Win Tickets ($70): The Wailin’ Jennys @ Revolution Hall| Folk, Roots, Indie

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Wailin’ Jennys @ Revolution Hall on July 22. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, July 22.


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July 22, 2016
Doors: 7 pm / Show: 8 pm | $35 | 21+

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214
971 808 5094

The Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound.

Starting as a happy accident of solo singer/songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin’ Jennys have grown over the years into one of today’s most beloved international folk acts. Founding members Moody and Mehta along with New York-based Masse continue to create some of the most exciting music on the folk-roots scene, stepping up their musical game with each critically lauded recording and thrilling audiences with their renowned live performances.

In 2004, The Wailin’ Jennys released their first full-length album 40 Days to great critical acclaim, netting a 2005 Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year. Bolstered by their frequent appearances on Garrison Keillor’s public radio show A Prairie Home Companion, The Jennys exploded onto the roots music scene, performing at packed venues across the Canada, the U.S. and throughout the world.

The Jennys’ sophomore album, 2006’s Firecracker, served as a powerful follow-up to their career-making debut. Artistically, the record found The Jennys stepping out of the folk realm and into the world of alt-country, pop and rock. Garnering much attention, it was nominated for a Juno Award and won a 2007 Folk Alliance Award for Contemporary Release of the Year. Firecracker had legs, spending over 56 weeks on the Billboard charts.

The trio’s 2009 release, Live at Mauch Chunk Opera House, also spent over a year on the Billboard bluegrass charts. That landmark live album bottled the lightning of The Jennys’ live performances with show-stopping harmonies, impressive instrumental prowess, breathtaking songs and, of course, witty stage banter.

For their latest album, 2011’s Juno-winning Bright Morning Stars, The Wailin’ Jennys joined the ranks of Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris and recorded with award-winning producer Mark Howard. Co-produced by frequent Jennys collaborator and Juno Award-nominated David Travers-Smith, the album combines fresh and innovative sounds with the band’s signature harmonies — a perfect mix of Americana, pop and traditional folk that is destined to be a modern classic.

Although known primarily as an acoustic outfit, The Wailin’ Jennys have a diverse musical background that has shaped their musical sensibilities. Soprano Ruth Moody (vocals, guitar, accordion, banjo, bodhrán) is a classically trained vocalist and pianist with a burgeoning solo career. She made a splash in 2010 with the Juno-nominated The Garden which was followed up with 2013’s gorgeous These Wilder Things. She’s an accomplished, versatile singer of traditional and Celtic music and as the former lead singer of Juno-nominated roots band Scruj MacDuhk. Mezzo Nicky Mehta (vocals, guitar, harmonica, drums, ukulele), a classically trained dancer raised on ’70s a.m. radio and heavily influenced by alternative pop, was nominated for a Canadian Indie Music Award for her striking debut solo album, 2002’s Weather Vane. In July 2009 she became the proud mother to twin boys, Beck and Finn. Alto Heather Masse (vocals, upright bass) is a Jazz Voice graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, who has performed in Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing, Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings and is a regular guest on A Prairie Home Companion. She has also toured with her own band, supporting her 2009 Red House release Bird Song. Her latest, 2013’s Lock My Heart, is is an inspired album of jazz standards and originals with legendary pianist Dick Hyman.

With their varying backgrounds, each of the Jennys is unique in their individual expression. Together they forge a unified folk-pop sound — all delivered with the irresistible vocal power of three.

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42 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): The Wailin’ Jennys @ Revolution Hall| Folk, Roots, Indie

  1. Linda S July 18, 2016 at 3:10 pm #

    My co worker would like to go to this. If I win she could be my guest

  2. Kirsten July 18, 2016 at 3:19 pm #

    I’m the co-worker…lol

  3. AJ July 18, 2016 at 4:34 pm #

    Wailin’ Jennys! Wow!

  4. Jack July 18, 2016 at 4:35 pm #

    This would be awesome!! yes!!

  5. Sarah July 18, 2016 at 4:36 pm #

    wow, would love to win this!! How fun!

  6. Molli Vandehey July 18, 2016 at 8:12 pm #

    oh this looks super fuin and i will be kid free!!!!

