Jenny Whiteley is a Canadian country and folk singer-songwriter.
Early life and family:
Whiteley is the daughter of blues musician Chris Whiteley. Her brother is Dan Whiteley, who is also a folk musician and singer, and her uncle is folk musician Ken Whiteley.
She began her musical career as a child, recording with Canadian children's musician Raffi along with her brother Dan.
In the 1990s she performed with the bluegrass band Heartbreak Hill. Just prior to that band's breakup, she released her self-titled debut album in 2001, and followed up with Hopetown in 2004. Both albums won the Juno Award for Best Roots & Traditional Album of the Year. She has released two more albums since: Dear and Forgive or Forget, both to good reviews. Her last three records have been produced by Steve Dawson, and released through Black Hen Music.
She has also collaborated with Sarah Harmer, Amy Millan, Carolyn Mark and Riley Baugus.
Jenny moved from Toronto to a country home near Elphin, Ontario in eastern Ontario with her musician husband, Joey Wright, in 2002. She and Joey have two daughters, Lila (born April 16, 2003) and Audrey (born c. 2007).
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