Thursday, February 11, 2010

SMU Page Series introduces The Wailin’ Jennys Feb. 24

WINONA, Minn. – Saint Mary’s University will welcome the mesmerizing and melodious talents of The Wailin’ Jennys on Wednesday, Feb. 24. This acoustic female trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Page Theater, located in the SMU Performance Center.

With three extraordinary voices, two founding singer-songwriters and one singular vision, the Wailin’ Jennys — originally from Canada’s mid-western heartland — are continuing to evolve into far more than the melodious sum of their individual talents.

Founding members Nicky Mehta and Ruth Moody are delighted to welcome New York-based alto singer Heather Masse and Vancouver-based fiddler Jeremy Penner to The Wailin’ Jennys.

The Wailin’ Jennys have toured three continents and are enjoying burgeoning international acclaim and a rapidly growing fan base. They continue to garner rave reviews for their album, “Firecracker,” which has spent over 30 weeks in the Top 5 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart. “Firecracker” also rose to No. 2 on the Amazon Top Sellers Chart.

Over the past few years, The Wailin’ Jennys have made many appearances on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” sharing the stage with luminaries such as Bonnie Raitt and Meryl Streep.

Tickets for this Page Series event are $25 for adults and $20 for students and seniors and are available at the SMU Box Office, (507) 457-1715, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or online at This concert is supported in part by Theatre du Mississippi.