The Cake Eaters and Solo Performances
Since The Jennys have a page on their website dedicated entirely to food, having a song featured in a movie called The Cake Eaters seems entirely appropriate. You can hear “Begin,” off Firecracker, in the new movie directed by award-winning actress Mary Stuart Masterson and starring Twilight‘s Kristen Stewart. The movie also stars Oscar-nominated actress Melissa Leo, who recently appeared in Frozen River (which featured music by our good friend Keri Latimer of nathan). Nicky also notes that she was a huge John Hughes fan in the ’80s and therefore a huge Mary Stuart Masterson fan, so having a song in her new movie is pretty exciting. She has also hinted that Masterson’s performance in Some Kind of Wonderful may have inspired her to take up the drums… We haven’t seen the film yet so we’re not sure where the song pops up, although we think it might be in a scene with a bridge. If you’ve seen the film, let us know! You can find out more about The Cake Eaters, which opened to limited release in mid-March, at www.thecakeeaters.com.
In other news, you can hear Ruth play in her home-town of Winnipeg at the Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club on April 17. She will be playing a set of brand new songs before going into the studio in May. For those of you on the West Coast, you can hear Ruth on May 1, in Chemainus, BC (Vancouver Island). For show details, click here.
Heather has been a regular guest on A Prairie Home Companion during the Jennys sabbatical, and you can hear her again on April 18, live from Town Hall in NYC. She also hits the road on April 22 for a short tour of Oregon and Washington with one of the Jennys’ favourite singers, Aoife O’Donovan ( Crooked Still). Don’t miss seeing Heather and Aoife together! For tour dates, click here.
Lastly, The Jennys have been hard at work planning the release of Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, tentatively scheduled for July. Stay tuned!