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Hot Picks – The Wailin’ Jennys 

It’s been said that a solid relationship can only exist between people who are already independently whole. So much the truer for a three-part-harmony vocal group. Fortunately, the Wailin’ Jennys, a folky trio whose music is far more lulling than their name suggests, is made up of such individuals It’s been said that a solid relationship can only exist between people who are already independently whole. So much the truer for a three-part-harmony vocal group. Fortunately, the Wailin’ Jennys, a folky trio whose music is far more lulling than their name suggests, is made up of such individuals. The group’s members, Cara, Nicky and Ruth, were already seasoned pros when a fateful convergence at a guitar shop brought the puzzle pieces together – Cara was and is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, Nicky (who Sing Out! recently named one of North America’s most promising new singer-songwriters) was nominated for a Canadian Independent Music Award for her solo album, and Ruth, a classically trained vocalist and pianist, was nominated for a Juno along with the rest of her previous band Scruj MacDuhk. The group’s harmonies are tight without sounding the slightest bit belabored, bathing the listener in a soft hush.