Wailin' Jennys' Moody gets wilder
Friday, April 5, 2013
– Ruth Moody, one third of The Wailin' Jennys, will release "These Wilder Things," on May 7 on Red House.
A follow-up to her debut, "The Garden" (Red House Records, 2010), Moody's new album includes the gospel sounds of Trouble and Woe to the bluegrassy One Light Shining (featuring Jerry Douglas) to the Irish-flavored Life Is Long.
Moody covers Bruce Springsteen's Dancing in the Dark. Recorded in Ontario by producer David Travers-Smith, the album features performances by Moody's touring band as well as special guests Mark Knopfler, Crooked Still's Aoife O'Donovan and fellow Wailin' Jennys Nicky Mehta and Heather Masse.
Although the CD is not coming out until May 7, the album will be available digitally on April 11 and can be pre-ordered now on iTunes and Amazon.
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