Joe Jencks with opener Lisa Bastoni at the Old Sloop Coffee House

January 19 at 7:30 pm

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Old Sloop Coffeehouse will present Joe Jencks in concert Saturday, January 19 at 7:30PM at the handicap-accessible First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St.  Lisa Bastoni will open the show.

A Joe Jencks concert is definitely not a visit to the inner world of some guy with a guitar who wants you to sit still and listen politely.  It’s an occasion for singing, a contagious rising up of voices, an act of joy and defiance!  Joe Jencks is an 18-year veteran of the international folk circuit, an award-winning songwriter, and celebrated vocalist based in Chicago.  He is a founding member of celebrated harmony trio Brother Sun, and has appeared at Old Sloop Coffeehouse three times with that ensemble.

Following a ten year break from music, a career change, and two children, Lisa Bastoni has returned to recording and live performance. In the past year, Lisa has been selected to showcase at the New England Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) conference, as well as the Falcon Ridge and New Song Music/LEAF Festivals.  Her song “Rabbit Hole” was grand prize winner of the Great American Song Contest.

Advance tickets are $10.  Visit the website at, John Tarr Store in Rockport, or The Bookstore of Gloucester.  The suggested contribution at the door is $12 for adults, $8 for those 65 and older, $5 for those under 18, and $24 for families.