Wailin Jennys with Opening Act Blushin' Roulettes
KZYX&Z is pleased to present the Wailin' Jennys in concert March 7 at Cotton Auditorium, Fort Bragg
in their first appearance on the north coast. Doors open at 5:30 and the show starts at 6:00pm.
Opening for the Wailin Jennys will be local favorite the Blushin' Roulettes. The March 7 show presents
a unique opportunity to hear and see these musical performers as their career trajectory climbs ever
higher. Advance tickets are $20 (tickets will be $25 at the door) and are available now at Brown Paper
Tickets (www.brownpapertickets.com). Advance tickets will also be available beginning Monday,
February 15th at Four-Eyed Frog Books in Gualala, Gallery Bookshop in Mendocino, Tangents in Fort
Bragg, Leaves of Grass in Willits, Dig Music and Mendocino Book Company in Ukiah.
The Wailin' Jennys have become a familiar musical voice with lots of local radio play and numerous
appearances on NPR. Their biography can be summed up as three extraordinary voices, two founding
singer-songwriters, and one singular vision: The Wailin Jennys continue to evolve into far more than
the melodious sum of their individual talents almost eight years after blowing in on a fresh acoustic
breeze from Canadas mid-western heartland. The group began as a happy accident in 2002, when
three friends played together for a one-time-only performance at a guitar shop in Winnipeg. They had
such obvious chemistry on stage and enjoyed themselves so immensely that they decided to pursue this
new musical union, forming The Wailin Jennys. Since the release of their first album in 2004, and
rave reviews and awards in the years that have followed, the Jennys have achieved success performing
their signature vocal style incorporating a cross-border brand of North American roots music with an
acoustically-driven accompaniment. Review M Magazine wrote that the Wailin Jennys have " some of
the most pitch-perfect, gorgeous harmonies you're likely to hear." The Boston Globe added that "Their
sweeping melodicism defies boundaries, feeling at once edgy and familiar, delivered in harmonies that
could melt a Manitoba February."
Opening the show will be local Mendocino County favorites the Blushin Roulettes, the folksy twanggang
delivers old-time tunes with a modern twist deeply rooted in feminine perspective. Songwriter/
guitarist Angela Rose belts her sweet and sultry tunes of damsels in their bliss and distress in a
warbling vibrato often compared to Iris Dement and Dolly Parton. Kate Stone adds her smooth vocal
harmonies as she holds down the low end plucking and bowing her cello. Cas Sochacki adds subtle
dobro licks while contributing on baritone duets with Rose.
This concert is a fundraiser for KZYX&Z, 90.7, 91.5, and 88.1 FM, the community non-commercial
radio station of Mendocino County, serving several counties of northern California from studios in
Philo, Willits, and Mendocino.
500 North Harold Street
Ft. Bragg, CA 95437
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