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The Wailin' Jennys

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 4:58 am
by Turk
My brother turned me on to these ladies recently. Firecracker is their latest release, I believe. I don't really want to compare them to the DChicks but there is a vague resemblance but they are definately of their own design. Beautiful harmonies and songs that touch the spirit with the right amount of folksy root-based soul that seems to flow naturally.

Like bivester, I'm addicted to chick singers and this group is the latest drug of choice for my aural afflictions.

You can hear an interview and a few songs at http://www.folkalley.com/

Also check out the Nanci Griffith interview there if you so desire.

Peace

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:39 am
by Ian
Good call Turk. I'm surprised they've not been mentioned here before.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:04 am
by Arlene
Ian wrote: I'm surprised they've not been mentioned here before.

I've resisted the impulse to pull up links to my Who Are You Listening To and Who Are You Going to See Play posts :wink: but I will add that as good as they are on a recording-- they're even better as live performers.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:30 am
by Turk
Okay, I've been listening to the full concert by the Jennys "Live at Folk Alley"

They do a version of "Bring Me A Little Water Sylvie" and Neil's "Old Man" that kicks major ass.

Love.

http://www.folkalley.com/music/livefrom/wailin_jennys/

You have to register but it's no big deal.

eta: OH MY GOD
They do "Calling All Angels" on this show.

I've died thrice.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:55 pm
by Arlene
To see and hear some video of them, go to http://www.cmt.com/music/studio_330_ses ... ance.jhtml

PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:44 am
by Turk
Thank you for that link, Arlene!

These girls are absolutely great.
I especially love "The Devil's Paintbrush Road" and" Long Time Traveler" and "Beautiful Dawn" and "Begin" and......

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:07 pm
by Nicoleee
hey all,

so, i keep wanting to post. we had one of the wailin jennys stay with us when they played in boston. annabelle chvostek is a friend of my roommate, and was an absolute dream to hang with.

we all went to the show and thought it was fun. i honestly prefer annabelle's songs to the other's... and her voice and playing.

i have listened to the jennys most recent record.. but not that sold on it.

i do love this youtube video of my roommate and annabelle though!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wUknk8X2v8

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:17 pm
by Arlene
Nicoleee wrote: we had one of the wailin jennys stay with us when they played in boston. annabelle chvostek is a friend of my roommate, and was an absolute dream to hang with.

OK. I'm now officially insanely jealous :twisted: :roll: :wink:

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:18 pm
by Turk
Nicoleee wrote:i do love this youtube video of my roommate and annabelle though!

Is Rose your roommate?
I love her. I've been lurking on (Rose's) thread and watching the recommended videos.

I DO love the Jennys as well.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:23 pm
by Arlene
Wai...wai...wait a minute. Rose Polenzani is your ROOMMATE????

HOW UNBELIEVABLY COOL IS THAT???




Have you met her brother? My brother and sister-in-law are incredibly big fans of his.




And doesn't it violate the rules of Yahtzee to list your roommate in one of your squares?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:28 pm
by Nicoleee
Arlene wrote:
And doesn't it violate the rules of Yahtzee to list your roommate in one of your squares?


I loved her from way back, I'll have you know. And it shows you how good she really is that I could hold her in such high esteem knowing so much about her. He he.

But no, I have not met her brother. I would have had I been at that NYC show that I missed a little while ago.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:21 pm
by gillian
Arlene wrote:Wai...wai...wait a minute. Rose Polenzani is your ROOMMATE????

HOW UNBELIEVABLY COOL IS THAT???

Hehe. I forget that people don't always know the minutiae of our lives. P.S. Rose is fun to play Super Mario Bros with.

EDIT: To keep this about the Jennys, I went to that show with Nic at Passim and was pretty bored. I dunno...

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:58 pm
by Turk
Thanks to Arlene, my love for the Jennys has been reaffirmed by the release of their newest album Live At The Mauch Chunk Opera House. This has been in my player for the last couple of weeks.

.1. Deeper Well
.2. Summertime
.3. Driving
.4. Bold Riley
.5. Glory Bound
.6. Arlington
.7. Bring Me Li’l Water Silvy
.8. One More Dollar
.9. Racing With The Sun
10. Paint A Picture
11. Begin
12. Motherless Child
13. Calling All Angels
14. One Voice

Listen to the album in its entirety right here.