The Wailin' Jennys - Bright Morning Stars (True North)
The ever popular Wailin' Jenny's return with the third studio album, "Bright Morning Stars". Close harmony singing has always provided the core of the Jennys' sound, and nothing has changed here; they're in great voice for a collection of songs that merge country, bluegrass, folk, blues and gospel. Highlights come thick and fast; "Swing Low Sail High" is sumptuous country soul, "Cherry Blossom Love" is a throwback to the pop-jazz girl groups of the 1950s, and "Storm Comin'" is gritty gospel with an impressive, unhurried guitar solo from Colin Cripps. 8/10.