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Golden Link presents On A Midwinter’s Night: a special holiday concert with Joe Jencks

David Townsend | Published on 11/21/2022

 

 

P.O. Box 92398

Rochester, NY 14692

www.goldenlink.org

 

 

Media contact (not for publication): Dave Townsend, (585) 467-8690

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 21, 2022

 

Golden Link presents On A Midwinter’s Night: a special holiday concert with Joe Jencks

 

Rochester, NY – Internationally acclaimed songwriter, performer, and recording artist Joe Jencks offers a special concert featuring songs of the season. A 25-year veteran of the international folk circuit, Jencks is known for his unique merging of social consciousness, spiritual exploration, and musical beauty. On A Midwinter’s Night continues in that vein, while focusing on songs of the holiday season, songs of history and humanity, as well as some winter favorites. Jencks performs on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 7:30 pm at our new concert location at Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road, Rochester NY 14626. See below for Golden Link’s COVID safety protocols.

 

Joe Jencks embraces music from many centuries and many walks of life to craft a holiday concert that is all at once celebratory of the season and mindful of the complex realities of the world. Uplifting, engaging, and shining light where it is most needed, On A Midwinter’s Night will stitch together a musical quilt to keep you warm on the coldest of wintry nights.

 

Based in Chicago, Jencks merges conservatory training with his Irish roots and working-class upbringing, enthralling diverse audiences around the country and abroad with his approachable style. Blending well-crafted instrumentals and vivid songwriting, he serves it all up with a lyric baritone voice that has the edgy richness of a good sea-salt caramel. In addition to his solo work, Jencks co-founded the dynamic harmony trio Brother Sun with Greg Greenway and Pat Wictor.

In August 2022, Jencks released his 17th recording, The Coming of the Years, an album that stands firmly in the modern Celtic traditions and is still quintessentially a Joe Jencks record. Centered around songs he wrote while on tour in Ireland over a 12-year period, this album emerges as a synergistic blend of past and present merging with themes of immigration spanning multiple generations.

 

“Haunting, melancholy, hopeful and heartfelt all at once, Joe’s gorgeous baritone brings new perspective to the traditional, honour and homage to those written by others, and breathes life to his originals.” – Suze Casey, Calgary Folk Club

 

Online ticket sales end at midnight on December 9.

General Admission: $25 ($27 at the door)

Golden Link Members: $20 ($22 at the door)

Students: $10

Children under 12: $5

 

* Current Concert Regulations Due to COVID:

Tickets can be purchased at the gate. We still encourage purchasing in advance through the website to expedite your entry into the concert. And purchasing in advance will save you money!

Masks are recommended, but not required while in the building.

 

See below for a calendar listing of this and other upcoming concerts.

 

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

 

Photos of the performers are available at:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1a_Dh4Mg9T-3l07dKaxNrU2fgpCFx1saF?usp=sharing

 

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

 

 

Joe Jencks: On A Midwinter’s Night

Saturday, December 10, 2022; 7:30 pm

Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road, Rochester NY 14626

 

Internationally acclaimed songwriter, performer, and recording artist Joe Jencks offers a special holiday concert. A 25-year veteran of the international folk circuit, Jencks is known for his unique merging of social consciousness, spiritual exploration, and musical beauty. On A Midwinter’s Night continues in that vein, while focusing on songs of the holiday season, songs of history and humanity, as well as some winter favorites. 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.

Masks are recommended, but not required. Advance ticket purchases are recommended, but tickets will also be available at the door.

 

Tickets: General Admission: $25 ($27 at the door), Golden Link Members: $20 ($22 at the door), Students: $10, Children age 5-12: $5.

For more information, visit www.goldenlink.org.

 

The Cadleys

Saturday, January 28, 2023; 7:30 pm

Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road, Rochester NY 14626

 

Based in Syracuse, The Cadleys are one of the area’s most entertaining acoustic bands, performing everything from traditional mountain ballads and bluegrass classics to innovative acoustic covers and original songs. John (vocals, guitar, mandolin) and Cathy (vocals, guitar, banjo) Cadley follow in the tradition of great male-female duets, showing how their voices blended in seamless harmony can produce one powerful sound. For their live performances, they are joined by mandolinist extraordinaire Perry Cleaveland and award-winning bassist John Dancks, Advance ticket purchases are recommended, but tickets will also be available at the door.

 

Tickets: General Admission: $20 ($22 at the door), Golden Link Members: $15 ($17 at the door), Students: $10, Children age 5-12: $5.

For more information, visit www.goldenlink.org.

 

“New Voices” Showcase: Kara Fink, Marye Lobb, Hanna PK

Saturday, February 11, 2023; 7:30 pm

Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14626

 

For this special “New Voices” Showcase, we will be featuring three local musicians and songwriters who have not performed before at Golden Link. With training in classical, jazz, and contemporary guitar and voice, Kara Fink creates music that has often been compared to that of Joni Mitchell and Nora Jones. Marye Lobb’s music incorporates elements of folk, new age, Latin, and jazz and she counts as her biggest influences Ella Fitzgerald, Regina Spektor, and Astor Piazzolla. Hanna PK is a solid pianist, soulful vocalist, and vibrant performer who plays a wide variety of the blues and swing, old school folk, and boogie-woogie.

 

Tickets: General Admission: $20 ($22 at the door), Golden Link Members: $15 ($17 at the door), Students: $10, Children age 5-12: $5.

For more information, visit www.goldenlink.org.