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Joe Jencks is an international touring musician, award-winning songwriter, and celebrated vocalist known for his performances of musical beauty, social consciousness, and spiritual exploration. A 20-year veteran of the international folk circuit, Joe has released 15 CDs in that time. Merging conservatory training with his Irish roots and working-class upbringing, he delivers engaged musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove, and grit. Blending well-crafted instrumentals and vivid songwriting, Joe serves it all up with a lyric baritone voice that has the edgy richness of a good sea-salt caramel.
Joe’s most recent solo CD – The Forgotten: Recovered Treasures From The Pen of Si Kahn — contains 14 previously unrecorded songs from American folk legend, Si Kahn. Joe recorded the CD in Canada, with famed producer Ken Whiteley, and the collection of songs represents a return to Joe’s more traditional folk roots in both theme and musical styles. Celebrating the lost legends of hard-working people from New England textile mills to Appalachian coal mining towns, from the civil rights movement to forgotten industrial towns in the Midwest. The Forgotten shines a welcome light on the lives of people whose experiences still need to be told and remembered
Having penned several number-one folksongs, including the ever-relevant “Lady of the Harbor”, from coffeehouses to Carnegie Hall, Joe has made his mark on the American music scene, singing and telling stories that educate, illuminate, and uplift.