The Wailin’ Jennys at Chalmers United Church in Kingston on Thursday, May 5th!

The Wailin’ Jennys, one of the most critically acclaimed and award-winning groups on the North American roots music scene, will perform a very special one night only concert at Chalmers United Church on Thursday, May 5th. Since their sold out Live Wire show here in Kingston six years ago, The Jennys have captivated audiences around the world with their exquisite, breathtakingly beautiful voices and their dynamic live shows, winning Juno Awards and international acclaim across four continents. This will be an intimate concert in the acoustically superb Chalmers United Church and tickets will be snapped up quickly. What a deal at 20 bucks!

Here they are at The Shrewsbury Festival in the UK singing their anthemic “One Voice”, a song now covered by hundreds of singers, community choirs and vocal groups around the world:

Following are the details and some more info about this superb group:

The Wailin’ Jennys
Thursday, May 5th – 8:00 pm
Chalmers United Church, Barrie at Clergy St., Kingston
Tickets: $20 in advance at Brian’s Record Option, $25 at the door (if available)

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 Ruth Moody and Nicky Mehta along with New York-based Heather Masse continue to create some of the most exciting and exquisite music on the folk-roots scene, stepping up their musical game with each critically-lauded recording and thrilling audiences with their renowned live performances.

In 2004, The Wailin’ Jennys released their first full-length album 40 Days in the to great critical acclaim, and in 2005 it won them a Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year. Bolstered by their frequent appearances on Garrison Keillor’s public radio show A Prairie Home Companion, The Jennys exploded onto the roots music scene in the U.S.A, performing at packed venues across Canada, the U.S. and throughout the world. Their next CD Firecracker was a powerful follow-up to their debut album and found The Jennys stepping out of the folk realm and into the world of alt-country, pop and rock. Garnering much attention, it was nominated for a Juno Award and won a 2007 Folk Alliance Award for Contemporary Release of the Year. It charted for over 56 weeks on the Billboard charts and was followed up by their 2009 release Live at Mauch Chunk Opera House, which also spent over a year on the Billboard bluegrass charts. It captured the magic of their live performances with show-stopping harmonies, impressive instrumental prowess, breathtaking songs and witty stage banter. Now, The Wailin’ Jennys join the ranks of Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris, recording their new studio album Bright Morning Stars with award-winning producer Mark Howard. The album combines fresh and innovative sounds with the band’s signature harmonies–a perfect mix of Americana, pop and traditional folk that is certain to be an instant classic.

Press Quotes:

“Imagine if the crazy scientists from Jurassic Park put Gillian Welch, EmmyLou Harris, and the Dixie Chicks in a blender, and then formed a musical trio from the resulting puddle of DNA. That’s where we’re going to start talking about the stunning songwriting, sweet harmonies, and sultry sound of Canada’s The Wailin’ Jennys.”
Music Online USA

“One of the most dynamic contemporary groups of the 21st Century.”
Sing Out Magazine

“Vocal trio the Wailin’ Jennys have developed into one of the most exciting and polished acts in music today.”
Dirty Linen Magazine

“Winnipeg folk trio The Wailin’ Jennys are making no mistakes as they progress with grace, harmony and assurance — and a great deal of industrial smarts behind the scenes — to inevitable musical stardom.The Wailin’ Jennys are the darlings of the North American roots music arena.”
Toronto Star

“The three-part harmonies of Winnipeg’s Wailin’ Jennys should be considered some kind of national treasure. …”
Hamilton Spectator

See you at the music!
Al

Live Wire Music Series Presents Rick Fines & Girls With Glasses on Fri. Feb. 11th!

The Live Wire Music Series is kicking off the 2011 season on Friday, February 11th with a double-bill featuring two of Canada’s finest music acts, Peterborough’s Rick Fines and Toronto’s Girls With Glasses.

RICK FINES

He’s an all-time Live Wire favourite who has won countless awards for his spectacular guitar playing, his wonderful songwriting and his expressive, bluesy vocals. Rick Fines is a musical powerhouse – whether he’s fingerpicking a Mississippi John Hurt number or doing a bottleneck slide guitar rendition of one of his own tunes, you can be sure that Rick will be both authentic and entertaining. And that’s just the first half of the evening!

GIRLS WITH GLASSES

EVE GOLDBERG, EVALYN PARRY, & KARYN ELLIS

It’s true, they proudly wear glasses, and they are girls, but Girls
With Glasses
is much more than a gimmick. Begun in 2004 as a “one-time-only” concert collective, Girls With Glasses has evolved
into an ensemble that combines rootsy folk and blues, edgy pop, and
spoken word with luscious harmonies and original arrangements. Bringing together the prodigious talents of three of Ontario’s finest songwriters – Evalyn Parry, Eve Goldberg, and Karyn Elllis, Girls with Glasses performances are hilarious, poignant, provocative, and fun. They have performed across Ontario for five years straight, selling out many venues and steadily growing a fan base eager for more.

Rick Fines and Girls with Glasses
Friday, Feb. 11 – 7:30 pm
Octave Theatre, 711 Dalton Ave., Kingston, ON
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door (if available)

On sale now at Brian’s Record Option (613) 542-2452, Tara Foods and Renaissance Music.

www.livewiremusicseries.ca