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Golden Link presents “In The Spirit of Pete” with folk singer/songwriters Joe Jencks & Maria Dunn

Dave Townsend  | Published on 4/11/2019
Rochester, NY – On the day of Pete Seeger’s 100th birthday, Golden Link honors his musical, environmental, labor, and civil rights legacy in this special concert featuring acclaimed performing songwriters Joe Jencks and Maria Dunn, who each in their own way are continuing Pete’s legacy. You’ll hear some of Seeger’s classic songs as well as Jencks and Dunn’s original music. They come to Rochester for a Golden Link concert on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:30 pm at the Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield.

With nearly two decades under his belt on the international folk music circuit, Joe Jencks has become a favorite singer, performer, and songwriter of music fans throughout North America. Jencks’ lyric baritone voice combined with his well-crafted heartfelt lyrics weave a richly layered tapestry. In addition to his solo work, he co-founded the dynamic harmony trio Brother Sun with Greg Greenway and Pat Wictor.

“The key to the future is people joining in. The music of Joe Jencks captures this essential spirit. Joe is a fantastic singer who carries on the traditions.” – Pete Seeger

A true preserver of the spirit of folk music, Canadian musician Maria Dunn is often compared to Woody Guthrie for her keen social awareness and her unvarnished songs about the lives of working men and women. Since she began writing her own music in the mid-‘90s, Dunn has drawn deeply on the folk tradition of storytelling through song to honor the resilience and grace of “ordinary” people, past and present.

“The key to the future of the world is finding the optimistic stories and letting them be known.” – Pete Seeger, 1994

Tickets: $20 ($22 at door); $15 Golden Link members ($17 at door); $10 students; free for children 12 and under. Tickets are available in advance at www.goldenlink.org  

Tickets are also on sale at Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Ave, Rochester. No service charge for cash/check at Bop Shop; $1 per ticket if using credit card.

Phone or email interviews with the performer(s) can be arranged.

For more artist information and photos, visit Joe Jencks’ and Maria Dunn’s websites:

http://www.joejencks.com/

https://www.mariadunn.com/

Founded in 1971, the Golden Link Folk Singing Society is dedicated to presenting, promoting, and preserving folk music in the Rochester area. Golden Link is a volunteer-operated and member-supported 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts, cultural, and educational organization.


CALENDAR LISTINGS

 
“In the Spirit of Pete” with Joe Jencks & Maria Dunn
Friday, May 3, 2019; 7:30 pm
Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield NY 14526

On the day of Pete Seeger’s 100th birthday, these two acclaimed performing songwriters honor his musical, environmental, labor, and civil rights legacy. Each in their own way, Joe Jencks and Maria Dunn are continuing Pete’s legacy and you’ll hear some of Pete’s classic songs as well as Joe and Maria’s original music.

Tickets: $20 ($22 at door); $15 Golden Link members ($17 at door); $10 students; free for children 12 and under.

The LYNNeS (Lynn Miles & Lynne Hanson)
Saturday, June 8, 2019; 7:30 pm (date rescheduled from January 2019)
Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield NY 14526

The LYNNeS are award-winning songwriters Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson. The two Canadian musicians are multi-instrumentalists, fusing tight vocal harmonies with hauntingly gritty lyrics. And also humor – the two witty songwriters play off each other live and have been known to leave the audience in stitches with their between-song banter.

Tickets: $20 ($22 at door); $15 Golden Link members ($17 at door); $10 students; free for children 12 and under.

2019 Turtle Hill Folk Festival
September 6, 7, and 8, 2019
Rotary Sunshine Campus, 809 Five Points Rd., Rush, NY 14543

48th annual festival featuring concerts, workshops, dancing, and sing-arounds. Friday, 7 pm concert features: Debra Cowan, Annie & The Hedonists, and Jay Ungar & Molly Mason. Saturday, 7 pm concert features: Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio, Scott Cook, and Richie & Rosie. Daytime workshops on Saturday and Sunday. All the performers return for the Sunday 2 pm grand finale. There is a contra dance Saturday afternoon at 4 pm with musicians Jay Ungar & Molly Mason. All events are under cover. Rough camping and bunkhouses available. Workshop schedules and ticket prices, TBD.


For more information and tickets to concerts, visit www.goldenlink.org.