Phil Wiggins and Hubby Jenkins
Phil Wiggins is one of the nation’s foremost players of acoustic blues harmonica. A native of Washington, D.C., his playing is rooted in the melodic Piedmont Blues, a gentle and melodic blues style of the mid-Atlantic region.
In 2017, Phil Wiggins received the National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. The award honors national treasures in the American folk arts but also individuals who have dedicated their lives to sharing their craft with others, helping to ensure that their work lives on. Hubby Jenkins is a 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 was an integral part of the Grammy award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops (2010–2016), as well as a member of Rhiannon Giddens‘ band. Today he spreads his knowledge and love of old-time American music and history through his dynamic solo performances.