Joe Jencks To Perform Online Concert For 6 On The Square
Published: December 15th, 2021

Joe Jencks to perform online concert for 6 On The Square Folk singer/songwriter Joe Jencks will perform live and on­line at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18. (Submitted photo)

OXFORD – 6 On The Square in Oxford will continue its fall 2021 season with a holiday concert titled “On A Midwinter's Night” featuring folk singer/songwriter Joe Jencks at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18.

Doors open one hour before the start of the performance. The performance also will be streamed live online on a pay-what-you-can basis.

All patrons will be required to show proof of a vaccination, either by a card issued by the vaccine provider or by an Excelsior Pass on paper or an electronic device and every person entering the venue for a concert needs to be masked, covering the nose and mouth for the entire time the person is in the venue, except when that person is eating or drinking.

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Jencks is an internationally touring musician, award-winning songwriter and celebrated vocalist known for his performances of musical beauty, social consciousness and spiritual exploration. A 20-year veteran of the international folk circuit, he has released 15 CDs that merge his lyric baritone, conservatory training, Irish roots and working-class upbringing for musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove and grit.

Jencks’ most recent solo CD, “The Forgotten: Recovered Treasures from the Pen of Si Kahn” — contains 14 previously unrecorded songs from American folk legend Si Kahn. Jencks recorded the CD in Canada with producer Ken Whiteley, and the collection of songs represents a return to his more traditional folk roots in both theme and musical styles. Celebrating the lost legends of hard-working people from New England textile mills to Appalachian coal mining towns, from the Civil Rights movement to forgotten industrial towns in the Midwest. “The Forgotten” shines a light on the lives of people whose experiences still need to be told and remembered.

Jencks’ 2017 release, “Poets, Philosophers, Workers & Wanderers,” debuted at #1 on the International Folk DJ Chart, also garnering recognition for #1 song and #1 artist. The record spent eight weeks at #1 on Sirius XM Radio’s Americana Chart. With arrangements that blend sparse acoustic performances with Copeland-like orchestral tapestries, and encompass Celtic, blues and traditional folk styles, “Poets” reflects the depth of Jencks’ musical knowledge and diversity of influences. Guest artists included Ysaye Barnwell (Sweet Honey in the Rock), Cathy Fink, Harpeth Rising, Tret Fure, Reggie Harris, Edie Carey and Jon Carroll.

A co-founder and a vocal arranger for the harmony trio Brother Sun, Jencks is also in demand as an arranger with over 30 appearances as a guest vocalist on various studio recordings. For more information, visit

Tickets for the Dec. 18 concert are $20 (plus $2 service fee); purchase online at or call 607-843-OTS6 (6876) to make a reservation. Please purchase more than two hours before the show, or you will not get your viewing link in time. More information at

This concert is made possible in part with public funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and administered by the Earlville Opera House.

6 On The Square, Inc. is an intimate, not-for-profit, volunteer-based acoustic music listening room and arts venue located at 6 Lafayette Park in downtown Oxford.

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– From 6 on the Square