The Jennifer Ewan Band perform a stirring mix of compelling original songs and old-time Cajun dance music with a Celtic tint.
The band comprises singer-songwriter/guitarist Jennifer Ewan and reunites two former members of Deaf Heights Cajun Aces in Kim Tebble on accordion/flute and Simon Fildes on bass. Completing the line-up is rub board player Mark Burke (The Boat Band, Buzzcocks).
Jen’s rich and distinctive voice is a link between Scottish song traditions and American country music from Appalachia to Louisiana to Texas. Scots-Cajun mid-tempo personal ballads are grounded in the grooves of Cajun dance music and the unusual interplay of accordion, acoustic guitar and bass.
The band has appeared on BBC Radio’s The Afternoon Show, Celtic Connections at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and BBC Radio Scotland’s “The Janice Forsyth Show”. They first brought their show, Bonnie Bayou, to the Edinburgh Festival in 2017 and performed to sell-out audiences throughout their twelve-night run, building on this success at the 2018 Festival with a highly acclaimed run of shows at the Jazz Bar.
“Just brilliant… music of the highest quality… a Scottish rising star”
– Janice Forsyth, BBC Radio Scotland.
“Ewan’s voice is smooth and melodic, yet it carries a degree of confident poise and maturity”
– The Scotsman
“Richly layered contemporary and Louisiana music”
– The Herald
– Edinburgh Evening News
“Lends Edinburgh an unusual air of transatlantic glamour”
– The Scotsman
“A sassy cocktail of Cajun and modern sounds”
– The Metro
Check out their gig list for their upcoming shows.