Hey this is Jill, writing from The Wailin Jennys management headquarters in (snowy?!) Vancouver, BC. This is our first contribution to the Jennys e-newsletter; hopefully youll enjoy the future blurbs we send you from time to time. Heres whats been news worthy and what weve got cookin in The Jennys kitchen
The Wailin Jennys were featured on Uncut magazines December Tribute to Neil Young compilation Like A Hurricane. The bands song Old Man (from 40 Days) was in great company with other artists including The Flaming Lips, kd lang, Paul Weller, Cowboy Junkies, and The Be Good Tanyas. You can order archive issues at www.uncut.co.uk
Old Man has been added to the Starbucks in-store playlists in the U.S. Keep in ear out for the song. Were hoping to have more of their catalogue added in the near future!
The Jennys hometown concert in Winnipeg (recorded on October 14 — my birthday!) is available on CBCs Concert on Demand website.
Coming up on February 29 and March 1, the band returns to the stage at the Fitzgerald Theatre to perform on A Prairie Home Companion. Check out schedule and ticket info here and your local PHC broadcaster here
You can catch a podcast featuring an interview with Ruth, Nicky, and Heather at last fall’s Strawberry Music Festival in Yosemite, CA here: Michael Gaither: Songs and Stories
Along with the web team, were working up some great new Jennys contests including a Jennys video contest. Stay tuned to the website for details!
Special thanks to Ellie Grace for the great live videos of Glorybound, Orphan Girl, and Beautiful Dawn from The Jennys performance at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC. Click here to check them out!