The Barley Hoppers
250 State Street
New Haven, CT, 06511
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
After a brief hiatus this past summer to welcome her first child into the world (named Mavis, after gospel great Mavis Staples), Eilen Jewell is hitting the road again with a live double album, Live at the Narrows, which includes original songs and some of her favorite covers. Next year will also bring the release of Jewell’s fifth, full-length studio album, her first since 2011’s critically acclaimed Queen of the Minor Key. The yet-to- be-titled album was recorded with Eilen’s longtime road band, Jason Beek (drums/vocals), Jerry Miller (guitar), Johnny Sciascia (upright bass) and special guests in her hometown of Boise, Idaho.
As the reigning Queen of the Minor Key, Jewell leads a tight quartet who blend influences of surf-noir, early blues, rockabilly, and 1960s era rock and roll. Over the past ten years Eilen has repeatedly toured North America, Europe, and Australia, and shared stages with Lucinda Williams, Loretta Lynn, Mavis Staples, Wanda Jackson, George Jones, Emmylou Harris, Blind Boys of Alabama, Chris Smither, Junior Brown, and many others.
Eilen’s fans marvel at her warmth, unique wit, and onstage humor alongside her beautiful ballads and uptempo rockers. In addition to four of her own full-length albums, Jewell has released two albums with her country-gospel side-project, The Sacred Shakers, as well as a tribute album to Loretta Lynn.
The Los Angeles Daily News wrote, "Sometimes as darkly damaged as Lucinda Williams, at others as defiant and teasing as prime Peggy Lee and always authentically Americana in the Gillian Welch tradition.... She's mighty good.”
The Barley Hoppers
Formed by Stan Kozlowski and Ray Reniere after dicovering a mutual interest in old Honky Tonk, Sun records, Surf, and Swing music. They performed as a duo while trying various configurations and musicians. After seeing Mike Volatile performing with another local act he was they asked him to join the band and the lineup was complete. Since, the Barley Hoppers have been performing their unique blend of music-- not normally found in New England, but in the roadhouses of Texas and Tennessee-- to delighted audiences in the area.
The Barley Hoppers are a roots trio from Providence, RI that perform Honky Tonk, early Rock and Roll, Rockabilly, Surf, Swing, Blues, and Country. They have an extensive set list covering songs by artists such as Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Roy Orbison, Wynn Stewart, Webb Pierce, Hank Williams, Richie Valens, Commander Cody, "The King" Elvis Presley, and even the Beatles. A Barley Hoppers show is alway a raucous occasion and a rockin' good time!
$12.00 - $15.00
Tickets Available at the Door