Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

March 26, 2007

Folk Musician Joe Jencks to Perform April 9 at Whitworth

Joe Jencks, a folk musician and award-winning songwriter, will perform in concert on Monday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall's Robinson Teaching Theatre at Whitworth College. Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-3275.

Jencks is a U.S./Irish dual citizen who combines traditions from both countries in his music. He has garnered widespread recognition for his songs about working people, and for his unique merging of social consciousness and spiritual exploration.

According to a review by the Seattle Folklore Society, "A Joe Jencks concert is definitely not a visit to the inner world of some guy with a guitar who would like us all to sit still and listen politely. It's an occasion for singing, a contagious rising up of voices, an act of joy and defiance."

Jencks has performed with folk artists including Pete Seeger, Utah Phillips, Holly Near, John McCutcheon, Pat Humphries and Bill Staines. Jencks' CDs include I Hear Your Voice (2002), What Kind of Brother (2000) and The Phoenix (1996). For more information on Joe Jencks, visit www.joejencks.com.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The college, which has an enrollment of 2,500 students, offers 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


Dale Soden, director of Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith and Learning, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4433 or dsoden@whitworth.edu.

Michelle Seefried, program coordinator, Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith and Learning, at (509) 777-3275 or mpace@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information specialist, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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