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Jewel set for Grass Valley performance next week

There are still a few remaining tickets left for Alternative country music superstar Jewel , who is set to perform July 17 in Grass Valley at Veterans Memorial Auditorium as part of the Center for the Arts off-site series.

From the remote ranch of her Alaskan youth to the triumph of international stardom, four-time Grammy nominee Jewel, hailed by the New York Times as a “songwriter bursting with talents,” has enjoyed career longevity rare among her generation of artists.

Whether alone with her guitar or fronting a band of ace musicians, Jewel has always been a charismatic live performer, earning the respect of other singer-songwriters such as Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan and Neil Young, who, not only invited her to open their shows, but mentored her in the early phases of her career. After a tremendous amount of success as a singer-songwriter and with more than 27 million albums sold, Jewel released a Greatest Hits album in 2013. The album features a collection of her most known songs as well as two new duets with Kelly Clarkson and The Pistol Annies, in addition to a new track called “Two Hearts Breaking.” She also starred as June Carter Cash in the Lifetime biopic “Ring of Fire,” which earned four Emmy nominations, according to her bio.

In December of 2013 Jewel joined NBC’s “The Sing Off” as a new judge as well as released her much anticipated follow-up holiday album, “Let It Snow.” Currently, Jewel is recording her 13th studio album, a follow up to her first album “Pieces of You” due in 2015.

Singer, songwriter Caroline Jones will open the show. Jones is also a multi-instrumentalist, producer, radio show host, author and founder of The Heart is Smart Initiative & School Tour, a song and guitar youth movement that inspires and empowers through music. She has conducted her Artist in Residence (A.I.R.) Day Program, featuring her acoustic, storytelling-based performance, songwriting and vocal performance workshops and student showcases, at schools and universities across America, including Andover, Exeter, Choate, Hotchkiss, Taft, Rhodes College and University of Virginia. Caroline conducts T.H.I.S. program at underserved public and charter schools on Sonima Foundation’s “Live Sonima Tour,” also featuring Nick Cannon and Stedman Graham.

Jones’ performance resume includes Julliard, Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Café Carlyle, Webster Hall, Highline Ballroom, Metropolitan Room, Bitter End, Russian Tea Room and Feinstein’s. She has shared bills with James Taylor, Beach Boys, Dave Matthews, Blues Traveler, Paul Simon, Ani DiFranco, Ziggy Marley & The Wailers, Grace Potter, and Patti Smith at festivals such as Wanderlust, Greenwich Town Party and the New Jersey Folk Festival. She has performed The Star Spangled Banner for the New York Giants, Jets, Knicks, Washington Redskins and presidential candidate Mitt Romney. On her radio show “Art & Soul” on Sirius XM’s Coffeehouse, Caroline delves into the art of songwriting to the soul of the song with the best in singer/songwriter talent.

Tickets to the 8 p.m. July 17 show are


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