Jenny Whiteley

Raves are flowing in for Jenny Whiteley’s New Record ‘The Original Jenny Whiteley’

THE ORIGINAL JENNY WHITELEY Receives Nomination from the 2017 Juno Awards for Best Traditional Roots Album

Elmore Magazine Exclusively Premieres Whiteley’s video for “Morning Blues”

8 stars (out of 10)! “Whiteley’s voice is clear as a bell, and she sings with a tasteful simplicity that rarely shows off her great range (though we get an idea on “Oxford Town,” where she effortlessly hits the highest highs and the lowest lows).” Kristin Cavoukian/Exclaim! 

“Old time charm from the Canadian folkie…this is an album that most committed folkies will adore.” Maverick Magazine (UK) 

5 Stars (out of 5)! “What a delightful CD. Jenny Whiteley seamlessly fuses the old and new. She has a voice of character and hits every note she goes for spot on..It all ends with a superb a cappella version of Things Are Coming My Way and you will have just enjoyed 30 minutes of outstanding acoustic music. Yes, the playing time is short, but why go on and on when you can capture music this good in any time you need.”  John Atkins, FRoots Magazine (UK)

“bluegrass-infused…down-to-earth…fine new album” Lynn Saxberg, Ottawa Citizen

“Sam Allison’s bare-bones production and arrangements are pitch-perfect… Recorded at the home studio of Hugh Christopher Brown, “The Original” sounds like the best front porch concert you never heard this summer.” Michael Barclay/The Record

“The lo-fi, live-off-the-floor sound of the record sounds like she’s performing an intimate set right in your living room. This is a diverse and enjoyable collection of roots music that is sure to show up on some best-of lists, and perhaps could garner the two-time Juno winner another nod for folk/roots recording of the year.” Tanya Corbin, Penguin Eggs

“Whiteley has a strong and pleasing voice, and the accompaniment is both imaginative and effective. If you like old-time string band and jug band music, you might want to give this recording a listen.” Bluegrass Unlimited

“A recognition of her rich and diverse Americana/Canadiana upbringing within the venerable Whiteley clan, this fifth recording is a rootsy masterpiece.” Fervor Coulee

“The celebrated Canadian folkie offers twangy, down-home takes on country livin’, groundhog wranglin’, banjo-pluckin’ — and, for good measure, the challenges of being a working musician. Altogether it’s a toe-tapping collection of harmonica- and fiddle-driven joy.” Peter Chianca/ Wicked Local

“ethereal…spirited…uplifting..a collection that is rich, diverse and simply a delight.” Tara Joan, The Daily Country

“The Original Jenny Whiteley is a loving tribute to her musical family heritage, but it’s also a quiet, melodic folk music gem.” Sam Gazdziak/Country Universe

Watch the premiere of Jenny’s video for Morning Blues via Elmore Magazine: “down-home charm…big, rich sound. She mixes a throaty vibrato with gentle high notes…” Elmore Magazine 

“The Original Jenny Whiteley is a delightful 11-song romp.” Folk Roots/Folk Branches with Mike Regenstreif

“Canadian singer Jenny Whiteley lives and breathes old school country and folk. uncanny intimacy…her most confident sounding album to date…She comes full circle in the final track, when her dad and uncle join her singing the traditional Things Are Coming My Way. With an album like The Original Jenny Whiteley, that shouldn’t be a problem.” Hans Werksman, Here Comes The Flood

“Make no mistake; this is new music with a fresh voice and a great collection of songs played with deep warmth and not a little humour. The musical interplays work really well and there’s a wry lyrical thread that shows her playful side, with opening track “$100” a perfect start to a great collection. Jenny’s voice glides, swoops easily and gracefully on songs that would fall flat in other hands and the harmonies on the final track “Things are Coming My Way” are as pure and stirring like a deep blood harmony should be. It’s one of my favourite albums of 2016….”  Radio host Martin Bridgeman, KCLR (Kilkenny, Ireland)

“It’d be great to see Jenny over here [in Ireland] …….The Original Jenny Whitely .. real roots..a fine album” Radio host Noel Casey, After Midnight (Dublin, Ireland)

“Jenny Whiteley has a simple, but powerful old-school southern style, though in Whiteley’s case, it is southern Canada… effortlessly moves as many listeners with her warm vocals, a harmonica, and a guitar than any eight-piece band could. Whitely does not even need instruments in order to make an impact— with some of the most gracefully-imparted harmonies ever heard by these worn ears, she cuts to the soul like a hot knife through butter with her angelic voice…If you crave poignant lyrics, masterfully-played string band instrumentation, and old-fashioned charm, The Original Jenny Whiteley should be the new addition to your music collection.” Ted Darden/Mother Church Pew

“genuine…heartfelt…sincere..and sheesh…what a great understated voice this lady has.” babysue

“Jenny Whiteley sings beautiful bluegrass numbers and on her newest album, The Original Jenny Whiteley, her voice soars…The album is full of Whiteley’s earthy voice and gorgeous harmonies, lighthearted lyrics and country twang.” Jesse Cook,

“beautiful…a declaration of love” Patrick Struijker Boudier/Blues Magazine (The Netherlands)


Jenny Whiteley Photo credit: (c) 2016 Ali Eisner

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