"This business, touring especially, can be very draining," she says. "It was hard for me at first because, in Alaska, it was always so quiet; on the road, it's never quiet. In silence we hear who we are going to become, we have to learn to listen for it. I've had to teach myself to hear that silence inside myself, no matter where I am."
Jewel is scheduled to perform on Sunday, May 5, at Electric Ballroom in Tempe, with Duncan Sheik. Showtime is 8 p.m. (all ages).