SEEGER HOUSE CONCERT
Featuring Phil Wiggins and Hubby Jenkins
Sunday, March 12, 2023
One show only! General seating - SOLD OUT.
Live-stream tickets still available.
Order your livestream tickets now: http://bit.ly/3ErM7Vr
Featuring Phil Wiggins and Hubby Jenkins.
The Washington, DC based Phil Wiggins is a versatile traditional harmonica player, continuing the Piedmont blues tradition, a gentle and melodic blues style of the mid-Atlantic region. He is a two time winner of the prestigious WC Handy award. Regularly ranked among the world’s top harmonica players in both Reader and Critics polls by Living Blues magazine, he is active as musician, teacher and music director. He was honored with both the National Endowment of the Arts 2017 National Heritage Fellowship and the 2021 Maryland Heritage Award, both the most prestigious awards for traditional arts.
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 America's traditional music forms. As an integral member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and later Rhiannon Giddens band, Hubby 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.
Presented by Carpe Diem Arts in collaboration with the Hamlin Street Diner/Brentwood house concerts team,
and hosted by Meagan Garrison and Chris Ousley (from Bumper Jacksons and Sligo Creek Stompers).
Scroll down to learn more about the history and allure of the venue itself.
TICKETS: $35 in-person
$15 discount available if needed (artists, teachers, low-income—code included on order form)
Seating is limited to 40 per show. --- SOLD OUT
The address will be provided with your ticket receipt.
LIVE-STREAM OPTION: $12.50 Order your tickets now: http://bit.ly/3ErM7Vr
The link will be provided via email one hour before show time. Livestream sales still available.
Please consider making a donation as part of your ticket order---to Carpe Diem Arts' outreach fund in support of bringing top quality programsinto DC area schools, senior centers, special needs facilities, and other under-resourced communities.
NOTE: Given the recent surge in Covid cases, other respiratory illnesses, flu, etc., and the intimate nature of our venue,
we are requiring our Seeger House audience members to wear masks.
About the Venue: Old Seeger Family Home in Silver Spring
Ruth and Charles Seeger lived in the Silver Spring house in the early 1940's when Ruth served as the first music teacher at Silver Spring Nursery School, during which time she was also compiling the great collection of "American Folksongs for Children," published in 1948.
When Peggy Seeger performed at one of the first concerts presented by Carpe Diem Arts in her old family home in Silver Spring, she shared memories of listening from the upstairs balcony with her brother Mike (as preschoolers) to the swapping of songs and stories around the fireplace with her dad Charles and stepbrother Pete Seeger, and their good friends Alan Lomax, Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly), and Woody Guthrie.
The house is owned by David and Linda Jessup. Many know Linda for having founded the extraordinary PEP (Parent Encouragement Program) which has provided support to many DC area families over the years.
Another little known fact is that there are bookshelves in the Seeger house built by Robert Frost's nephew.
Lucky for us, our friends Chris Ousley and Meagan Garrison are currently renting the house and welcomed the idea of resuming the Seeger House Concerts!
QUESTIONS? Contact Busy Graham: 301-466-0183 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Hamlin Street Diner / Brentwood House Concerts