When the Canadian alt-folk-roots trio The Wailin’ Jennys performs at the Opera House this July 30th it will mark their first return to town since the release of their 2009 classic live album, Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House.
Amazingly LMCOH was recorded in one take, on the occasion of an August 2008 concert. One of the classic tunes is Calling All Angels, an oft-interpreted Jane Siberry tune, that the Jennys turn into a classic. Have a listen to get a feel for the entire album which David Lindley, the Jackson Browne guitarist, called maybe “the finest sounding live album I’ve ever heard!”
That’s high praise from a musician that was part of a pretty good live album himself (Running on Empty). With the Jennys’ flawless 3-part harmonies, easy banter from the stage, and their remarkable songwriting and musicianship, it’s easy to see why they’re regulars on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion.
To mark the occasion, the Jennys will receive the keys to the city at an event at Soundcheck Records at about 4 PM, directly across from the Inn at Jim Thorpe, just 2 blocks down the street from the Opera House. Please do stop by – and don’t miss a great and memorable Opera House performance!