Stevie Jewel Memory Lane

By Don Graham

Stevie Jewel, the pride of the Muskokas and the protégé of Nashville, Tennessee is poised to take her rightful place on the country music airwaves with the release of her debut country single “ Memory Lane.” The record was just released to radio and has all the elements needed to get a lot of spins; great vocal performance, well written song and clear, crisp production.

Which is what we would expect from someone with Stevie’s pedigree.She is anHonor’s student and yearly Dean’s List recipient in the songwriting program at Nashville’s Belmont University. “I love it there and get so much inspiration and motivation from these incredible courses and instructors. What a super learning experience being taught by people who have actually done what I’m striving to do. They have walked the walk.” Stevie is also a graduate of the Las Vegas Academy for the Performing Arts, has attended the Atlanta Music Academy and has worked with Sherisse Stevens of the Royal Conservatory of Canada.

Under the direction of Cheryl Wilson, the owner of the Nashville based Crown 26, Stevie is off to the CCMAs in Halifax in September where she will being performing at two prestigious showcases. On Thursday, September 10th, she will kick off the annual Diamonds in the Rough Showcase put on by Angie Morris at The Delta Halifaxand on Friday, Septenber 11th at Anya Wilson’s Showcase Artists on Board at the Lower Deck on Upper Water Street in Halifax. “I love to perform, getting to do my songs in front of a live audience is my favourite part of the whole process. It’s a rush to get to share my songs with people and see the immediate reaction on their faces. Can’t beat it.”

And following that in October, Stevie and her team will launch a radio tour to promote the single “Memory Lane.” This is something Jewel is really looking forward to. “I can’t wait to go and visit the radio stations and meet all the folks out there on this tour. “It gives Stevie a chance to communicate with her fans which she clearly loves to do as attestedto by her 17,000 Twitter followers and she is constantly creatingnew content for her YouTube audience who have viewed her videos over 800,000 times.

So country radio and country fans get ready for the next shining star in your sky, Stevie Jewel.  She is ready to become the new Jewel in the crown of country music.

COUNTRY AT THE ROCKPILE WELCOMES GRAMMY NOMINATED, STEVIE JEWEL

The Rockpile – 5555 Dundas St W Toronto -- Thursday, July 30th, 2015 – 7:30 pm


Toronto, Canada.  Just a few short months after her Canadian Music Week showcase performance, Canadian born and Nashville based STEVIE JEWEL is set to blaze trails, at the up and coming COUNTRY AT THE ROCKPILE show, Thursday, July 30th, The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St W, Toronto.

 

With residency in both Canada and the US, and crisscrossing borders to perform in international showcases and festivals, Jewel already boasts a Grammy nomination and Top 24 Billboard charting song that catapulted her career to current status. The Rockpile audiences can expect a high energy stage performance including that of her newest single, MEMORY LANE launching to country radio nationwide, August 17th through Linda Dawe of Music Solutions.

 

An Honor’s student and yearly Dean’s List recipient in the songwriting program at Nashville’s Belmont University (Florida Georgia Line) Jewel is also a graduate of the Las Vegas Academy for the Performing Arts, attended the Atlanta Music Academy and has worked with Sherisse Stevens of the Royal Conservatory of Canada.

 

With deft guitar playing and vocals that stun, Jewel has collaborated with some of the best in the music business including Josh Harris (Cher, Seal, Pink), David Langguth (Nelly Furtado, Timbaland),  Marc Ganetakos (Nelly FurtadoAshley MacIsaac), Stan Miczek (The Guess Who, Sass Jordan) and is currently writing with Nashville’s incomparable Tom Douglas (Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw). Her recent performances include Canadian Music Week (Toronto), The Listening Room, The Commodore Grill, Maxwell Millennium House, Belcourt Taps, (Nashville), Eddie’s Attic (Atlanta) and Turtle Music Festival (Northern ON) to list a few.

 

Managed by Cheryl Wilson, Owner of Nashville based Crown 26, Jewel is also scheduled to perform two showcases in September, at the CCMAs in Halifax, followed by an extensive Ontario radio tour in October.

 

A consummate professional appreciative of her fans, Jewel communicates with over 17,000 Twitter followers and constantly creates new content for her YouTube audience who collectively span over 800,000 views.

 

COUNTRY AT THE ROCKPILE, (5555 Dundas St W, Toronto) features emerging and exciting country performers. The series was created by Lloyd Monaghan, Owner and Agent of Rock N Entertainment. Doors open at 7:30 pm; tickets, $10.00.

 

 

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Stevie Jewel Interview With The Examiner

The Canadian Music Week festival returns to Toronto for its 33rd year. For 10 days and in 60 plus venues, over 1,000 artists will perform. Single night event tickets are available as well as full 10-day wristbands.

