Saturday, September 25, 2010
Joe Jencks in Concert
6532 Phinney Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98103
phone: (206) 528-8523
Concerts are held in the Phinney Neighborhood Center's Brick Building (Lower). Free parking in the lower parking lot at the Center. Enter the lot on N 67th, between Phinney and Dayton Ave. Phinney Center has disability parking outside the door on the Dayton Street side of the building and flat access into the hall from Dayton. Parking on Dayton Ave is available for disabled only.
(If using GPS, this address works better: 449 N 67th St, Seattle, WA 98103.)
Admission is $14 ($12 for SFS and PNA members)
Joe Jencks & Friends 10th-Anniversary Concert September 25
In 1990s Ballard—before the condo-overlords cemented their supremacy—a young Illinois native with a big voice began working his way through local music networks. One day he asked for a week’s reprieve from his day-job to focus on booking his first national concert tour, and this year Joe Jencks celebrates the 10th anniversary of the full-time touring career he launched from Seattle in September of 2000.
Known for his powerful voice and the stellar writing and activist chops that accompany it, Jencks has performed over 1,700 concerts since, ranging from Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York to coffee houses, festivals, schools, and spiritual communities around North America, including a recent cultural-ambassador tour of the Caribbean sponsored by the US State Department. He has shared stages with folk and songwriting luminaries including Pete Seeger, Utah Phillips, Holly Near, John McCutcheon, and Steve Seskin, and his own work has won numerous awards and widespread recognition. Of the 7 albums Jencks has released in the last 10 years, the two most recent, “Links In A Chain” and “The Candle And The Flame,” topped the Folk DJ charts and spent a collective 11 months in the Top 40.
Now living in Chicago, Joe Jencks gratefully credits the 1990s Seattle folk scene, Seattle Performing Songwriters, and Puget Sound Guitar Workshop with helping him translate his conservatory training into a viable career, and he is delighted to return for this special concert of music spanning the entire 10-year window and featuring several special musical guests. Saturday, September 25, 7:30pm in the Phinney Neighborhood Center’s Brick Building. Reserve seats on-line at www.seafolklore.org or call (206) 525-8523. More about Joe lies at www.joejencks.com.