Although Eilen Jewell has made a name for herself as an incisive songwriter in various Americana styles, her 2017 album, Down Hearted Blues, was a side trip into the songs of other performers. She returns to her own music on her new record, Gypsy (Signature Sounds), a set of folk idylls, country ballads and roots-rock rambles. Despite the album’s unfortunate title (“Gypsy” is considered an outdated and stereotypical term to describe the Romani people), such laidback reveries as “Miles to Go” make for satisfying, easygoing contrasts with uptempo country-rock numbers like “You Cared Enough to Lie.” She stands up for working women and people of color on the jaunty sing-along anthem “79 Cents (The Meow Song)” and proudly declares that “people call me left-wing swine.”
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