Si Kahn has spent a lifetime writing music and organizing for a better world. From the Civil Rights movement to Mineworkers to environmental issues – his individual and artistic commitment to social justice is indefatigable. Si has released 16 albums of his songs of family, community, love, work and freedom; a CD of original songs for children, Good Times and Bedtimes; a collection of traditional labor and civil rights songs recorded with Pete Seeger and Jane Sapp; four books; and the songs and/or scripts for seven musicals. Si is also the lead organizer for Musicians United To Protect Bristol Bay an international network of over 700 musicians who use their music and media access to help stop the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska. If built it will be the largest open pit copper and gold mine in the world, threatening to destroy Alaska Native villages that have been on the same river sites for over 10,00 years and the world’s richest remaining wild sockeye salmon fishery. (www.MusiciansUnited.info)
A 20-year veteran of the international Folk circuit, Joe Jencks delivers compelling musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove and grit. Blending vivid songwriting with well-crafted instrumentals, Jencks serves it all up with a lyric baritone voice that has the edgy richness of a good sea-salt caramel. Joe Jencks is a dual US-Irish citizen, and draws on many cultural and artistic reference points in his concerts. Jencks was the co-founder and primary vocal arranger for the harmony trio Brother Sun, and has penned several #1 songs in the Folk genre, including the ever–relevant “Lady of The Harbor.” In 2018 – Joe released his most recent recording: The Forgotten: Recovered Treasures From The Pen of Si Kahn. This record features 14 previously unrecorded and largely unknown songs by Si Kahn. Joe’s 2017 release – Poets, Philosophers, Workers, & Wanderers topped the Folk charts as #1 Album, #1 Artist, and #1 Song (Folk DJ).