Ever since the Carolina Chocolate Drops went on hiatus in the mid-2010s, the group’s multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins has been anything but idle. The Brooklyn native and former busker followed bandmate Rhiannon Giddens in her solo endeavors, playing on her albums Tomorrow Is My Turn (2015) and Freedom Highway (2017) as well as helping realize the collection’s songs on tour. Well-versed in old-time American music, Jenkins also makes his share of solo performances, where he focuses on the history of the banjo as an African American blues instrument that found its way into minstrel music and was later appropriated for country and bluegrass. Jenkins brings his vocal and instrumental skills to Isis Music Hall’s main stage on Wednesday, May 8, at 8:30 p.m. $15. isisasheville.com. Photo by Horatio Baltz
Before you comment
The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.