PARK CITY, UT – Blending three unique talents into one harmonious sound, The Wailin’ Jennys perform on Sunday, April 15 at The Eccles Center. This fresh, Canadian folk trio promises to banish tax-day angst with seamless, simply beautiful acoustic melodies.
Comprised of founding members and singer-songwriters Ruth Moody and Nicky Mehta and new addition, Heather Masse, The Jennys are renowned for their striking three-part harmony and Juno (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy) award-winning roots music. In addition to creating a much-touted 2006 album, “Firecracker,” the group has enjoyed success well beyond the recording studio; The Jennys recently shared the stage with Rosanne Cash at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival and continue to enjoy musical appearances on Garrison Keillor’s NPR series “A Prairie Home Companion.”
Britain’s The Independent describes the trio as “almost too good to be true.” And as the threesome has made its way across Europe and North America, rave reviews have followed in its wake. “The Wailin’ Jennys are making no mistakes as they progress with grace, harmony and assurance – to inevitable musical stardom,” writes the Toronto Star. According to Creem Magazine, “[The Jennys are] on a mission to restore tasteful three part harmony and good old fashioned melody back to its proper place in the forefront of intelligent pop music.”
The band’s uplifting tunes and sparkling stage-presence are complemented by an assortment of instruments and styles. Soprano Moody dabbles in guitar, banjo, accordion and bodhran and mezzo soprano Mehta adds guitar, harmonica, ukulele and percussion to the mix. Masse brings her bluegrass and jazz-inflected alto vocals and piano skills to the folk-pop foundation.
Originally scheduled to take the Eccles stage in February, The Jennys were forced to reschedule their tour in order to accommodate their newest member.
“Though we hate to change our season dates, the new and improved, Juno Award-winning trio is definitely worth the wait,” says PCPAF executive director, Teri Orr. “The Wailin’ Jennys will certainly end our 2006-2007 season on a harmonious note.”
Show Details: Folk trio, The Wailin’ Jennys, perform on Sunday, April 15 at The George S. and Dolores Doré at Eccles Center for the Performing Arts (1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City). Show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $18 - $65 (children 12 & under are half price and seniors receive a 20-percent discount). Tickets are $5 in Section C for Summit County students (K-12). Please note that patrons holding tickets for the former February date are welcome to exchange their tickets for the April 15 show.
Tickets and information are available at the Eccles Center Box Office, 435-655-3114 or www.ParkCityTickets.com. Tickets and information are no longer available through ArtTix. *