Stevie Jewel publicity

Stevie Jewel is originally from the Muskoka in Ontario, though has lived in the US for most of her life. She remains Canadian (and whole lot country) at heart. In interview she is happy to return again to Toronto to feature at Canadian Music Week on May 9 at the (also very country) Cadillac Lounge. Her career highlights include "One Last Kiss" (Seal the Deal) charting at #24 on Billboard's dance/club song list, being able to sing for President Bush in The White House, and an increasing fan-base on YouTube.

Q:
Let's start right in to CMW. With all the shows you play, US/CAN, how did CMW end up on your "to play" radar ?

Stevie Jewel:
Being from Muskoka, the music scene in Canada has always been something I wanted to pursue. I've been active in the US musically and it felt like the time was right to start playing my shows in my homeland! This year the stars aligned to allow me to be a part of CMW and I couldn't be more excited. CMW is such a great event and it's been a goal of mine to be a part of it since I heard about it.

Q:
The Cadillac Lounge is a fine country-ish venue. Though it's not quite the same as playing for the US President. Any special preparations for playing in a relatively smaller venue?

Stevie Jewel:
I love being able to engage with the audience and that is easier in a venue the size of The Cadillac Lounge. I always like to visit a venue before I play just to get a vibe for the space. Last time I was in Toronto I was able to stop in at the Cadillac Lounge and after seeing the space I know it's going to be a very fun show on the 9th.

Q:
We have great weather right now. It's 22C and sunny. CMW looks like we'll have lots of pedestrian traffic. For anyone passing by the Cadillac Lounge on the 9th, what would you say is the appeal of your music that would make them stop and go inside and listen?

Stevie Jewel:
Country music is about life, love, good times, and telling stories, and I think people will be hear that element in my music and be able to relate. I also have some brand new upbeat country tunes that I couldn't be more excited to be debuting at CMW!

Q:
You've had a sizable audience reach online (Youtube). Have you met any random fans from social media at live performances as a result?

Stevie Jewel:
(laughing) I once shot a video in Disney World and after posting it to my channel someone commented that they were there and saw me shooting but they didn't come say hi, I wish they had though, because I love meeting fans that I've connected with online, we're like instant friends because we already know each other. I also get some of the sweetest letters from fans and I love it, because that's who I make music for.

Q:
Last question: What's next after CMW?

Stevie Jewel:
I'm releasing my EP, The Golden Thread, during CMW and then I'll be doing promotion for the first single. I also have upcoming shows in South Carolina, Georgia, festivals in Canada, and participating in CMA Fest in Nashville. I'm so excited to be touring and sharing my brand new music with the world!

Stevie Jewel website:
http://www.steviejewel.com

Stevie Jewel fansite:
https://www.facebook.com/Steviejewelmusic

Stevie Jewel at Canadian Music Week
Saturday May 9 / Cadillac Lounge / 8:45PM

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    CROWN 26 presents Ontario artists at Canadian Music Week

    Canadian-owned and Nashville-based, CROWN 26 is a new music company showcasing the amazing talents of three CMAO artists at 2015 Canadian Music Week.

    Taking The Cadillac Lounge stage (1296 Queen St W, Toronto) on Saturday, May 9th, 8 pm to 10 pm, is: Sudbury’s own Larry Berrio; Huntsville-born and Nashville-based, Stevie Jewel; and Campbellville-raised and Nashville newbie via Grand Rapids, MI, Steve Rivers.

      Larry Berrio (www.larryberrio.com) has been touring Canada and performing for over 18 years. He’s been a featured guest on Canada in the Rough, Fins and Skins, and The Red Green television shows. He’s opened for Brooks and Dunn, Terri Clark, Tim McGraw, Johnny Reid, Crystal Shawanda and was a featured performer at the CCMA Industry Awards Brunch in Edmonton. He’s released over 15 singles to country radio nationwide, with “Rock Town” – a tribute to miners around the world – garnering 8 months of video rotation on CMT. With a new single to radio, “Get It Right The First Time”, bilingual Larry will take to the road in his 40’ Prevost tour bus after Canadian Music Week, with his first stop in Quebec. Any apprehension about performing at CMW? “I can’t wait to get on The Cadillac Lounge stage! Just one question – can I park my bus in front?” 

     

    Larry Berrio (www.larryberrio.com) has been touring Canada and performing for over 18 years. He’s been a featured guest on Canada in the Rough, Fins and Skins, and The Red Green television shows. He’s opened for Brooks and Dunn, Terri Clark, Tim McGraw, Johnny Reid, Crystal Shawanda and was a featured performer at the CCMA Industry Awards Brunch in Edmonton. He’s released over 15 singles to country radio nationwide, with “Rock Town” – a tribute to miners around the world – garnering 8 months of video rotation on CMT. With a new single to radio, “Get It Right The First Time”, bilingual Larry will take to the road in his 40’ Prevost tour bus after Canadian Music Week, with his first stop in Quebec. Any apprehension about performing at CMW? “I can’t wait to get on The Cadillac Lounge stage! Just one question – can I park my bus in front?” 

