125th Grace Church Anniversary Folk Music Concert
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Grace Episcopal Church
Joe Jencks will be our guest at Grace Church for a concert on Wednesday August 31, at 7:30PM. It will be an offering to the Cuero community as part of our 125th Celebration. Admission will be free and will include a reception in Proctor Hall.
I met Joe for the first time in May at the Kerrville Folk Festival where he has been a performer since 2008. He joined me as part of the service I did on the first weekend. I have been listening to his music on ITunes ever since that time. Here is additional information and some reviews of his concerts.
Joe Jencks is an international touring performer, and award winning songwriter, entertainer, and educator based in Chicago, IL. From venues like Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, to coffee houses, festivals, spiritual communities, and schools, Joe Jencks has spent the last 12 years touring full time. His songs have traveled to every continent via his own performances, radio, CDs, web casts, and other musicians. He is noted for his unique merging of musical beauty, social consciousness, and spiritual exploration. Jencks weaves a diverse web of stories with brilliant musical skill, ensnaring even the most rigid of hearts, inviting them to open. His songs invite us to live inside of our passions and our beliefs.
His career is based as much in ministering to the human spirit as it is in the performance of music. “A Joe Jencks concert is definitely not a visit to the inner world of some guy with a guitar who would like us all to sit still and listen politely. It's an occasion for singing, a contagious rising up of voices, an act of joy and defiance! …Tapping into the latent, nearly mystical beauty that a roomful of people can unleash by singing together.” – Seattle Folklore Society
Joe’s life-long interest in folk music led him to undergraduate and graduate studies in Vocal Music Performance, Choral Conducting, and Music Education. Like any good craftsman Joe applies the skills of this well-rounded training, using his lush and lyrical voice to enchant, heal, and inspire to action. Joe has won numerous songwriting awards for his original work, and has an ability to connect genuinely and intimately with audiences of diverse ages and backgrounds. “He has a remarkable tenor voice that’s capable of great strength and sweetness in the same moment, much as was Phil Ochs’ voice. His guitar is always a dead-on accompaniment to his songs’ intentions.” –Bill Fischer, Victory Music Review
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