The Wailin' Jennys

The smallish venue proved a perfect size for the Jennys' brand of intimate harmony-driven folk. The room was jam packed, and though much of the audience was still lined up in vain outside, they got to enjoy the set thanks to some open front windows. If there were any doubts about how new member Annabelle Chvostek would fit in, they were put to rest this night. Her song, "Swallow,” plays so beautifully live, as do the pretty harmonies of the Jennys' existing catalogue. Several camera people (including one from the CBC) were jockeying for position while the girls were setting up, as was much of the crowd, almost like they knew the group would win a Juno some two weeks later.