Jan. 23 Windsor, ON Casino Windsor
Jan. 24 Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle
Jan. 25 Merrillville, IN Star Plaza
Jan. 27 Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake
Jan. 28 Kansas City, MO Midland Theater
Jan. 29 Tulsa, OK Osage Casino
Jan. 30 Norman, OK Riverwind
Jan. 31 Thackerville, OK Winstar Casino
Feb. 3 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
Feb. 4 Lancaster, PA American Music Theatre
Feb. 5 Verona, NY Turning Stone Casino
Feb. 6 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods
Feb. 7 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Music Box
Feb. 8 Bridgeport, CT The Klein

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Picking Up the Pieces CD review - Picking Up the Pieces
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Sweet and Wild CD review - Sweet and Wild
Jewel's latest offering sounds pretty good (it comes with both acoustic and electric versions), but it's certainly more pop than country - most of the songs are fast-paced, and there's nary a dulcimer, fiddle or steel guitar to be found. But that fact notwithstanding, there are still a couple of tear-jerker songs here that would make even Hank Williams himself cry. Take, for example, the deeply melancholy Bad As It Gets, the enigmatic and powerful Fading or What You Are, a song »»»
Perfectly Clear CD review - Perfectly Clear
The charge of opportunism could be laid at Jewel's door. "Perfectly Clear" comes after the disappointing sales of her previous CD, "Goodbye Alice in Wonderland" (her first album not to go gold.) And she's flirted with different genres in the past, as on the "modern big band" sound of "0304." On the other hand, it may be that Jewel's always been at least - like another famous Utah-born singer - a little bit country. And it may not matter »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Cantrell continues to satisfy – Laura Cantrell may never be a country star. Not at this stage of her career when she's 50, touring here and there and releasing new music every few years or so. But five albums in, Cantrell continues as a warm, enjoyable and worthy purveyor of her brand of country. That would mean going towards a more traditional side, not rushing the songs... »»»
Concert Review: Not only is Turner traditional, he's popular – Every time Josh Turner reached for some of those wonderful subterranean low notes, which he often pulled out during his enjoyable night show, it was like a superhero applying a superpower. He didn't need this extra advantage to please his audience; he has so many quality songs stockpiled in his catalogue already doing the job.... »»»
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