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Joe Jencks is an international touring musician, award-winning songwriter, and celebrated vocalist known for his performances of musical beauty, social consciousness, and spiritual exploration. A 25-year veteran of the international Folk circuit, Jencks has released 15 CDs in that time. Merging conservatory training with his Irish roots and working-class upbringing, Joe delivers engaged musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove, and grit. 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.

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With Jesse Palidofsky

“I Am an Immigrant” is a truly great song!   Si Kahn

Azalea City Recordings artist Jesse Palidofsky is a one man band on piano, guitar, harmonica and vocals.  .    He’s performed his original songs at the National Theatre, with Samaritans in the Desert in Arizona, at Hugh’s Room in Toronto, in the maximum security prison in Salem, Oregon and on the sloop Clearwater with Pete Seeger.  Jesse has won numerous songwriting awards.  His “I Am An Immigrant” single reached #1 on the International Folk charts and his CD “Dancing Toward the Light” reached #5.  

Jesse has shared stages with Crys Matthews, Pete Seeger, Claudia Schmidt, Kim and Reggie Harris, Brother Sun, Zoe Mulford, Yasmin Williams, Bob Franke, Ken Whiteley, Pat Humphries, Magpie, Erica Wheeler, SONiA disappear fear, Joe Jencks, Ben Tousley,  Lee Murdock, Ted Ramirez, Greg Greenway, Hot Soup, The Ronstadt Generations, Jon Carroll, Ruthie & the Wranglers, Annette Wasilik, Karen Collins, Carey Creed, Joe Uehlein, Patty Reese, In Process and many others.

Jesse’s appearances include:  National Theatre, Hugh’s Room (Toronto), Sloop Clearwater “Pumpkin Sail”, "On Your Radar" (NYC), Daily Antidote of Song, Common Ground on the Hill Roots Music & Arts Festival, FOCUS Music,  Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Institute of Musical Traditions, Association of Professional Chaplains Annual Conference, Washington Folk Festival, Friends General Conference, Mt. Toby Concert Series, Common Ground on the Border (AZ), Takoma Park Folk Festival, The Mountain UU Retreat Center, Pastoral Care Network for Social Responsibility, Tikkun Magazine, Club Sandwich, Folkal Point Coffeehouse

Jesse’s updated version of “America the Beautiful: 2020” with Bluegrass vocalist Claire Lynch and Blues singer Lea Gilmore has 71,000 hits on YouTube. 

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