Saturday, April 29, 2017

Fwd: Joe Jencks: Poets, Philosophers, Workers & Wanderers " World Radio Premier

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From: Joe Jencks

Dear Friends…

I am pleased to announce the release of my 1st solo CD in nearly 8 years: Poets, Philosophers, Workers & Wanderers

The disc is not yet publicly for sale " but will be very soon! In the mean time, DJs around North America will begin playing the CD starting May 1st.  The Disc will be up on CD Baby, iTunes, etc., soon. And for those who were gracious enough to pre-order the CD " it will be in the mail within the next few weeks " as soon as we get them back from the manufacturer. In the meantime:

Tonight - Saturday April 29th, The Midnight Special (Rich Warren, WFMT Chicago), will premier Poets, Philosophers, Workers & Wanderers. Starting at the top of the show and featuring several songs throughout the broadcast, Rich will highlight some of his early favorites from the new CD. For those in the Chicago area, you can listen live starting at 9:00 PM (CT) on 98.7 FM. For those outside the broadcast region, you can tune in via the internet:

"Poets, Philosophers, Workers & Wanderers -is absolutely Joe Jencks' finest effort thus far. Jencks' captivating tenor voice, lofted by flawless production, demonstrates music of conscience and provides a feast for the ear as well as nourishment for the soul."
- Rich Warren, The Midnight Special " WFMT, Chicago, IL

The Midnight Special is also syndicated and rebroadcast on several hundred stations throughout the US and a few in Canada. So… please keep your ears open and radio tuned. A list of stations that carry The Midnight Special can be found at:

Songs from Poets, Philosophers, Workers & Wanderers will also be celebrated on Sirius XM " The Village (MarySue Twohy) in the coming weeks, and it will be in the hands of most Folk DJs throughout the US and Canada in the next week. Please call or email your local Folk / Acoustic / Roots or Americana radio hosts and request to hear the CD. Thanks to so many for your patience, support and faith. I can't wait to share the new music!

With arrangements that showcase sparse acoustic textures alongside Copeland-like orchestral tapestries, the new recording is cinematic in its narrative imagery and scope. Featuring largely original songs - Poets, Philosophers, Workers & Wanderers also includes songs by friends Jon Brooks, Kat Eggleston, Jack Hardy, and nearly-lost treasure from the pen of Phil Ochs.  Guest artists include: Ysaye Barnwell (Sweet Honey In The Rock), Cathy Fink, Harpeth Rising, Tret Fure, Reggie Harris, Edie Carey, Jon Carroll, Cheryl Prashker, Grace Jencks, Heather Styka, Charlie Pilzer, Charlie Bernhardt, David Glaser, and more.

Some additional reviews are listed below as well as upcoming solo and trio concert dates. Hope to see you soon!

In Gratitude & Song,

-Joe Jencks

"If one can master a craft after investing 10,000 hours, Joe Jencks' hours are showing! I am literally stunned by this new album. Poets, Philosopher, Workers & Wanders tells our stories, his story, and the untold stories, as an American folk master can - with heart and unfettered perfection. Add this one to the folk canon! "  - MarySue Twohy  " The Village, SIRIUS XM Radio

"Beyond the fine selection of songs and the talented team assembled in the studio, what really shines through on Joe Jencks' new album are his resonant, honey-rich voice, his open-hearted humanity, and his commitment to social justice. We need artists who inspire our better selves more than ever, don't we?"  - John Platt , Sunday Supper, WFUV, Bronx, NY

"Joe Jencks brings us moving and stunning songs of hope, redemption, connection and remembrance. Sung with passion and delivered in his rich tenor voice, the songs on Poets, Philosophers, Workers & Wanderers are a balm for the times."
- Laurie DesJardins " KVMR, Nevada City, CA

"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. Jencks finds the humanness that binds us to the people in his songs!"
- Scott Alarik " Author of RevivialFolk Tales, WUMB, Boston, MA

"You can expect many a gifted artist to move you deeply, but Joe Jencks will change who you are."
 -  Angela Page " WJFF, Radio Catskill, Jefferson, NY

"What a pleasure to hear such an incredible voice wrapped around such well written, socially conscientious songs. Well done!"
-  Sonny Ochs " WIOX, Roxbury, NY

"Poets, Philosophers, Workers & Wanders is an emotional powerhouse.  Joe Jencks provides us with much needed inspiration and hope and reminds us what "love" is really all about."  - Ron Olesko " WFDU, Teaneck, NJ

