Joe Jencks

Fall Tour, Carnegie Hall, Other News

Dear Friends,

It has been a good summer, gone too quickly. But the fall touring season is upon us, and I am excited at some of the opportunities on the table.

This weekend I will be in Rochester, NY for a Friday night concert. Then I will head to Ithaca, NY where I will appear Sunday night on the famous live folk radio show Bound For Glory. Those that cannot attend in person may tune in on line. Links and info below.

Later this fall I will be performing in Austin, TX;  Ottawa, ON; Iowa, Illinois, New York (People's Voice Cafe & Carnegie Hall!!!) and Thanksgiving weekend, I will be in concert with my whole family in DeKalb IL. Many of you have wondered where this music came from? Well, on November 28th, you are invited to a special concert at the Egyptian Theater in DeKalb for a once-in-a-decade musical experience. More details will follow.

The New CD, Links In A Chain is out and receiving radio play all over the US, Canada, Australia and beyond! More info will follow in Early October.

I have been reflecting deeply on the meaning of community and family lately. Two weeks ago, one of my dearest and oldest friends took his own life. It has been hard to reconcile the beautiful and talented man I knew, with the state of despair that would have caused this action. As such, I have been hanging out inside my "turtle shell" a bit. I am acutely aware of how precious is life, and how precarious the balance. But I have been surrounded by the love of my communities both personal and professional... and truest that the grief will subside in the fullness of time.

As such... the website and many other professional matters have been left unattended. But, they will be updated soon. So, please forgive this brief note... but I wanted to let you all know I am out and about, making music in all of its healing beauty, and thinking with gratitude of you, the community that have sustained my musical and life dreams for more than 10 years!

I look forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming shows! As always... full news and show listings may be found at

In Deepest Gratitude,

•Joe Jencks