CD Reviews 

The Wailin’ Jenny’s – 40 Days 

The next time you’re snowed in on a cold winter day, wrap yourself up in a nice throw, brew yourself a cup of tea, pop The Wailin’ Jenny’s into your stereo, sit back and enjoy The next time you’re snowed in on a cold winter day, wrap yourself up in a nice throw, brew yourself a cup of tea, pop The Wailin’ Jenny’s into your stereo, sit back and enjoy.

The astute singing-songwriting trio from Canada combines their talents and voices to achieve near-perfect harmony in every track on 40 Days, the group’s first full length album.

The thing that makes a good folk singer stand out is the ability to write a song that is completely timeless and leaves the listener with a sense that they should be able to sing along the first time they hear it. 40 Days contains a strong mix of original works by Cara Luft, Nicky Mehta and Ruth Moody (aka the Wailin’ Jenny’s) as well as traditional songs and classic covers. The beautiful thing about this album is, aside from an angelic rendition of Neil Young’s “Old Man,” it’s almost impossible to tell which is which without reading the credit lines in the album cover.

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