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Hubby Jenkins (Chenango Sessions)
Wed 12 February 2020
Hubby Jenkins (Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon Giddens) is a talented multi-instrumentalist who endeavours to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he delved into his Southern roots, following the thread of African American history that wove itself through country blues, ragtime, fiddle and banjo, and traditional jazz. Hubby started his higher musical education as a busker. He developed his guitar and vocal craft on the sidewalks and subway platforms of New York City, performing material by those venerable artists whose work he was quickly absorbing. An ambitiously itinerant musician, he took his show on the road, playing the streets, coffee shops, bars, and house parties of cities around the country. – www.hubbyjenkins.com
After years of busking around the United States and making a name for himself, Hubby became acquainted with the Carolina Chocolate Drops. From 2010 until their last show together in 2016, he was an integral part of the Grammy award winning group. Since 2015, he has been an active touring and recording member of the Rhiannon Giddens band. He was on her album Tomorrow Is My Turn in 2015 and Freedom Highway in 2017. Today he spreads his knowledge and love of old-time American music and history through his dynamic solo performances.
The Chenango Sessions, hosted by Andru Bemis, is a weekly, one-hour, nationally syndicated radio program which features world-class musicians playing in intimate spaces—living rooms, galleries, and listening rooms—for small, enthusiastic audiences, mostly around Binghamton, New York. Audiences and artists are encouraged to interact, and the spirit of the live show is preserved in the radio program and recordings. If you would like to attend a session, contact Andru for details.