Eilen Jewell has been booked into Arbor Crest Wine Cellars for an outdoor show on Aug. 4.
A few of my more music-savvy friends are pumped about this announcement. This singer-songwriter (the first name is pronounced EE-len) has a great voice and has some haunting, memorable songs. Don't take my word for it. Check out this video of a radio-station performance.
Tickets are only $10 and go on sale July 1 at Arbor Crest tasting rooms and TicketsWest outlets.
She's originally from Idaho, born in Boise and apparently has some Panhandle connections. The name of her second album is "Boundary County" -- which has a certain Bonners Ferry ring to it.
But she's definitely a national act. She'll be featured on NPR on Tuesday. She burst onto the folk scene in Boston and has developed a wide following.