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Fernando Pinto & Cygnus Radio Present
EastRock Concert Series at The Sunday Buzz Matinee
Hubby Jenkins Have Bones, Guitar & Banjo BluesGrass.
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. After years of busking around the U.S and making a name for himself, Hubby became acquainted with the Carolina Chocolate Drops. From 2010 to 2014 he has been an integral part of the Grammy award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. Since 2015, he is an active touring and recording member of the Rhiannon Giddens band. He was on her album “Tomorrow Is My Turn” in 2015 and in 2017 “Freedom Highway.” And around these projects Hubby continues to make solo performances.
An ambitiously itinerant musician, just like other Carolina Chocolate Drops fellow musicians, Leyla McCalla and Dom Fleming, Hubby Jenkins is now taking his show on the road, playing the streets, coffee shops, bars, and house parties of cities around the country.
Doc & DavePaul (“Doc”) Bluestein picked up a guitar for the first time when he was 16, starting more than fifty years of playing, singing and writing songs. He had thoughts of becoming a musician and when he told his parents, they said “All we want is for you to be happy. You can be anything you want so long as it’s a doctor or a lawyer.” He eventually did become a doctor (no longer practicing) and a guitar player (still practicing), moving through a variety of musical interests from folk, rock, jazz and blues.Dave Bradford played violin as a child which became his gateway drug to fiddle and mandolin. You might think that a fiddle and mandolin player would be influenced heavily by country music and bluegrass, and you would be right. But Dave went far beyond that, playing songs that ranged from icons like Hank Williams, Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan, to Creedence Clearwater and The Band.. He was formerly a member of The Mill River Band and more recently, performed for ten years with his good friend and guitar player, Bob Carroll, until Bob passed in 2018.It may have been a simple twist of fate that brought “Doc and Dave” together, but there is nothing simple about the experience and enthusiasm that they bring to their collaboration. Although they are still in the early stages of creating music together, they have already brought a distinctive blend of guitar, fiddle, mandolin and vocal harmonies to a repertoire drawn from their diverse musical backgrounds.