Northfield , Ohio -The Hard Rock Rocksino played host to yet another stellar holiday extravaganza this past weekend . The fine folks at Live Nation Cleveland brought in Jewel Kilcher and her Handmade Holiday Tour featuring Jewel , her father Atz, and her brothers ATZ Lee and Nikos Kilcher.
The set started off with a brief performance by her father and brothers playing their own original material , including a number called ” Hot Sexy Pizza ” and a beautiful song about a black stallion named ” Negro ” to name just a few .
After her family’s set , Jewel hit the stage with her backup band and to say there were a tight knit unit does not do them justice .The were all outstanding players in their own right !
The evening opening up with some Christmas songs including ” O Holy Night and ” Joy To The World ” and an almost operatic performance of ” Ava Maria ” wish actually gave me chills and I could not believe what I was watching or listening to .
About halfway thru the evening she tossed out her setlist in favor of crowd requests and even thou ” Freebird ” was mentioned several times she handled the hecklers with grace , poise and humor .
Some of the songs she played were ” You Were Ment For Me ” and ” Who Will Save Your Soul ” and my favorite ” My Fathers Daughter ”
I had a few moments to speak with her father ” ATZ ” and I found him to be a gentleman and a class act and later on in the evening when he danced with several of the ladies of the crowd it made me tear up .
If you ever get the chance to see Jewel , or any of her family please do you will be delighted and surprised.
For more information on all things Jewel please see the official website at https://www.jeweljk.com
- Please forgive the photography as these were not done with out usual set up and we had to use a cell phone .