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.
In 2004, the Wailin’ Jennys released their first full-length album "40 Days" in great critical acclaim, and in 2005 it won them a 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. Their next CD, "Firecracker," was a powerful follow-up to their debut album and 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.” The album charted for over 56 weeks on the Billboard charts and was followed up by their 2009 release "Live at Mauch Chunk Opera House," which also spent over a year on the Billboard bluegrass charts.