Monday, December 21, 2009

Voco is returning on January 10th

Moira Smiley & Voco will be returning to do a Sunday evening concert during their east coast tour. Almost a year ago to the day, Voco packed our livingroom and thrilled everyone present. A vocal band with cello, banjo and accordian, Voco brings the energy of street singing, the risks of improvisation and the precision of a string quartet." Voco will be appearing in the Jenkins House Concert Series on January 10, 2010. Details and directions will be given at the time of your reservation. Please RSVP

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Bob Lucas and Chloe Manor on Nov. 21st

In October of 2003, Bob, and his daughter Chloe, performed at our very first house concert. They set the standard at a very high level and we have not been disappointed since. Over the years, our friendship has deepened and our concerts live on. Please join us for an evening of song and celebration.

Bob Lucas is a songwriter, actor & multi-instrumentalist. He has lived in Logan County, Ohio for the last 20 years working for the nationally famous Mad River Theater Works where he has held the positions of music director and songwriter in residence. While at Mad River, he has written music for and performed in 25 original plays.

Before coming to Ohio, Lucas formed the ground breaking folk group “Eclectricity,” touring internationally with famed actor and singer Theodore Bikel. As a songwriter he has achieved success having his songs recorded by international recording stars such as Alison Krauss, New Grass Revival, Sam Bush and Kathy Chiavloa. His debut solo album, “The Dancer Inside You” received a four star rating from Downbeat Magazine. Recently two more of his songs have been released on the award winning Alison Krauss and Union Station album “New Favorite”.

We are so happy to welcome them back to New York. If you are interested in attending please email Sandy at;

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Mike Marshall's Big Trio on November 8th

On Sunday evening, November 8th at 7:00PM, Jenkins House Concerts will host Mike Marshall's Big Trio including bassist Paul Kowert, violinist Alex Hargraves and multi-instrumentalist, Mike Marshall. They will present an evening of original music-a fusion of jazz, bluegrass and classical. We feel so lucky that these three musicians can play join us here in NYC while on tour.

We met young Alex five years ago at the Valley of the Moon Fiddle Camp (he's only 17 now) and even then he was boldly impressive. Last year we had the pleasure of getting to know Paul Kowert while he occupied our second floor front apartment during his first month of living in NYC. On many occasions I would stop outside of his door and eavesdrop on Paul practicing Bach. So we welcome Paul back to 26 West 89th, along with Alex and Mike and hope you will join us for this very special evening. Please RSVP to and I will email you back with the details.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Bee Eaters, formerly known as New Old Stock, return to our nest

The Bee Eaters, featuring Tristan and Tashina Clarridge on cello and fiddle, along with bandmates, Simon Chrisman on hammered dulcimer and banjoist Wes Corbett, will present an evening of new acoustic music--a mix of bluegrass, Celtic, old-time, and jazz, on Friday, October 23rd.
Check out their website for more information;

For reservations please contact Sandy at:

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Teresa Tudury opens our 7th season on Sept. 12th

Teresa Tudury

Saturday, September 12th, 8pm

Voluntary Donation: $15 All of which goes to the performer

For reserved seats and further information, please contact Sandy at:,

Dear Friends and Neighbors,
A newcomer to our series is Teresa Tudury, songwriter, singer, and "bringer of levity and grace," you will not want to miss this unique evening. Having played along side of Teresa at the Sweet Chariot Music Festival, we look forward to welcoming her to New York City during her East Coast tour.

TERESA TUDURY started writing songs at age 12 and was performing in San Francisco nightclubs by the time she was 15. She has played on and off in the Bay Area for years, and for almost two decades was based in Los Angeles where in addition to music gigs, she wrote comedy and worked as a character actress on stage and screen.

With a deep, sultry voice that magnetizes audiences, and a scathing comedic wit to match, Teresa is a consummate performer who pours out her original songs with power, verve, passion, and disarming humor. Teresa's voice has been described as a cross between Bette Midler and Bonnie Raitt (LA Weekly). Her vocal stylings are perfectly complemented by her bluesy guitar playing.

