We have some news we’d like to share with you. Our beloved side-player and fiddler extraordinaire Jeremy Penner has decided to take a break from music for a while and study to become a paramedic. We know Jeremy has just what it takes to do this job – he is smart, dedicated and compassionate, while possessing lightening-fast instincts, and not just when it comes to determining the whereabouts of the nearest source of cheddar cheese, or ensuring that the last piece of sushi on the table ends up in his mouth. No, he has what it takes. When Heather busted the 10 litre water jug last tour and the water came gushing out of its broken spout at alarming speed, it was Jeremy who leapt into action, yelling his commands and laying out his strategy clearly, decisively. He had that spout shoved back in its hole and the leak fixed in seconds flat. We knew at that moment that we couldn’t stand in the way of Jeremy and his new chosen path.
We’ll miss you Jeremy – your beautiful and emotional playing has contributed so much to our musical journey in the last few years. We wish you all the best in your new endeavours and are happy that you are now able to spend more with your daughter. Thanks for the music and the laughter over the years!
And now we embark on a new phase in our journey, and we are thrilled to announce that Richard Moody, Ruth’s brother, will be replacing Jeremy as the Jennys new side-player.
Richard has played on every Jennys studio album to date and is already, well, part of the family. Known first and foremost as a violist, he also plays violin, guitar and mandolin, has been performing on the international roots music scene for over 20 years, and has leant his impeccable talents to hundreds of studio recordings.
With stories of Richard setting up his precious cappuccino maker outside truckstops and forgetting his viola on top of moving tourvans, we know we’ve landed another wonderfully unique and eccentric Man-Jenny, and feel confident that we will be as entertained as ever in the coming months of touring.
And so we gear up for another year of exciting adventures. We can’t wait to share more music with you all, especially in the form of our brand new album, Bright Morning Stars. Montana here we come!!!!!