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The Wailin’ Jennys perform April 11 in the San Juan Community Theatre

A fresh breeze of sweet acoustic folk sounds flows into Friday Harbor when The Wailin' Jennys grace San Juan Community Theatre’s Whittier stage on April 11, 7:30 p.m.

Winners of Canada’s 2005 Juno Award for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year, the group has been gathering a large following as it has embarked on North American and European tours (“quiet, warm, subtle, mellifluous, almost too good to be true,” noted British daily The Independent). In fact, they appeared in March on Garrison Keillor’s national radio program,

“A Prairie Home Companion".

Founding singer-songwriters Ruth Moody (guitar, banjo, accordion, bodhran) and mezzo Nicky Mehta (guitar, harmonica, ukulele, percussion) have recently been joined by singer and pianist Heather Masse. Masse performed at San Juan Community Theatre in April 2009 with former music school classmate and Crooked Still vocalist Aoife O’Donovan.

Singer Bonnie Raitt has said of the group: “Such a gorgeous blend of harmony and great songs … Love the Jennys!”

The business partners for The Wailin’ Jennys are Juniper Lane Guesthouse and Café Demeter. Tickets are $35 for adults, $18 for student reserved, with $5 student RUSH one hour before the show.

The Box Office is open Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tickets may also be purchased online at

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