"Poets, Philosophers, Workers & Wanderers solidifies Joe Jencks' place as one of Folk music's eloquent voices for social justice. Joe has put together a wonderful collection of songs that touch the heart and strengthen the resolve. A real winner!"
- Jan Vanderhorst - Just Us Folk, 1380 CKPC - Brantford, Ontario

"Just an absolutely superb work by Joe Jencks on this new album. Joe's about as intelligent a songwriter as there is out there. His songs are smart and extremely well crafted. Highly recommended!"  - Steve Brockway - The Folk Show, KRFC, Fort Collins, CO

"Joe Jencks has created an exquisite musical journey, using his insightful writing as a vehicle and his extraordinary voice as the guide. The songs touch on a variety of poignant topics, and they're expertly arranged, allowing listeners to get the full effect. Truly a work of the heart."   - Wanda Fischer - The Hudson River Sampler, WAMC-FM, Albany, NY


Poets, Philosophers, Workers, & Wanderers -- available at:

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April 2017

Saturday, April 29th 7:30 PM
Brother Sun in Concert
Williamsburg Library Theater
 Williamsburg, VA
Call (757) 259-4070 for more details

Sunday, April 30th 3:00 PM &  7:00 PM
Brother Sun in Concert
 Falls Church, VA 22042
Call (703) 380-3151 for more details

May 2017

Friday, May 5th 7:30 PM
Brother Sun in Concert
Stone Church Arts
 Bellows Falls, VT
Call 802-460-0110 for more details

Saturday, May 6th 7:00 PM
Brother Sun in Concert
Stone Soup Coffee House
 Pawtucket, RI
Call (401) 335-0371 for more details

Sunday, May 7th 5:00 PM
Brother Sun in Concert
River Spirit Music House Concerts
 Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
Call 347-687-4267 for more details

Sunday, May 7th 2:00 PM
Brother Sun in Concert
River Spirit Music House Concerts
 Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
Call 347-687-4267 for more details

Saturday, May 13th
Brother Sun in Concert
Old Sloop Coffeehouse
 Rockport, MA
Call 978-309-9667 for more details

Sunday, May 14th
Brother Sun in Concert
Cape Cod Cultural Center
 South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Call (508) 394-7100 for more details

Thursday, May 18th 7:30 PM
Brother Sun in Concert
The Folk Factory Coffeehouse
 Philadelphia, PA 19150
Call 215-848-6246 for more details

Friday, May 19th 7:30 PM
Brother Sun in Concert
Starlight Coffeehouse
 Northport, NY 11768

Sunday, May 21st 4:00 PM
Brother Sun In Concert
Spring Gulch Folk Festival
 New Holland, PA
Call 717-354-3100 for more details

Wednesday, May 24th 7:30 PM
Brother Sun in Concert
Arhaven HC
 East Austin, TX

Thursday, May 25th 7:30 PM
Brother Sun in Concert
Hill Country House Concerts
 Boerne, TX

Friday, May 26th
Brother Sun in Concert
Kerrville Folk Festival
 Kerrville, TX

Saturday, May 27th
Brother Sun in Concert
Kerrville Folk Festival
 Kerrville, TX

June 2017

Sunday, June 4th
Joe Jencks in Concert
Bliss Manor
 Northbrook, IL

Saturday, June 10th 7:30 PM
Joe Jencks in Concert
Fairyland House Concerts
 Middleton, WI

Sunday, June 11th 3:00 PM
Joe Jencks in Concert
Windy City House Concerts
 Chicago, IL

Friday, June 23rd
Old Songs Festival
 Altamont, NY 12009

Saturday, June 24th
Old Songs Festival
 Altamont, NY 12009

Sunday, June 25th
Old Songs Festival
 Altamont, NY 12009

July 2017

Friday, July 7th
Joe Jencks in Concert
New Bedford Folk Festival
 New Bedford, MA 02740

Saturday, July 8th
Joe Jencks in Concert
New Bedford Folk Festival
 New Bedford, MA 02740

Sunday, July 9th
Joe Jencks in Concert
New Bedford Folk Festival
 New Bedford, MA 02740

Sunday, July 30th 10:45 AM
Joe Jencks Preaches Sunday Service
Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist
 McHenry, IL 60050
Call (815) 322-2464 for more details

Sunday, July 30th 7:00 PM
Joe Jencks in Concert
The Lake County Folk Club
 Grayslake, IL 60030
Call 847-602-8882 for more details

August 2017

Thursday, August 3rd 8:00 PM
Brother Sun in Concert
Guy C Myers Memorial Band Shell
 Ashland, OH 44805
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Mark Rauterkus
Swimming and Water Polo Coach, Schenley High School, Pittsburgh, PA
412 298 3432 = cell

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