  7. Nancy July 19, 2016 at 9:53 am #

    Pick me pick me! I’ll take my mom for her birthday on July 22!

  8. Ben B July 19, 2016 at 11:22 am #

    I am an absolute sucker for vocal harmony generally and these ladies specifically!

  9. Hope July 19, 2016 at 12:31 pm #

    This sounds great!

  10. Shannon July 19, 2016 at 12:45 pm #

    I love the Wailin’ Jennys!

  11. NB July 19, 2016 at 12:45 pm #

    The Wailin’ Jennys – awesome!

  12. Palaiologos Palaiologou July 19, 2016 at 12:46 pm #

    Definitely I’ll go…

  13. Aaron July 19, 2016 at 1:03 pm #

    Would be a good time, Canadian tunes. Plus my sister-in-law’s name is Jenny, who would get a kick out of it.

  14. Jessica F July 19, 2016 at 1:17 pm #

    I will be wailin’ if I don’t win these tickets.

  15. mel July 19, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

    i love the wailin’ jennys! would love to go!

  16. Lisa Odell July 19, 2016 at 1:33 pm #

    I am getting back into playing my acoustic guitar after developing a nerve problem that left me with reduced feeling in my hands. I love this group and need the inspiration!

  17. marco July 19, 2016 at 2:36 pm #

    I’m Wailin’ for the marvelous Jennys.. remaking the sound of traditional music.

  18. Dave G. July 19, 2016 at 2:52 pm #

    I’d like to connect with the Canucks!

  19. Bob B. July 19, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

    Nothing better than three beautiful voices together!

  20. Ann Howell July 19, 2016 at 4:21 pm #

    My husband loves this trio!

  21. Gaby July 19, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

    This sounds amazing!

  22. PLM July 19, 2016 at 5:48 pm #

    Yes, please.

  23. Scott Hamilton July 19, 2016 at 9:20 pm #

    Would love to see them live.

  24. catie July 19, 2016 at 10:17 pm #


  25. Kelly July 20, 2016 at 7:30 am #

    I love this band!

  26. Raquel A Valle-Riestra July 20, 2016 at 7:39 am #

    I LOVE the wailing jenny’s. Pick me please :)

  27. Jeanne Faulkner July 20, 2016 at 10:12 am #

    This would be so much fun!

  28. Kate July 20, 2016 at 1:19 pm #

    Absolutely in love with the Wailin’ Jennys! I would love to go!!

  29. Alex July 20, 2016 at 4:52 pm #

    because it sounds lovely

  30. Laura July 20, 2016 at 6:35 pm #

    Looks like fun!

  31. Jose July 21, 2016 at 12:05 am #

    Friday will be our first day in Portland… it would be great!

  32. Suzanne Lapidus July 21, 2016 at 3:13 pm #

    I want to go with my partner because we are HUGE FANS Jenny’s and we accidentally bought tickets for the Saturday night show and then realized we have other plans that we don’t want to miss.

  33. Amy harris July 21, 2016 at 3:24 pm #

    This would be a great night/date night!

  34. Victoria Gantz July 21, 2016 at 3:34 pm #

    I love their harmony!

  35. Tom P July 21, 2016 at 4:43 pm #

    Love their sound and style

  36. Gaby C. July 21, 2016 at 8:15 pm #

    We’re HUGE FANS of the Jenny’s and would love to go see them!

  37. Kellie July 21, 2016 at 8:43 pm #

    Beautiful music that I would love to hear live!

  38. Suzanne L. July 21, 2016 at 9:13 pm #

    Seeing the Wailin’ Jenny’s would be a dream come true!

  39. Cheyenne July 21, 2016 at 9:27 pm #

    Would love to bring my nine-year-old daughter!

  40. Suzanne July 22, 2016 at 8:48 am #

    I’d love to take my sweetie to hear sweet harmonies!

  41. Judy Wiebe July 22, 2016 at 9:20 am #

    I have dying to go to Revolution Hall and my daughter would love this show!

  42. Stacy Jorge July 22, 2016 at 5:33 pm #

    Would love to see this ;)

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