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Vocal folk trio The Wailin' Jennys are heading back out on the road to bring their tight harmonies and unique style to a stage near you. Don't miss this Winnipeg-based triple threat as they arrive in a city near you! If you truly can't make it out to see them this time around, however, have no fear. The wonderful Wailin' Jennys live for the live circuit and will no doubt be scheduling new tour stops in a location near you soon enough. When they do, you can be certain that StubHub will have all of the necessary concert ticket and venue information that you require. Keep up to date on all of the latest Wailin' Jennys concert info right here on StubHub – your first and best source for concert tickets on the web!
Whether the inimitable Wailin' Jennys are performing at the coolest festivals or the biggest theaters, this terrific trio delivers one of the most unforgettable shows in the business. Their latest round of tour dates is all set to be one of their best yet and an astounding showcase of their newest material and best-loved classics. Don't miss out on this opportunity to see one of the best folk vocal trios currently on the live scene. Get your tickets today!
About the Wailin' Jennys
Hailing from the Great White North, the Wailin' Jennys are a Canadian folk trio that would start out as a one-off project between three singer/songwriters. The warm response from audiences and their magical musical chemistry, however, made it clear that they had to continue to make music together. Cara Luft, alto, is the daughter of two professional folksingers. Before joining the Wailin' Jennys, she had performed on the Calgary leg of Lilith Fair's tour and issued her own album. Nicky Mehta, mezzo-soprano, had also released an album entitled Weather Vane previous to her work with the group. Ruth Moody, soprano, was already the lead vocalist for the rockin' roots group Scruj MacDuhk and had released the album Blue Muse. In 2001, the Jennys would come out with a self-titled EP. Red House Records, the U.S.-based indie folk label, would license their full-length debut album entitled 40 Days and would release it in the States in August of 2004. Also that year, Luft took her leave of the group to pursue her career as a solo artist, but the Jennys would soon recruit Annabelle Chvostek from Montreal to fill her spot. An alto, Chvostek would add her considerable talents to the trio's second album, entitled Firecracker. In 2007, alto Heather Masse would join the group and replace Chvostek. In 2009, the Jennys issued Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House. The band's third studio album, entitled Bright Morning Stars, would follow in 2011.
The Wailin' Jennys' first album to make the charts would be their sophomore effort, 2006's Firecracker. Here, Annabelle Chvostek's alto is versatile and seductively low, and it blends beautifully and adds considerable depth and strength to the higher ranges provided by Nicky Mehta and Ruth Moody. All three singers are excellent songwriters as well, and everything on Firecracker is done well, with reflective lyrics about death and friendship and love. The chilly autumn breeze of the Canadian prairie blows throughout the record, influencing and molding the National Steel, the violin, the acoustic guitar, the banjo, and the mandolin. It's music with a sweet, dark edge, as though it accepts the pain of the world but chooses to dwell instead on what is good. "Swallow" occasionally sounds a bit corny in its attempt to maintain rhyme and rhythm in the lyrics, but flits along like a bird as it explores the transience of love, and the song "Avila" is minimal and pretty, with a gauzy chorus sung in three-part harmony and evokes a sense of longing with the slow, aching notes of an electric guitar solo that weaves itself into the song. A kindred sentiment is also felt in "Glory Bound", expressed as a longing for a rest from the hardships of life. The song is hardly morbid – it's just honest and sad in that uplifting manner that only folk and country music can pull off. Many of the Wailin' Jennys tunes contain this melancholy, but there is always an overarching sense of happiness and hope that prevails, making Firecracker an uncontrived and top notch album.
The Jennys' fourth studio release, Bright Morning Stars, would be a number one bluegrass album in 2011 and 2012, making it the group's biggest success to date. Surprisingly comforting despite its loneliness, the album presents thirteen meditations on loss, life, and love that continue the trio's penchant for blending sea shanties and traditional folk with contemporary thoughts. It's an understated but powerful repertoire of northern balladry that might be too unassuming and subtle for today's attention spans, but that's just part of its charm. Apt comparisons to Gillian Welch and Alison Krauss have been made, but the Jennys' skill in old timey family-style harmonization sets them apart from the herd. Part Fleetwood Mac and part Watersons, tunes like the swinging "Mona Louise", the poppy "Swing Low Sail High", the timeless "Bird Song", and the minimal, mostly a cappella title track feel effortless and grounded, their divergent genres notwithstanding.
The Wailin' Jennys first gig together would be in a Winnipeg guitar shop. They were such a success that they were booked for more shows immediately afterwards.
The Wailin' Jennys Concert Experience
Prepare yourself for one of the best and brightest concert experiences in folk singing today. The one and only Wailin' Jennys will give you one of the most genuine and high energy live shows in the industry, with a flawless and fabulous mixture of musical talent and sincere feelings. Whether you are entranced by the singers' stage presence or lost in their pure musical talent, the Wailin' Jennys concert experience will be a show that you will not soon forget. Start planning your Wailin' Jennys concert experience today!
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