Boise-born and Boston-based Eilen (rhymes with feelin') Jewell calls herself "nothing but a lonely rambler girl." The Los Angeles Daily News describes Eilen this way: "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." Here's a young artist who connects with the roots of country, blues and rock without losing herself or descending into mannerism. Eilen's latest release, "Queen of the Minor Key" is the product of a creative retreat to a cabin in the Idaho wilderness, with no electricity or running water. Though its long shadows and dark corners make this country queen's realm feel intimate, her sovereign domain stretches as far as the imagination. Its denizens seek refuge in padded rooms, abandoned automobiles ... and strong spirits. They defend their territory by any means necessary: weird voodoo, sawed-off shotguns, broken bottles.