April 8, 2018:
Appearing in Woods Hole for the first time since 2007, singer-songwriter-guitarist Joe Jencks has been said to embody the open-hearted humanity of his friend and mentor Pete Seeger. He has earned wide recognition for his songs about working people, and for his unique merging of social consciousness, spiritual exploration and musical beauty. In the spirit of community, he encourages and appreciates a singing audience.
Joe's conservatory training in vocal music and music education are evident in the skill with which he uses his rich tenor voice to captivate audiences. A winner of numerous songwriting awards, his "Auto Mechanically Declined" song was a classic on NPR's legendary "Car Talk" show. A dual citizen of the US and Ireland, his recordings merge traditions from both countries. His latest CD, Poets, Philosophers, Workers & Wanderers, was recently released to wide critical acclaim, spending weeks at the top of the Sirius XM Americana and Folk DJ charts. Boston music critic Scott Alarik says: "Climb inside the songs of Joe Jencks, and you meet real people. His lilting melodies and warm caramel tenor draw us closer to the stories he tells." As Sing Out! Magazine remarks, "Joe sings with a superb tenor voice, and picks flashy guitar . . . that doesn't obscure the beauty of his voice or the words of his well-crafted songs." Join us for a memorable evening with one of folk music's most eloquent voices.
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