He is noted for his unique merging of musical beauty, social consciousness and spiritual exploration. Jencks has written several influential songs, including “Lady of The Harbor,” and is known for songs that explore labor and working-class culture. He is also co-founder of the harmony trio, Brother Sun.
Jencks has performed in the American Folklife Center’s Archive Challenge several times, and for the 2020 Homegrown series, he will perform an entire program of material based on field recordings from the collections. Born in Philadelphia, Reggie Harris is a singer, songwriter and storyteller on a mission to educate, entertain and inspire. For over 40 years, he has captivated audiences as part of the duo Kim & Reggie Harris.