Canadian born and bred Bob Jensen has a lifetime of writing under his belt. In his youth he was a traveling folk singer and made one recording called First Time Since August, and later went on to write the award-winning novel, Matchbox Funeral. He has collaborated on songwriting and poetry with many prestigious artists around the world, including Shane Howard, England’s legendary Martin Simpson, Zimbabwe’s Black Umfolosi and Nashville singer-songwriter, Alan Rhody who has had #1 radio hits in America and Australia and who has been covered by dozens of country music legends such as George Jones, The Oakridge Boys and Tanya Tucker. In 2017, Jensen completed a book of 100 poems interpreting the paintings of Marc Chagall, an artist he has loved since he was a child. He is currently working on several print and spoken word projects and has a regular feature on CBC Radio performing and discussing his poetry. In 2020 he will tour Canada, England, Europe, Australia and Zimbabwe.
We are proud to be presenting Other Voices, a special event lead by Bob Jensen, whose poetry will be put to music by a stellar line up of our feature artists and they are: The East Pointers, Hubert Francis, Shane Howard and Tony McManus. A special guest will also be didgeridoo player Paul Kelly.