The Wailin’ Jennys

Americana, Bluegrass

The Wailin’ Jennys are consistently one of the most popular artists to perform on a PineCone stage. They fill the halls of the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts with fans and their hauntingly beautiful songs. Their “achingly perfect vocal sound” needs to be heard in person.

NPR called them “…more than just impeccable bluegrass harmonizers; they’re also terrific bandleaders who give their traditional roots music a sense of real reverence.”

The band has multiple Juno Awards, which is the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys. Their song “Wildflowers” continues to resonate with listeners. It’s been played nearly 13-million times on Spotify.

The Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse. They’re often joined by Richard Moody and Adam Dobres. The trio first played together at a small guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  They’ve since toured the world, made frequent appearances on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion and played some of America’s great music venues including Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.

“We’ve grown a lot as players and singers and people in general,” said Nicky Mehta to American Songwriter Magazine. “The band started on the premise of one night of harmony between three singer-songwriters and ever since that one-off turned into a fully-fledged band, we’ve grown immensely and often quickly. We’ve travelled many places across the globe, added musicians to our stage, and kept things afloat as we’ve navigated home, family, and solo careers through our 20s, 30s and 40s.”

2022 marks The Wailin’ Jennys’ 20th anniversary as a touring band.