Hubby Jenkins (of Carolina Chocolate Drops) + Rainy Eyes
(of Carolina Chocolate Drops)
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. An ambitiously itinerant musician, he took his show on the road, playing the streets, coffee shops, bars, and house parties of cities around
After years of busking around the country 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.
Rainy Eyes (Irena Eide) is a Norwegian-born Americana singer-songwriter. For the past decade she has been living in the San Francisco Bay Area; writing music, performing and touring throughout the US. Both solo and with a band. Her performances, with her own brand of folk Americana, have a spell-binding, inspiring effect and a soulful, heartfelt and timeless sound with tight-knit harmonies, melodious solos and thoughtful songwriting.
Rainy Eyes has opened for bands like Jackie Greene, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Jon Cleary, Peter Rowan, Steep Ravine and played prominent stages like Sweetwater Music Hall, Henry Miller Library, Ashkenaz, Far West Fest, Sonoma Mountain Music Festival and more.
Rainy Eyes also won “best song of the month” at the Freight and Salvage West Coast Songwriters competition in April 2015 for her song “Moon In The Mirror”, and has co-written two songs with grammy-award winning Peter Rowan. These songs will be featured on the upcoming solo debut album.