Jewel launches a crowdfunding campaign to bring fans to Nashville to watch her "make a record that is really pure and me" … The singer-songwriter also tells Billboard she's writing an autobiography
Jewel's next album will be a companion piece to her 12-times platinum 1995 debut "Pieces of You," "kind of like 'Harvest' and 'Harvest Moon' were for Neil (Young)," she tells Billboard.
"Pieces," produced by the late Ben Keith and recorded at Young's Northern California ranch, mixed live-on-the-floor band tracks with solo recordings by Jewel and also solo performances in front of an audience, which can be heard, subtly, on several of the songs. Jewel is pursuing the new album the same way, producing it herself with plans to include some songs she'll play in front of her Every Day Angels fan community on March 21 at The Standard in Nashville.
"I've just always sung better live," says Jewel, who's also recording at the famed RCA A studio in Nashville. "There's certain songs that, when I do them in front of an audience it brings out an emotion in me that I don't get just sitting in a studio."