The Wailin' Jennys

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Saturday, 2018, February 3 - 7:30pm
Presented in partnership with Broadway Series South .
Venue: 
2 E South St
Raleigh, NC 27601

By popular demand, PineCone favorites The Wailin’ Jennys are coming back to Raleigh, and they’ll have a new album in tow! One of today’s most respected folk groups, The Wailin’ Jennys are releasing their first new recording in six years, Fifteen. This long-awaited follow-up to Bright Morning Stars finds the trio bringing their passion and stellar musicianship to a carefully curated collection of some of their favorite songs, including tracks by Tom Petty, Emmylou Harris, and Dolly Parton. For members Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse, Fifteen celebrates a 15-year musical partnership that has created three award-winning, Billboard-charting studio albums and one magical live recording and brought them a loyal worldwide fanbase.

Steeped in the artistry and elegance that has defined their career, Fifteen presents The Wailin’ Jennys at their very best. Opening with their stark yet exquisite rendering of “Old Churchyard,” sung a cappella over a single droning viola tone, the album then shifts to a gorgeous full-band acoustic version of Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers.” Other highlights include their moving interpretation of Emmylou Harris’s “Boulder to Birmingham,” their update of Paul Simon’s “Loves Me Like a Rock” (from a woman’s point of view) and songs by Jane Siberry, Warren Zevon, and Patty Griffin. They also do an achingly beautiful a cappella version of Dolly Parton’s “Light of a Clear Blue Morning” that resonates as a call to hope in these troubled political times. 

NPR wrote of their last 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.

 

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The three members of The Wailin' Jennys all have long brown hair, worn down. Two stand side by side in the front, each wearing a top in a different shade of gray and facing the viewer. The woman on the left in the lighter gray top wears 2 silver necklaces. Behind and between them, the third woman is looking over her right shoulder. She wears a jean jacket over a beige top.