Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Jewel w/ Tori Kelly
In spring 1995, the young and mostly unknown folk-pop singer-songwriter Jewel released her debut, Pieces of You, which went on to become one of the best-selling debut albums of all time, earning the singer three Grammy nominations and three hit singles (“You Were Meant for Me,” “Who Will Save Your Soul” and “Foolish Games”). In the decade-plus since, Jewel has thrown mostly curveballs, releasing a 2003 dance-pop album, 0304; a pair of mainstream country records, 2007’s Perfectly Clear and 2010’s Sweet and Wild (the cover of which showed the singer dolled up like an extra from “The Dukes of Hazard”), and even a pair of children’s albums issued through Fisher-Price, Lullaby and The Merry Goes ’Round. Last time she performed in Milwaukee she played a cheeky song she wrote about the city; with a little prompting from the audience she may be willing to play it again.