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Carolina Chocolate Drops Hubby Jenkins Now Available

"Hubby's shows were wonderful! Hubby was a pleasure to host and to work with. The audience voted for him as our People's choice returning artist ….”

Moab Folk Festival 2018 staff Moab UT

Hubby Jenkins is a talented multi-instrumentalist who endeavors to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music. Hubby performs on guitar and banjo showcasing the history of the banjo as an African-American slave musical instrument that became a big part of minstrel music and later appropriated for bluegrass and country, thereby erasing its original history.

In 2018, he was at the Calgary Folk Festival, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; New Bedford Folk Festival, New Bedford, MA; Merlefest, Wilkesboro, NC; Sugar Maple Festival, Madison, WI; Old Tone Music Festival, Hillsdale NY; Moab Folk Festival, Moab, UT. And he did a show for the music students at the University of Chicago and also in the fall, a guest appearance at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch.

2019 includes a return to the Moab Folk Festival in Moab, UT; the Nelsonville Music Festival, Nelsonville, OH; Seedtime on the Cumberland, Whitesburg, KY; Carbondale Arts Fair, Carbondale, CO; Sugar Maple Festival, Madison, WI; Lost Sierra Hoedown, Johnsville, CA; and earlier in 2019 he performed at the San Francisco Jazz Festival.

Hubby has performed in Canada at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival & the Winnipeg Folk Festival as a solo artist. And of course, many of the American, and worldwide festivals and concert halls in Rhiannon Giddens’ band and with the Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Video of Hubby on the banjo performing at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival.

"Hubby was incredible-- definitely the fest MVP in my mind. His set was great, he was super giving with his time in the jam tent, and his workshop with Danny Barnes was magical: one of my favorite Sugar Maple moments ever. He gained himself a lot of new fans over the weekend."Jeff Kunkle, Sugar Maple Festival, Madison, WI

"… the show was EXCELLENT! I heard it from staff, volunteers, board members and attendees. People absolutely loved him. They said he was a great singer, musician, and the that he was very engaging as well as a super nice guy."

Barns of Rose Hill staff Berryville VA

and find out more about Hubby Jenkins at his web site

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