Win Big: Lydia Loveless & Eilen Jewell

Eilen JewellThis year has seen a number of impressive releases from women artists. At the top of the list stand Eilen Jewell and Lydia Loveless.

Each, in their own way, recalls the musical spirit and individuality of Loretta Lynn. Jewell is the more traditional of the two, breathing fresh air into a classic country sound, while Loveless gives a feisty rock edge to her music.

Lydia LovelessNow here’s the best part. We’ve got signed cds from both these remarkable artists for one lucky Twangville reader. To win, just post a comment with your favorite release so far this year. A winner will be selected at random when the contest ends on Saturday, 17 September 2011 at midnight ET.**

While you consider your selection, here are a couple of videos from Jewell and Loveless. And look close at Jewell’s guitar and you’ll see that it is signed by, you guessed it, Loretta Lynn.

LYDIA LOVELESS – Learn to Say No from Kitchen Sessions on Vimeo.

Eilen Jewell – Queen of the Minor Key from Here Comes The Flood on Vimeo.

**By participating in Twangville contests you agree to allow Twangville to post the winner’s name and city on our web site. We pass along the winning addresses to the record company for fulfillment. Twangville will not use your address for any other reason. Contest open to US and Canadian residents.

Eilen Jewell photo courtesy of Erik Jacobs. Lydia Loveless photo courtesy of Paula Masters Travis.

About the author:  Mild-mannered corporate executive by day, excitable Twangville denizen by night.

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  • Catrina

    A lot of good stuff so far this year, but the one I keep coming back to is Barton Hollow, The Civil Wars.  I just can’t seem to get enough of those two. 

  • Elmusi

    Death Cab’s code and keys, followed closely by Social Distortions Hard Times and Nursery Ryhmes, with an honorable mention to both Cold War Kids and The Decemberists.
    Looking forward to Wilco and Ryan Adams as they could change this for me as well.

  • Jamespoppe

    Queen of the Minor Key along with I’m Still Alive, Garland Jefferies are my two picks so far, just got the new Gourds though but have not had a chance to listen. The signed Eileen Jewell will look great next to my signed John Prine Sweet Revenge.

  • Drob

    The Duke & the King

  • Jack Ripple

    Please count me in – I’ll be seeing Eilen in concert tomorrow night!  Cheers!!

  • Heather

    Queen of the Minor Key. “Santa Fe” brings me to my knees every time. I just hope one day Eilen Jewell will come to my city. Thanks, Twangville, for all the great music.

  • Dan

    These are great Mayer….never heard Lydia Loveless before….wow.

    Release of the year for me so far:  Charles Bradley, No Time For Dreaming.  And of course, Jo Wymer’s Living With Scars. 


  • Jack Ripple

    Up until now, it was the Hayes Carll 10th anniversary release of KMAG YOYO.  It may be replaced with Eilen’s ‘Queen of the Minor Key’ – the show last night was amazing!!

  • Jimsouls

    Charles Bradley’s No Time for Dreaming is my number one: real soul music with killer songs.

    Also near the top of the heap are the releases by Dave Alvin, Jason Isbell, David Serby, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Gillian Welch, and Amanda Shires.

  • Mayer

    Congratulations to Jim McGuinness of Hiltons, VA, the winner of the Lydia Loveless and Eilen Jewell signed cd give-away!