Hubby Jenkins (New York)
Hubby Jenkens is a talented multi-instrumentalist who is on a mission to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he began to delve 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 got his higher musical education started as a busker, and 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 then took his show on the road, playing the streets, coffee shops, bars, and house parties of cities around the US.
After years of busking around the country and making a name for himself, Hubby became acquainted with the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Since 2010, he has been an integral part of the Grammy award-winning group, while continuing to work as a solo artist.