International touring musician and UU troubadour Joe Jencks will share ideas and songs exploring what it means to place our faith in both diligence and surrender. Our lives are fundamentally a real-time forward process; a journey whose course can almost never be truly charted except by looking in the rear-view mirror. So how do we accept being people on a journey? And how do we embrace and trust in unknowable outcomes to be the gateway to goodness? An old Arab proverb says, “Trust Allah, but tie up your camel.” What does that mean to each of us now? How do we find transformative moments inside of our daily activities?
Joe Jencks is a 20-year veteran of the international Folk circuit. Touring extensively throughout North America, Jencks is respected as an American Folk master. Blending vivid songwriting with well-crafted instrumentals, Jencks serves it all up with a voice that has the edgy richness of a good sea-salt caramel. Jencks has penned several #1 songs in the Folk genre, including the ever–relevant “Lady of The Harbor.” Merging conservatory training with his Irish roots and working-class upbringing, Joe delivers engaged musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove and grit. Joe Jencks performs and preaches in dozens of UU communities annually, and was a featured performer at the UUA General Assembly in 2013. Recent releases include The Forgotten and Poets, Philosophers, Workers, & Wanderers. For more info visit: www.joejencks.com