On today’s show I speak with Hubby Jenkins, a great young blues musician and songwriter from New York. Hubby (short for Hubert) is 22 and has been playing old blues and folk music for about 5 years. He’s doing great stuff with the old material and writing great new songs as well! He plays live in the studio, talks about his background, the current state of affairs for folk musicians in NYC, and plays a bunch of his favorite records.
Hubby plays as part of the Roots ‘n’ Ruckus music collective down at the Jalopy Theater every Wednesday, and also plays many other gigs through out the city, the North East, and everywhere in his ramblings throughout the country.
Hubby Jenkins performs with Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops at the Roots ‘n’ Ruckus show at the Jalopy Theater:
Hubby Jenkins plays John Henry: