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2020 The Wailin’ Jennys, presented by PineCone & The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Thursday, March 5, 2020 @ 8:30 pm
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By popular demand, PineCone favorites The Wailin’ Jennys return to Raleigh, and they’ll have some new music to share! Longtime fans of The Jennys will be excited to know that they are road testing new songs for an upcoming studio album, in addition to sharing some familiar favorite tunes! One of today’s most respected folk groups, The Wailin’ Jennys are steeped in the artistry and elegance that has defined their career for more than 15 years. The Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse – three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound.

Starting as a happy accident of solo singer/songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin’ Jennys have grown over the years into one of today’s most beloved international folk acts. Founding members Moody and Mehta, along with New York-based Masse, continue to create some of the most exciting music on the folk-roots scene, stepping up their musical game with each critically lauded recording and thrilling audiences with their renowned live performances. One of today’s most respected folk groups, The Jennys turned 15 years old in 2017. To mark the occasion, the band took time away from the demands of motherhood to record and release a celebratory album for their fans: Fifteen. A carefully curated collection of some of their favourite songs, the new record was recorded true to their live show sound with their long time beloved side players, Richard Moody and Adam Dobres. Steeped in the artistry and elegance that has defined their career, the album presents the Jennys at their very best, highlighting their heartfelt vocals, otherworldly harmonies, and sophisticated arrangements. Fifteen was nominated for a Juno award in 2018 for Traditional Roots album of the year. For members Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse, Fifteen celebrates a long-term musical partnership that has created three award-winning, Billboard-charting studio albums, one magical live recording, and a loyal worldwide fanbase.

NPR wrote of their most recent Newport Folk Fest appearance, “The Wailin’ Jennys are more than just impeccable bluegrass harmonizers; they’re also terrific bandleaders who give their traditional roots music a sense of real reverence.” It’s this respect for their craft, as well as The Wailin’ Jennys heartfelt, impeccable vocal performances, that has cemented the trio’s reputation in folk and roots music circles.


Thursday, March 5, 2020
8:30 pm
$$28.96-$45.05 for members. for general public. Sales tax is included in ticket prices.
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Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
2 E South St
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