Firecracker (The Wailin' Jennys album)

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Studio album by The Wailin' Jennys
Released June 6, 2006
Recorded Fall of 2005
Genre Folk
Label Festival
Producer David Travers-Smith
The Wailin' Jennys chronology
40 Days
Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Firecracker is the second album by The Wailin' Jennys.

The album was rated the #2 folk album of 2006 in North America by total airplay, and the #1 Canadian album. The initial track, "The Devil's Paintbrush Road" by Annabelle Chvostek, was rated the #1 Canadian song for 2006 by total airplay.[2]

The album was nominated for the 2007 Juno Award for "Roots and Traditional Album of the Year by a Group" and for "Contemporary Folk Album of the Year" by the North American Folk Alliance.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Devil's Paintbrush Road" (Annabelle Chvostek)
  2. "Glory Bound" (Ruth Moody)
  3. "Begin" (Nicky Mehta)
  4. "Things That You Know" (Ruth Moody)
  5. "Swallow" (Annabelle Chvostek)
  6. "Starlight" (Nicky Mehta)
  7. "Apocalypse Lullaby" (Annabelle Chvostek)
  8. "This Heart of Mine" (Ruth Moody)
  9. "Long Time Traveller" (Traditional)
  10. "Avila" (Nicky Mehta)
  11. "Some Good Thing" (Nicky Mehta)
  12. "Prairie Town" (Ruth Moody)
  13. "Firecracker" (Annabelle Chvostek)


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Richard Gillmann's Folk Music Charts (KBCS-FM)