The Wailin’ Jennys – Bright Morning Stars
By Jessie Scott
What is it about the water in Canada? How could there possibly be such an amazing crop of beautiful, talented females doing roots music? We have had the pleasure of bringing you Music Fog videos from Madison Violet, Catherine MacLellan, Melissa McClelland, Kendel Carson, Lynn Miles, Amelia Curran, Oh Susanna, and Frazey Ford. There are scads that we haven’t yet caught up with. On that list is The Wailin’ Jennys. Yes, that sounds like a play on words of Waylon Jennings, which is a fine musical role model.
The Wailin’ Jennys are Juno Award Winners from Manitoba, Canada and New York. You know there is a lot going on musically in the Great White North, where they respect and encourage artists by bestowing grants. And I do believe it is working, thanks to the help of the Canadian Government.
The Wailin’ Jennys fourth full length album, Bright Morning Stars, (released today) is named for a bit of lyric taken from a traditional song they sing a capella. Ruth Moody, Heather Masse, Nicky Mehta, and Jeremy Penner embark on a tour this month as well.