April 5, 2010
MULTI-PLATINUM SINGER /SONGWRITER JEWEL TO PERFORM TWO CHARITABLE CONCERTS AT NASHVILLE’S LEGENDARY
BLUEBIRD CAFÉ ON APRIL 28TH
All Proceeds From the Concert Benefit “Project Clean Water”
A Charity Founded and Supported by Jewel
Recording artist and philanthropist, Jewel, will perform two shows at the legendary Bluebird Café in Nashville, TN, to benefit the charity she founded over a decade ago, Project Clean Water. Jewel will perform a very special acoustic set at both 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets are available at the Bluebird Café’s website www.bluebirdcafe.com
“I’m thrilled to be performing at the Bluebird and supporting a cause so dear to my heart, Project Clean Water,” said Jewel. “So many country songwriters I admire have performed at the café. It’s wonderful to perform some of my favorite compositions in such an intimate setting and help those in need at the same time.”
Jewel founded Project Clean Water in 1997. Having experienced homelessness as a teenager, Jewel became ill and couldn’t afford to buy the bottled water she needed for her sick kidneys. She then realized it was difficult to obtain clean water in the United States, and discovered it was a huge problem globally. She has been relentless in her efforts to bring safe water to those in need and create awareness of clean water shortages around the world.
Project Clean Water has recently partnered with Virgin Unite and the Voss Foundation to create the “Give A Drop” campaign. Donations of $5.00 can be made by texting the message “DROP” to phone number 85944. Money raised through text donations will benefit the partnership, which is currently working in Pel in the Dogon region of Mali, where 40 water retention structures were recently completed. This spring, work will also begin to help rural villages in southeast Ethiopia expand their access to clean water.
Maintaining her country roots, Jewel is currently finishing her second country music album scheduled for release in June 2010. The upcoming project is the follow-up album to her #1 Billboard-Charting Perfectly Clear, which was released in June 2008.
Jewel lives on a working ranch in Stephenville, Texas with her husband, World Champion bull-riding superstar, Ty Murray.
About Project Clean Water
In 1997, Jewel founded Project Clean Water. The non-profit charity foundation is working to improve the quality of life for millions of people by helping to provide clean water on a global scale. The foundation targets villages around the world with clean water problems, and works with the communities to find sustainable solutions to provide them with safe drinking water. To date, Project Clean Water has helped more than 30 communities overcome their individual drinking water problems in 13 different countries, on five different continents.
About The Bluebird Café
The Bluebird Café is renowned as one of the world’s preeminent listening rooms and has gained international recognition as a songwriter’s performance space where the “heroes behind the hits” perform their own songs; songs that have been recorded by chart-topping artists in all genres of music. Located in a small strip mall outside of downtown Nashville, the 100 seat venue is unassuming in appearance but over the past 28 years some of the most significant songwriters and artists have performed on this stage, and launched their careers, including Faith Hill, Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Trisha Yearwood.