released 2007 Turtle Bear Music
All Songs copyright 2007 Joe Jencks, ASCAP except * copyright Stephel Stills, BMI
Joe Jencks delivers an album that is so personal and so passionate that it shatters any stereotype and places him solidly on the map as one of the finest modern singer songwriters. Joe's vocal performances are unparalleled, and a stellar cast of supporting musicians contributes to make the recording an exceptional piece of work from start to finish. Guests include: Jon Carroll (Mary Chapin Carpenter's pianist) keyboards, Pat Wictor on slide guitars, Siobhan Quinn on backing vocals, Jim Robeson on electric bass, Charlie Pilzer on upright bass, Bob Beach on harmonica, Charlie Bernhardt, and the Jencks Family on vocals.
The Candle And The Flame combines the many facets of Joe's diverse musical background and weaves them all together into an aural tapestry that is stark and exquisite. Joe sings with the passion of an R & B/Gospel singer, the knowledge of a classical vocalist, the soul of an Irish Tenor, and the conscience of a troubadour. At the center of Joe's music is an abiding love for all humanity, a love that transcends the everyday and boarders on the mystical.
Some Quotes about the CD:
'It's always nice to get a CD that I don't I have to preview, because I KNOW it'll be good stuff!'
•Gaye Auxier ~ WDBX Carbondale, IL
'The new one from Joe Jencks is another CD that listeners will have "driveway moments" with.
I loved it!' -Paul Rutter ~ The Folk Show WPSU, Central PA
'The Candle & The Flame is TERRIFIC, BODACIOUS and a JOY to listen to with a wide variety of styles of music. Joe is one of those singer/songwriters who touches me on a variety of levels... Filling some of my spiritual needs as well as helping me think about some of my world view issues.' " Mary Post, DJ ~ Newark, DE
Jon Carroll (Mary Chapin Carpenter's pianist) on keyboards
Pat Wictor on slide guitars
Siobhan Quinn on backing vocals
Jim Robeson on electric bass
Charlie Pilzer on upright bass
Bob Beach on harmonica
Charlie Bernhardt on vocals
The Jencks Family on vocals