Springville Center for the Arts is presenting a Valentine’s Day concert sure to appeal to couples and singles alike when Hubby Jenkins takes the stage on Feb. 14.
Jenkins is a talented multi-instrumentalist who endeavors to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Jenkins 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. He got his higher musical education started as a busker.
Jenkins 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 took his show on the road, playing the streets, coffee shops, bars and house parties of cities around the country.
After years of busking around the U.S. and making a name for himself, Jenkins became acquainted with the Carolina Chocolate Drops. From 2010 to 2014 he has been an integral part of the Grammy award-winning group.
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 “Freedom Highway” in 2017.
Jenkins takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14. Tickets are $14 advance, $17 at the door and are available by calling (716) 592-9038.
Springville Center for the Arts’ concert programs are housed in an 1869 former Baptist Church located at 37 North Buffalo St., Springville.