Eight Gigs: Wailin' Jennys
Fri., Feb. 6, 8 p.m., Crest Theatre, $30-$45
Elegant harmonies and smooth folk and alt-country licks are coming, as are some harmonious pickin' and singin'. Now seasoned veterans of the folk and festival circuits, the Wailin' Jennys are led by three accomplished virtuouso musicians: Ruth Moody (vocals, accordion, banjo, bodhran), Nicky Mehta (guitar, harmonica, drums, ukulele) and Heather Masse (vocals, upright bass). With a national following, partially thanks to ongoing guest slots on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion, the Wailin' Jennys exude a country-folk blend reminiscent of such performers as Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch. The Jennys' 2014 performance at the Crest was a sellout, so jump on this one in advance. 1013 K Street, www.thewailinjennys.com.