Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Art-For-Art’s-Sake Theatre: The Wailin’ Jennys “Bird Song”

Time once again for our usual midday Wednesday feature.

The last generation of old-time Appalachian musicians to have "stood behind a plow" has passed away. Now a new generation, arguably too young to have known them, is pushing the genré in new directions, while maintaining its pathos, indifferent to the restraints of commercialism. In this clip from the studios of CBC Radio 2, a trio from Winnipeg, Manitoba, known as The Wailin’ Jennys perform with guest fiddler Jeremy Penner.

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