BEHIND THE SONG CONCERT
Joe Jencks is an 20-year veteran of the international folk circuit, an award-winning songwriter, and celebrated vocalist based in Chicago. Merging conservatory training with his Irish roots and working-class upbringing, Joe delivers engaged musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove and grit.
Having penned several #1 folk songs including the ever-relevant Lady of The Harbor, Jencks is also co-founder of the harmony trio, Brother Sun. From festivals like Falcon Ridge, Kerrville, Mariposa, and Old Songs, to venues like Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, Jencks has enthralled diverse audiences with his approachable style.
Joe is noted for his unique blending of musical beauty, social consciousness, and spiritual exploration. Blending well-crafted instrumentals and vivid songwriting, Jencks serves it all up with a lyric baritone voice that has the edgy richness of a good sea-salt caramel.
BEHIND THE SONG HOST: CHUCK VANDERVENNET
Part concert, part interview, Chuck VanderVennet speaks candidly with the featured artist, and deftly exposes the backstory underlying song origins, stylistic choices, and the process of songwriting. Chuck also provides an opportunity for audience interaction, voicing any burning questions attendees might have.
These are inspirational evenings for any music lover.