Line-up Shuffle

By The Wailin' Jennys

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Juno-winning roots act The Wailin’ Jennys say goodbye to Annabelle Chvostek after two years, on acclaimed album, and something like 230 gigs together. Montreal-based Chvostek will put her energy into her solo. Mehta and Moody have replaced Chvostek with New York-based vocalist Heather Masse, who has performed in acclaimed folk collective The Wayfaring Strangers as well as bluegrass outfit Joy Kills Sorrow. Chvostek will finish out The Jennys’ current tour, which sees them in England, Scotland, Wales, and Spain, where the band is also joined by violinist Jeremy Penner. Ex-Winnipegger Penner is best known for his time in Scrüj MacDuhk, the precursor to wildly popular The Duhks - with Moody. While in Scotland, the band will performer twice at the venerable Celtic Connections festival, sharing a stage with the likes of Roseanna Cash and Phil Cunningham. Meanwhile, The Jennys’ in-studio performance in Nashville for CMT’s Studio 330 Sessions can be viewed online at

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