Joe Jencks: Songs of Workers and Wanderers | Part of the Labor Day Double Header
Homegrown Concerts from the Library of Congress, Co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 at 12:30 PM
How to watch...
Starting at noon on the scheduled premiere date, each video will be available on several platforms. You can interact with the artist via text chat exclusively on Facebook during and immediately after the premiere. The links to each platform are:
Joe Jencks is a 20-year veteran of the international folk circuit, an award-winning songwriter, and a celebrated vocalist based in Chicago. He has played such festivals as Falcon Ridge, Kerrville, Mariposa, and Old Songs, and such venues as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, as well as coffeehouses, spiritual communities, and schools. Joe Jencks has spent the last 15 years touring full time. His songs have travelled to every continent via his own performances, radio, CDs, webcasts, and other musicians who perform them. He is noted for his unique merging of musical beauty, social consciousness, and spiritual exploration. Jencks has written several very influential songs, including “Lady of The Harbor,” and is particularly known for songs about labor and working-class culture. He is also co-founder of the harmony trio, Brother Sun. Jencks has performed in AFC’s Archive Challenge several times, and for the 2020 Homegrown series he will perform an entire program of material based on field recordings from AFC’s collections.
A free noon concert series presented by the American Folklife Center and the Music Division of the Library of Congress. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the 2020 concerts will stream on the American Folklife Center’s Facebook page, Wednesdays from June 24-September 30. Artists will be present in the chat area to say hello and answer questions during the concert and for a few minutes after it ends. Video will also be posted online here and on the Library of Congress YouTube channel. NO TICKETS REQUIRED.