Poets, Philosophers, Workers and Wanderers – Joe Jencks
Poets, Philosophers, Workers and Wanderers opens with a terrific song “Let Me Sing You a Song”. And the terrific-ness of the album never stops! The album title s included in the verse of the song. And the song pretty much sums up Jenck’s political philosophy and pretty much mine!
Poets, Philosophers,Workers and Wanderers deservedly debuted at Number 1 on the Folk DJ’s Chart, back in June when it was released. It is currently number two on the chart. It sits right behind Tom Russell’s latest – Play One More: The Songs Of Ian And Sylvia.
The top songs on the album as listed by the DJ’s Chart are
“Let Me Sing You A Song”
“Everybody Sings The Blues”
One of my favorites is “Lady Juliana” I love story songs!! Oh, I also like his cover of :”Solidarity Forever”
Press about the Album…..
“Poets, Philosophers, Workers & Wanderers -is absolutely Joe Jencks’ finest effort thus far. Jencks’ captivating tenor voice, lofted by flawless production, demonstrates music of conscience and provides a feast for the ear as well as nourishment for the soul.”
~ Rich Warren, The Midnight Special – WFMT, Chicago
“If one can master a craft after investing 10,000 hours, Joe Jencks’ hours are showing! I am literally stunned by this new album. “Poets, Philosopher, Workers & Wanders” tells our stories, his story, and the untold stories, as an American folk master can – with heart and unfettered perfection. In this recording, Joe Jencks opens all the doors and windows of his traditional, Celtic, and Blues voice. It is his best recording yet. Add this one to the folk canon! ” ~ MarySue Twohy, SIRIUS XM Radio – The Village / The Bridge
Bottom Line: After the first week of listening to the album I would give it a 4.5 out of 5 stars. That means that the album is just short of “amazing”. I think that the rating may creep up to a five-star album with a couple more listens!!