Newport Folk 2011: The Wailin' Jennys, Live In Concert

Ruth Moody of The Wailin' Jennys performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. i i

hide captionRuth Moody of The Wailin' Jennys performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.

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Ruth Moody of The Wailin' Jennys performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.

Ruth Moody of The Wailin' Jennys performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.

Shantel Mitchell for NPR

Set List

  • Bird Song
  • Begin
  • Glory Bound
  • Arlington
  • Bring Me Little Water Sylvie
  • Deeper Well
  • Light of a Clear Blue Morning
  • Cherry Blossom Love
  • By Way of Sorrow
  • One Voice
  • Storm Coming

The three Canadian women in 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. Their harmonies really are unreal — it's a genuine surprise to learn that the band's members aren't related — as heard on albums like this year's Bright Morning Stars. Members Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse got their start as solo singers, but you'll never know it the way they seamlessly share the spotlight at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I.

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