Date: Saturday, Jun 10th, 2023

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Snow Fork Event Center

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We are so excited to welcome Hubby Jenkins and Jesse Milnes to Snow Fork Event Center for the Saturday evening concert at Happy Hollow Hootenanny.

Tickets for Saturday’s performance are $15.

For those attending the daytime Happy Hollow Hoot programming, Jesse Milnes will be teaching a Flatpicking Guitar workshop on Saturday afternoon.

Hubby Jenkins will be teaching the following workshops:


Fiddler Joe Thompson was the last survivor of a tradition that once flourished throughout much of the rural American South: the music of the black string band.


This workshop will focus on the basics of blues banjo picking through the music of Gus Cannon. Hubby will break down a few rolls, patterns, and techniques to get you started on your blues journey.


Since the dawn of man, the rhythm bones have passed from hand to hand becoming one of the most widely played instruments in the world. After many travels, the bones made their way to America and became an integral part of American popular music. Come learn a bit more about the history and playing of this unique instrument. Hubby will demonstrate how to hold the bones and also how to play simple rhythms that’ll get you playing in no time.


The Stuart’s Opera House Arts Education Department has reimagined Old Time Music Week into a 4 day camp-out celebrating the music, art, and cultural traditions of Central Appalachia! Workshops in Old Time Music, dancing and calling, traditional crafts and more will be offered all weekend long.

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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 the country.

After years of busking around the U.S and making a name for himself, Hubby became acquainted with the Carolina Chocolate Drops. He was an integral part of the Grammy award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops from 2010 to 2014. Since 2015 to 2018 he was active in touring and recording member in the Rhiannon Giddens band. He was on her album “Tomorrow Is My Turn” in 2015 and in 2017 “Freedom Highway.” After these projects Hubby’s focus is on solo performances around the world.


Jesse Milnes grew up in the world of West Virginia old-time music (his father is fiddler and folklorist Gerry Milnes). Though he is widely known as a fiddle player, Jesse’s first instrument was a guitar and he has developed a personal style of finger-picking, drawing on influences from blues to bluegrass to country. He has played fiddle and guitar with many country, old-time and bluegrass bands over the years, including the Sweetback Sisters, a country band for which he was also a main songwriter. Jesse has won many local and regional fiddle contests, including the WV State Folk Festival in Glenville, WV, and the Ed Haley Fiddle Contest in Ashland, KY. Jesse and his wife, Emily Miller, recently toured in Australia and California and recorded their first album as a duo. They live in Valley Bend, WV.

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