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Hubby Jenkins
American Folk & Blues

Hubby Jenkins

Feb 07
Joe Henderson Lab
ThuFeb 7
7:00 PM

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8:30 PM

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A member of Carolina Chocolate Drops and a banjoist and guitarist steeped in the old time blues, ragtime, country music, and gospel of the rural South, Hubby Jenkins is a singular artist with “a passion for reinterpreting traditional American music” (Mother Jones), tracing the African-American experience since the reconstruction. 

Born in Brooklyn and inspired by the troubadour style of Bob Dylan, Jenkins began his love affair with Delta blues after hearing the music of Bukka White and Skip James as a teenager, and honed his skills as a performer busking on the sidewalks and subway platforms of New York City before setting out as a itinerant artist, traveling the country and playing on street corners, coffee houses, nightclubs and house parties. Jenkins joined the Carolina Chocolate Drops in 2010 and embarked on a series of international tours that included an epochal meeting with Dylan when the Chocolate Drops opened for him, bringing Jenkins’ career full-circle. He contributed his artistry to the acclaimed string band’s GRAMMY-nominated 2012 Nonesuch release Leaving Eden and continues his work with them, also appearing on bandmate Rhiannon Giddens’ solo releases as well as 2014’s Vari-Colored Songs by former Chocolate Drops member Leyla McCalla. For his performance in Joe Henderson Lab, Jenkins showcases music from his upcoming solo release.

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A member of Carolina Chocolate Drops, the banjoist and guitarist plays old time blues and gospel from his upcoming album.

Personnel

Hubby Jenkins guitar, banjo, mandolin, bones, & vocals

A passion for reinterpreting traditional American music.

Mother Jones

Personnel

Hubby Jenkins guitar, banjo, mandolin, bones, & vocals

A passion for reinterpreting traditional American music.

Mother Jones

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