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The Wick is Burning 

Seems like Winnipeg’s Wailin’ Jennys are playing in town every time I look at a gig-poster plastered pole. The Wick is Burning
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Seems like Winnipeg’s Wailin’ Jennys are playing in town every time I look at a gig-poster plastered pole. And they’re coming back again on Friday night, for two reasons. One is that they just love it here (but more on that later). The other is they’re cruising around promoting their latest album, Firecracker, a disc that finds them stretching out a bit but still maintaining the great vocal harmonies and musical melodies that they’ve become known for. “It’s a different album than our last, 40 Days, in many ways,” says Nicky Mehta, one third of the Jennys. “Not the least of which is that we have a new member, Annabelle Chvostek. But it’s definitely a Jennys album. The three-part harmonies are still the focus, but the tone of the material has shifted slightly and we are trying some new things. It’s all very exciting and the musical growth is very gratifying.”

When asked about the musical growth and how bringing Chvostek in has changed things, Mehta says that it made the band try new things. And no doubt people will like what they hear on the new disc, both long-time fans and most likely a legion of new followers who will be brought on board by the album.

“Because of the membership change-up, we have all been forced outside of comfort zones and that’s necessary and greatǃ