Jewel is an acclaimed American singer, songwriter, actress, poet, painter, philanthropist and daughter to an Alaskan cowboy singer-songwriter. She was signed to Atlantic Records close to her 19th birthday. Her first record was a deeply introspective, live, voice-and-acoustic-guitar, modern folk collection called “Pieces of You.” The album spawned three massive singles including “Who Will Save Your Soul,” “You Were Meant for Me” and “Foolish Games.”
From the remote ranch of her Alaskan youth to the triumph of international stardom, the three-time Grammy nominee, hailed by the New York Times as a “songwriter bursting with talents” has enjoyed career longevity rare among her generation of artists. Whether alone with her guitar or fronting a band of ace musicians, Jewel has always been a charismatic live performer, earning the respect of other singer-songwriters such as Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan and Neil Young, who, not only invited her to open their shows, but mentored her in the early phases of her career. Her singular style and beauty continuously land her on the covers of such diverse magazines as Time, People, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, In Style, Glamour and Seventeen. Stuff listed her among its '102 Sexiest Women in the World’ while Blender went further, crowning her “rock’s sexiest poet.”
Jewel will be supported by Holly Williams, daughter of Hank Williams Jr.. Holly's newest album, The Highway, releases on February 5th on Georgiana Records and she performs on both The Ellen Show and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in February.