A Joe Jencks concert is definitely not a visit to the inner world of some guy with a guitar who wants you to sit still and listen politely. It’s an occasion for singing, a contagious rising up of voices, an act of joy and defiance! Joe is an 18-year veteran of the international folk circuit, an award-winning songwriter, and celebrated vocalist based in Chicago. Merging conservatory training with his Irish roots and working-class upbringing, Joe delivers engaged musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove and grit. He is a founding member of celebratedharmony trio Brother Sun, and has appeared at Old Sloop Coffeehouse three times with that ensemble. Following a ten year break from music, a career change, and two children, Lisa Bastoni has returned to recording andlive performance. In the past year, Lisa has been selected to showcase atthe New England Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) conference, as well as the Falcon Ridge and New Song Music/LEAF Festivals. Her song “Rabbit Hole”was grand prize winner of the Great American Song Contest. She has openedfor artists such as Lori McKenna, The Low Anthem, Regina Spektor and Arlo Guthrie.