Musician, singer, songwriter and actress Jewel recently made an appearance at the Berklee College of Music Performance Center in Boston. The event marked the release of her new album, “Picking Up the Pieces” and her memoir, Never Broken.
With only a microphone and an accoustic guitar, Jewel spent the evening revealing stories about her unconventional childhood growing up in Alaska, being homeless in her teens and her rags-to-riches rise in the music industry. She also performed songs, including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Hands,” and two tracks off her new album, “My Father’s Daughter” and “Mercy.”
Nearly 400 people attended the ticketed event, which included a signed copy of her new book, supplied by the Berklee College of Music Bookstore. Fielding questions from the audience, the Grammy Award winning performer reflected on her role as an artist. “I think I always had a writer’s heart,” she said.