Stone Church Arts presents singer-songwriters Joe Jencks and Jesse Terry

BELLOWS FALLS — Two singer-songwriters will share the stage in a Stone Church Arts concert on Friday, Aug. 23, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., in Bellows Falls.

According to a news release, Joe Jencks is a 20-year veteran of the international folk circuit, an award-winning songwriter, and a celebrated vocalist based in Chicago.

Jesse Terry has made it his mission to share his love of music fully, without regard for shading his emotions or tempering his convictions.

Merging conservatory training with his Irish roots and working-class upbringing, Jencks “delivers engaged musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove and grit.” Having penned several No. 1 folk songs, including the still-relevant Lady of The Harbor, Jencks is also co-founder of the harmony trio Brother Sun.

From festivals like Falcon Ridge, Kerrville, Mariposa, and Old Songs, to venues like Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, Jencks is noted for his unique merging of musical beauty, social consciousness, and spiritual exploration. His most recent solo CD, Poets, Philosophers, Workers, & Wanderers, was released in 2017 to critical acclaim.

By his own definition, Terry has never been a cautious individual, but one who finds inspiration and optimism in the solace and joy making music brings him, and that which he can impart to others. In that regard, his artistic quest has become satisfying and self-fulfilling.

He has released five albums (The Runner, Stay Here With Me, Empty Seat on a Plane, and his latest pair, Stargazer and Natural,) as well as an EP (The Calm and the Storm) as part of a career that began in 2010 and has found him playing over 1,000 shows in the past eight years and taken him across the country and to points well beyond.

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