Music > Artists > Singer/Songwriter

The Wailin' Jennys

January 13th, 2015

Formed:
2002 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Genre:
Singer/Songwriter

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






The Wailin' Jennys

Biography

The Canadian folk trio the Wailin' Jennys began as a onetime-only grouping of three singer/songwriters, but musical chemistry and audience response turned them into an ongoing band. Alto Cara Luft, the daughter of professional folksingers, had played with the Lilith Fair tour in Calgary and released her own album; mezzo-soprano Nicky Mehta also had her own disc, Weather Vane; and soprano Ruth Moody, the lead singer for the roots band Scruj MacDuhk, had issued Blue Muse. But when they played together at a guitar shop in Winnipeg, the results led to more bookings. In 2001, they released an EP, Wailin' Jennys. American independent folk label Red House Records licensed their full-length debut CD, 40 Days, and issued it in the U.S. in August 2004. That same year, Luft left the band to pursue her solo career, but the Jennys soon found her replacement in Montreal-based Annabelle Chvostek, who added her own alto to the group's sophomore album, Firecracker. Alto Heather Masse joined the band in 2007, replacing Chvostek. Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House arrived in 2009, followed by the trio's third studio album, Bright Morning Stars, in 2011.

Top Albums


1. 40 Days

2. Firecracker

3. 40 Days

4. Bright Morni..

5. Live at The ..

6. iTunes Sessi..

7. Calling All ..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Long Time Traveller Firecracker 2:10 $0.99
2.

Parting Glass 40 Days 2:20 $0.99
3.

One Voice 40 Days 3:23 $0.99
4.

Bright Morning Stars Bright Morning Stars 3:22 $0.99
5.

Storm Comin' Bright Morning Stars 4:46 $0.99
6.

Glory Bound Firecracker 4:24 $0.99
7.

Starlight Firecracker 4:43 $0.99
8.

Beautiful Dawn 40 Days 3:21 $0.99
9.

By Way of Sorrow (iTunes Session) iTunes Session – EP 3:35 $0.99
10.

Calling All Angels Calling All Angels 6:26 $0.99
11.

Apocalypse Lullaby Firecracker 4:10 $0.99
12.

Devil's Paintbrush Road Firecracker 3:47 $0.99
13.

You Are Here Bright Morning Stars 4:03 $0.99
14.

Asleep At Last Bright Morning Stars 2:57 $0.99
15.

Bird Song Bright Morning Stars 3:33 $0.99
16.

Swing Low Sail High Bright Morning Stars 4:02 $0.99
17.

Avila Firecracker 4:04 $0.99
18.

Take It Down 40 Days 3:53 $0.99
19.

Pants (iTunes Session) iTunes Session – EP 1:08 $0.99
20.

Beautiful Dawn (iTunes Session) iTunes Session – EP 3:10 $0.99
21.

Goin' Down the Road (iTunes Sess.. iTunes Session – EP 3:55 $0.99
22.

Mona Louise (iTunes Session) iTunes Session – EP 4:03 $0.99
23.

Last Goodbye (iTunes Session) iTunes Session – EP 3:07 $0.99
24.

Light of a Clear Blue Morning Year Dolly Parton Was My Mo.. 4:15 $0.99
25.

Last Goodbye Bright Morning Stars 3:27 $0.99

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