Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Swingin' into Spring with The Wailin’ Jennys on Prairie Home Companion on 3/27 and the Calvin Theatre on 4/23

The Wailin’ Jennys are back with a tour and new studio album. The musicians took a sabbatical at the end of 2008 and during that time-out, WJ co-founder Nicky Mehta gave birth to twin sons, the “token American in the group” Heather Masse recorded a solo album titled "Bird Song" and made multiple appearances on National Public Radio’s Prairie Home Companion. The Wailin’ Jennys released "Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House" in 2009 which gave their current and future fans an earful of the WJ live experience.

This April they kick off a two-month North American tour (followed by appearances at music festivals), and releases their third studio album (still untitled) on Red House Records. The Wailin’ Jennys will also appear on the Prairie Home Companion show, Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington on March 27, 2010.

The Wailin’ Jennys combine three extraordinary voices with “heart-stopping harmonies” that “make new songs feel traditional and old songs sound brand new.” Dirty Linen, the foremost US-based folk and world music magazine, has called The Jennys “one of the most exciting and polished acts in folk music.”

Members of The Wailin’ Jennys are soprano Ruth Moody (guitar, banjo, accordion, bodhran), mezzo-soprano Nicky Mehta (guitar, harmonica, ukulele, percussion), alto Heather Masse (upright bass), and instrumentalist Jeremy Penner (fiddle and mandolin).

Get tickets here for The Wailin' Jennys plus Joy Kills Sorrow at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton on Friday, April 23rd at 8PM.

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