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LISTEN: The Wailin’ Jennys, ‘Boulder to Birmingham’

Oct 11, 2017

Artist: The Wailin’ Jennys
Hometown: Winnipeg, MB / Accord, NY / Victoria, BC
Song: “Boulder to Birmingham” 
Album: Fifteen
Release Date: October 27, 2017
Label: Red House Records

In Their Words: “I have loved this song for as long as I’ve loved songs — it’s such a poignant and heartbreaking tribute to a lost love. The fact that Emmylou [Harris] wrote it after Gram Parson’s death makes it all the more meaningful. I’ve always wanted to try it with the Jennys, but the melody really weaves around, which can be challenging for creating harmonies. I love what we ended up with. The high part, in particular, ventures way out of Nicky’s normal range, but she nailed it. This was one that felt magical when it was going down — we performed it a few times, but in the end we chose the first take.” — Ruth Moody


Photo credit: Morten Fog

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