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Hubby Jenkins concert is Saturday at NDMOA

The North Dakota Museum of Art and UND Office of Student Affairs will host folk singer Hubby Jenkins for a concert in the museum galleries on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. The concert is free for UND students with student ID.

While he is in town, Jenkins will also offer a free event for children at the Grand Forks Public Library at 11 a.m. and will visit local schools. More information is available at 701.777.4195 for the museum concert and from 701.772.8116 for the free public library event for children and families.

Jenkins is a singer, guitarist and banjo player who shares his love and knowledge of old-time American music, singing blues, ballads, and folksongs. As an integral member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and later Rhiannon Giddens’ band, Jenkins has performed at festivals and venues around the world, earning himself both Grammy and Americana award nominations. Today he spreads his knowledge and love of old-time American music through his dynamic solo performances and engaging workshops.

Writing in Living Blues Magazine, critic Frank Matheis described Jenkins as a musician who “brilliantly exemplifies the commonality of the new generation of African American songsters, in spirt and music: intelligent, articulate, well-educated in the history of the music, energetic and exciting, with something important to say lyrically – all with virtuosic instrumental skills.”

Jenkins’ residency in Grand Forks is a project of the North Dakota Museum of Art with support from the Neel Fund of the Community Foundation of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Region, the University of North Dakota Office of Student Affairs, and the Grand Forks Public Library.