Songs You May Have Missed #278


The Wailin’ Jennys: “Begin” (2006)

The Wailin’ Jennys are a harmonizing female folk trio from Canada whose format invites comparison to The Dixie Chicks, but the comparison falters. First, it must be said the Jennys don’t possess the vocal strength of the Chicks. As for their sound, it’s less country hoedown and more coffeehouse folk. And they’re far more likely to cover a centuries-old English traditional ballad than a Fleetwood Mac tune.

All three women are songwriters, and their strength is in writing honest, reflective songs, rendered with pretty harmonies.

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