Billboard Features Jewel’s Cover of Neil Young’s “The Needle and the Damage Done”

Jewel covers Neil Young

In support of her new album, Sweet and Wild, and as part of this week’s Mashup Mondays series on, Jewel covered Neil Young’s “The Needle and the Damage Done.” Jewel “puts a feminine, breathy, melancholy-but-gentle twist on the Canadian rock legend’s track.”

Listen closely because Jewel’s otherworldly good looks can be distracting. It’s a song she’s performed many times in her live shows, and she recalls learning it when she was 16 or 17. After all the years she spent in the pop music forest, this is evidence that her roots are truly in folk and country.



Read ON

On the “Hick-Libs”

While the hick-lib celebrities would have us believe that Appalachia and rural Oklahoma is home to covert gay coal miners and queer cowboys, the overwhelming

Read more >
Country Music Pride