By Deb Everts
For a unique concert experience, join Jewel and her family as they perform “Jewel’s Handmade Holiday Tour” at the Seneca Allegany Events Center at 7 p.m. this Saturday.
The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, New York Times’ bestselling author and poet kicked off her Holiday Tour last November in Denver, Colo., and she has hit the road again this holiday season with a one-of-a-kind tour.
Joining Jewel to perform a combination of holiday classics, holiday originals and her hit songs will be her father, Atz Kilcher, and her brothers, Atz Lee and Nikos Kilcher, all three of whom are featured on the popular Discovery Channel series, Alaska: The Final Frontier.
In an interview with Jedd Beaudoin of KMUW News, Wichita’s NPR Station, Jewel said last year was her first holiday tour.
She said she thinks her Christmas record was one of her better selling records, but she never did a tour with it.
“This show lets me sing in a way nobody knows I can sing. It’s a very range-y show and very difficult vocally. I’ll sing like Aretha Franklin and really be belting. I’ll do a vibrato-less, perfect, pristine aria like ‘Ave Maria.’ It really lets me push myself as a vocalist,” she told Beaudoin. “But, I don’t write that way for some reason. I don’t really write for my vocal capabilities. The main reason I did it was to figure out how to get my family together for the holidays without me going to Alaska.”
According to her biography from her website, jeweljk.com, Jewel is a singer-songwriter, actress, author, mother and advocate. She went from a girl who grew up in Alaska with no running water to a homeless teenager in San Diego to an award-winning, multi-platinum recording artist who released one of the best-selling debuts of all times.
Through her career that has spanned over 20 years, she has earned multiple Grammy Award nominations, an American Music Award and an MTV Video Music Award (among many others) and, to date, has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.
Cirque De Soleil honored Jewel’s incredible life story with the creation of a show dedicated to her unique life, in 2018. The show, “The Sixth Annual One Night For One Drop,” generated millions of dollars in proceeds, which went to the global water charity, “One Drop,” and the event was filmed for a prime time global TV special.
Jewel’s Handmade Holiday Tour 2018 is an unforgettable holiday show that people will not want to miss. For more information about the tour and ticket prices, visit senecaalleganycasino.com and ticketmaster.com.