The Wailin’ Jennys at Caltech

Feb 21, 2010

The Jennys; photo by Art Turner

All the way from Canada come the Wailin’ Jennys, an all-lady vocal folk trio, none of whom are named Jenny. They’ve won a Juno Award (Canada’s Grammys — a CanadaGram?) for best “Roots & Traditional” album and have been making regular appearances on A Prairie Home Companion. Their repertoire includes jazz and bluegrass as well, and they write many of their own songs — “quiet, warm, subtle, mellifluous,” said The Independent. The group’s name is a pun on Waylon Jennings, the famous American country singer. Their performances are said to be engaging and uplifting, like everything that comes from Canada, including snowboarders.

The Wailin’ Jennys

Saturday, February 27, 8 p.m.
Beckman Auditorium, Caltech
332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena
Tickets $26, $21, $16 / $10 youth
Call 626.395.4652 or visit



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