      Grammy-nominated Stevie Jewel (www.steviejewel.com) trained at the Royal Conservatory of Canada, The Atlanta Academy of Music, and the Las Vegas Academy for the Performing Arts. One of the youngest artists to ever break the LA performance stage strip, Stevie has wowed audiences at The Venetian Hotel, The Stratosphere and The Plaza Hotel, to name a few. She’s won numerous US talent competitions, and her dynamic voice carried her to a command performance for past-President George W. Bush at the White House. With over 800,000 views on YouTube, Stevie continues to connect with fans through a large social media following of over 20,000.Currently living in Nashville, Stevie is writing with Tom Douglas and is a guest performer at The Listening Room. Her new CD launches this summer, with performance dates adding to her schedule. Any apprehension about performing at CMW? “I am very excited to be performing at CMW; I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new fans from around the world at The Cadillac Lounge, and, finding out where Larry is going to park his bus.”  

     

    Grammy-nominated Stevie Jewel (www.steviejewel.com) trained at the Royal Conservatory of Canada, The Atlanta Academy of Music, and the Las Vegas Academy for the Performing Arts. One of the youngest artists to ever break the LA performance stage strip, Stevie has wowed audiences at The Venetian Hotel, The Stratosphere and The Plaza Hotel, to name a few. She’s won numerous US talent competitions, and her dynamic voice carried her to a command performance for past-President George W. Bush at the White House. With over 800,000 views on YouTube, Stevie continues to connect with fans through a large social media following of over 20,000.Currently living in Nashville, Stevie is writing with Tom Douglas and is a guest performer at The Listening Room. Her new CD launches this summer, with performance dates adding to her schedule. Any apprehension about performing at CMW? “I am very excited to be performing at CMW; I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new fans from around the world at The Cadillac Lounge, and, finding out where Larry is going to park his bus.”

     

      Factor-supported artist Steve Rivers (www.steverivers.com) is turning heads in the country music scene. Based in Grand Rapids, MI, Steve is a CMAO Nominee (Rising Star) and the 2013 Michigan State Winner of The US Texaco Country Showdown. He has opened for Eric Paslay, Frankie Ballard, Parmalee, Josh Thompson, Charlie Worsham, Greg Allman and Michelle Wright; and, performed on US stages, including: Cow Jam Music Fest, Kalamazoo State Theatre, the Illinois State Fair, B-93 Taste of Grand Rapids and Coast West Music Festival. As a songwriter, Steve has 14 independent cuts including, Drew Gregory’s chart-hitting, “Truck.Beer.Girl.” With a new CD launching this year, and a move to Nashville, Steve’s performance at The Cadillac Lounge marks his third showcase appearance and second CMW. Any apprehension about performing at CMW? “I’m counting down the days! I’m looking forward to getting on The Cadillac Lounge stage again and sharing my new songs with a packed house. I had a great time last year and am honored to do so again, this year. And let’s face it – it’s going to be interesting to see where Larry parks his bus.”  

     

    Factor-supported artist Steve Rivers (www.steverivers.com) is turning heads in the country music scene. Based in Grand Rapids, MI, Steve is a CMAO Nominee (Rising Star) and the 2013 Michigan State Winner of The US Texaco Country Showdown. He has opened for Eric Paslay, Frankie Ballard, Parmalee, Josh Thompson, Charlie Worsham, Greg Allman and Michelle Wright; and, performed on US stages, including: Cow Jam Music Fest, Kalamazoo State Theatre, the Illinois State Fair, B-93 Taste of Grand Rapids and Coast West Music Festival. As a songwriter, Steve has 14 independent cuts including, Drew Gregory’s chart-hitting, “Truck.Beer.Girl.” With a new CD launching this year, and a move to Nashville, Steve’s performance at The Cadillac Lounge marks his third showcase appearance and second CMW. Any apprehension about performing at CMW? “I’m counting down the days! I’m looking forward to getting on The Cadillac Lounge stage again and sharing my new songs with a packed house. I had a great time last year and am honored to do so again, this year. And let’s face it – it’s going to be interesting to see where Larry parks his bus.”

     

    ONTARIO’S STEVIE JEWEL PERFORMS ON NASHVILLE STAGES

    Toronto, CAN – Huntsville, Ontario country artist STEVIE JEWEL knows no boundaries when it comes to her music. Splitting her time between Canada, and the US, Jewel, who is currently based in Nashville, will perform two shows this week on Thursday, January 29th, and Saturday, January 31st.

