Wailin' Jennys on Mountain Stage

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Set List

  • Bird Song
  • By Way of Sorrow
  • Bring Me L'il Water Sylvie
  • Deeper Well
  • Begin
  • Glory Bound

The Wailin' Jennys bring sweet, yearning harmonies to a sold-out Mountain Stage audience in Charleston, W. Va. Formed in a Winnipeg guitar shop in 2001, this trio, which now consists of Ruth Moody, Nicky Mehtha and Heather Masse, have made a name for itself by quietly crafting some of the best string-based roots music in North America.

The Jennys' first full-length album, 40 Days, won a prestigious Juno Award, and its follow-up, Fire Cracker, was named "Contemporary Album of the Year" by the Folk Alliance. The trio performs songs from its most recent release, Bright Morning Stars, which has drawn comparisons to both Gillian Welch and Fleetwood Mac. The band also covers Julie Miller's "By Way of Sorrow," and wring out an intense, rhythmic version of "Deeper Well," which originally appeared on Emmylou Harris's Wrecking Ball.

This segment originally aired on June 15th, 2011.

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