Wailin’ Jennys to bring three-part harmonies
This is the sound of voices three Singing together in harmony Surrendering to the mystery This is the sound of voices three This is the sound of voices three
Singing together in harmony
Surrendering to the mystery
This is the sound of voices three
– "One Voice"
From the Wailin’ Jennys’ Juno-winning debut album, 40 Days, one voice is what it’s all about for a trio of singer/songwriters who weave their individual gifts into a seamless and harmonious sound that is guaranteed to stir and soothe your soul. Friday, May 7, the Wailin’ Jennys appear live on stage at the Quadra Community Centre, 8 p.m. Please check your ticket: concert day is Friday not Saturday.
An extraordinary group of two Winnipeggers, Ruth Moody and Nicky Mehta, and New Yorker, Heather Masse, the Jennys are picking up awards and audience recognition around the world for their collaboration on an uplifting repertoire which cuts across musical genre to include folk-roots, alt-country, blues, traditional, and pop/rock. They’ve travelled extensively, performing in hundreds of venues inspiring critics to pen compliments such as: "…a timeless quality, the songs could have been written last week or at any point in the last two centuries." (PopMatters) "Some of the most pitch-perfect gorgeous harmonies you’re likely to hear." (Review M Magazine, Australia)
The Wailin’ Jennys musical sensibility and vocal prowess is no accident. Soprano Ruth Moody (guitar, banjo, accordion, bodhr__n) is a classically trained vocalist and pianist who came to the stage as the lead singer for the Juno-nominated roots act Scruj Macduhk. As a songwriter, she is known for her moving and haunting ballads. Mezzo Nicky Mehta (guitar, harmonica, ukulele, percussion) is a trained singer and dancer whose solo album Weather Vane was nominated for a Canadian Music Award in 2002 for vocal ability and poetic songwriting. Alto Heather Masse, (upright bass) a jazz graduate and singer/musician with the Wayfaring Strangers, brings a jazz/bluegrass background to the group. Together, these three women deliver inspiring lyrics and good, old fashioned melody "…in harmonies that could melt a Manitoba February." (Boston Globe) "The three-part harmonies of Winnipeg’s Wailin’ Jennys should be considered some kind of national treasure." (The Hamilton Spectator)
The Jennys have two award-winning discs to their credit: 40 Days 2004 (Juno Award winner, Roots and Traditional Album of the Year, Group 2005) and Firecracker 2006 (North American Folk Alliance winner, Best Contemporary Album, 2007.)
Come hear the Jennys for their great songs, their musicianship and for "the sense of completeness and wholeness that can only come with three female voices." (Ruth Moody)
Tickets are $20 and are on sale now at Quadra Crafts and Hummingbird Office and Art Supply on Quadra and at the Music Plant in Campbell River. For more information, call 250-285-2580 or visit the Jennys’ website www.thewailinjennys.com