Hubby Jenkins is a talented multi-instrumentalist who endeavors 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 got his higher musical education started 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.
American traditional music exponent Hubby Jenkins performs a live-streamed concert and joins us for a discussion.
Cosponsored by the DePauw Performing Arts Series and the opening event in DePauw's "The Cultural Legacies of the Great Migration Symposium."
This program has been made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.