     

    Performing songs from “The M Series” produced by Grammy nominated Jan Smith (The Band Perry, Sugarland, Drake, Justin Bieber) Jewel has reached over 800,000 viewers on YouTube and over 15,000 on Twitter with her videos, and her poignant and often humor filled communication. Proficient in both guitar and piano, new fans and continued followers can expect to experience Jewel’s honest and pure lyrics coupled with her strong musicality. Check her out at the following:

     

    Thursday January 29th – 9:00 pm

    The Commodore Grille

    2613 West End Avenue Nashville, Tennessee

    615-327-4707

     

    Saturday January 31st – 7:00 pm

    The Music of Tomorrow – hosted by Camille Rae

    NST – Nashville Street Tacos – Second Floor Lounge

    129 2nAvenue N, Nashville, Tennessee

    615-942-5271

     

    ABOUSTEVIJEWEL

     Formerly trained at the Royal Conservatory of Canada, The Atlanta Academy of Music and the Las Vegas Academy for the Performing Arts, Stevie Jewel has aligned with professional coaches, songwriters and producers and has performed on the legendary Las Vegas strip including The Venetian Hotel, Casbar at The Sahara Hotel, and The Plaza Hotel to name a few. She has won a host of US talent competitions, appeared on local and national television and was honored with a command performance for President George W Bush at the White House on Christmas.

     

    Under the direction of Jan Smith, Jewel’s song, “One Last Kiss” from her Seal the Deal album rose to #24 on Billboard’s Dance Chart in 2008. Not long after The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences placed Jewel’s song – now a top 20 Billboard hit – on the Official Ballot for the 2009 Grammy Awards in five categories including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist.

     

    Songs from her new album, “The Golden Thread” are in the recording works with the full CD set to

    release Summer of 2015 and tour to follow in Canada and the US.

     

    Learn more about Stevie Jewel at  www.steviejewel.com

    Stevie Jewel Interview by Middle Tennessee Music

    Let’s start from the beginning. Who are you? Where are you from? What style of music do you create?

    My name is Stevie Jewel and that is my given name. Born in Canada, but moved to Atlanta when I was 2, lived in Vegas and LA and recently moved to Nashville. I had a song go to #24 on the Billboard charts (Dance) but I took some time off to think about my direction – I guess like Kelly Clarkson, I feel that Pop/Country is more my personal style. I have read that my style isn’t really “country”, but I was born on a farm, I can ride a horse bareback – that’s pretty “country” in anyone’s book

    What challenges do you face being a singer/songwriter in Nashville?

    None come to mind. I love Nashville and find the community of musicians here to be friendly and welcoming!

    When did you decide music was the path you wanted to walk? Was there an “ah-ha” moment?

    my “ah-ha” moment was at 2 years old when I sat all the family members down to watch me perform…..I made the fireplace hearth in our house my “stage”!

    Who or what influenced you when you were younger? What influences you now?

    My maternal grandmother introduced me to classic musical movies like My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Kiss Me Kate. One of the most influential stars of my childhood was Shirley Temple! I absolutely loved her movies, still do. An artist that has influenced me from childhood and still continues to is Barbra Streisand. The iconic style of the late 50’s and 60’s is really where I take cues about culture, and my personal style, even though my music isn’t particularly reflective of that era.

    Do you have any favorite musicians, producers, or writers you enjoy working with? Where do you record?

    I’ve had the opportunity to perform with several talented artists and musicians, but one of my favorite experiences was doing a small concert with Frank Sinatra’s musical director Vince Falcone. I’ve worked with several different producers, but two that I most recently had the great pleasure of working with was “Mama” Jan Smith and Blue Hamilton, both are extraordinarily talented musicians but are also wonderful people and working with them was simply a joy.

    What role is the Internet/social media playing in helping you promote your music and connect with fans? Have you had to overcome any specific challenges?

    I love how the internet has brought me closer to my fans. Through YouTube I’m able to grow my fan base and stay connected with them in ways that were previously not possible. My fans are so wonderful and being able to share new content with them on a regular basis is so much fun!

    Do you actively gig? Tour? Where can we see you perform?

    I just moved to Nashville and I’m in the process of preparing for band rehearsals! To stay updated on my gigs and tour information you can always find out the latest on my Twitter or Facebook page.

    Where can we grab your album? Where can we connect with you online?

    My newest single is on iTunes and my next two singles will be available there shortly! You can always connect with me on Twitter or Facebook, I love chatting with fans! Also on YouTube, I try to respond to every comment I get!

    Any last thoughts? Shout outs?

    I have to thank my Mum for always believing in me, my goals, and my dreams. She is the best person I know! I also have to thank my older siblings for their understanding, our Mum devotes a lot of time to my career and they are also so supportive!