Throughout her career, Teresa has recorded or performed with such greats as Leonard Cohen, Rickie Lee Jones, Lyle Lovett, Taj Mahal, Leo Kottke and Bonnie Bramlett. Now residing in Sonoma County, Teresa continues to perform and write new material. She recently rereleased her 1992 self-titled solo album, Teresa Tudury, and her 2002 CD, River Of Life. Currently recording a CD of new material for release in 2009, and with a steady stream of concerts coming up, Teresa is a gifted artist in her prime.

See you here!
Sandy Jenkins

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mother-Daughter String Band on May 9, Mothers' Day Eve

The Mother-Daughter Stringband is Lyn Hardy & Abby Newton and their daughters Ruth Ungar Merenda & Rosie Newton. Fiddles, cello, guitar, National steel ukelele, banjo and lots of singing of old and new folk repertoire. This Mother's Day Weekend, these four women will be joining forces for a very special series of concerts. They'll be singing great mother-daughter harmonies and playing old-timey, celtic and contemporary tunes that they love.

Brief History:

Lyn and Abby performed and recorded together in the 1970's with John Cohen and Jay Ungar in "The Putnam String County Band." It was in this decade that Ruth was born, into a great old-timey string band resurgence in New York's Hudson Valley. In the 1980's, Lyn moved to Western Massachusetts and toured with the all-female folk band "Rude Girls". At this time Abby began playing Celtic music and touring Scotland and the US with Jean Redpath. That's when Rosie was born and she too was raised on many of the same tunes and lullabies that Ruth had absorbed earlier, like Lyn and Abby's beautiful versions of "Black Jack Davey" and "Turtle Dove."

Email for a reservation and details.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cassandra Jenkins at the Mercury Lounge April 22

Hi Friends,
I'm very excited to tell you all about an EARLY show this coming Wednesday with two of my dear friends, Stephanie Coleman and Kristin Andreassen.

The Mercury Lounge
Opening for Sara Watkins
Wednesday, April 22nd
6:30 PM, $15

xo Cassandra

Saturday, March 28, 2009

House Concert on Friday, April 24th

On Friday, April 24th, the Jenkins will host a truly unique trio - Hanneke Cassel, Natalie Haas and Keith Murphy. All three have performed in our living room before, but this is the first time we will have the pleasure of hearing them play together. This is a not-to-be-missed evening. And of course The New Faculty Ramblers will be warming up the program with a few new tunes. Please check out their individual websites:;;
Please contact Sandy Jenkins if you are interested in reserving a seat on the 24th at and she will send you the details and directions to our home.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

The New Lost Faculty Ramblers on Saturday, March 7th

Bob, Fran, Kate, Sandy, Steve & Tim-The New Lost Faculty Ramblers-and a few surprise guests-will be singing and playing their favorite tunes next Saturday, March 7th, here at the Jenkins. Their lush harmonies and colorful instrumentation yield a unique, organic sound. After seeing us warm-up for many of the other performers at the house concerts, members of the audience have requested that we give a concert of our own. This is it folks. Please RSVP to

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Laurel Massé to be featured on February 21st

Very few artists can claim to have started their career in music at the top, but as a founding member of the universally-acclaimed Manhattan Transfer, that is exactly what Laurel Massé did. With her lush, expressive voice, absolute pitch, flawless diction and ready wit, the statuesque redhead left her indelible mark on the group. “I have never forgotten what I learned in my years with Manhattan Transfer,” says Laurel, and I will always cherish the thrill of being part of that wonderful sound.” She toured internationally with the Transfer for seven years, recording four albums (since certified gold and platinum) and the movie soundtrack of Just a Gigolo, which starred David Bowie, Kim Novak, and Marlene Dietrich in her final screen appearance. Laurel also made numerous television appearances; her favorites include Mary Tyler Moore’s 1974 television special Mary’s Incredible Dream, and in the Manhattan Transfer Show on CBS TV in 1975.

Read more about Laurel at:

Please contact Sandy Jenkins for more information and reservations.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Punch Brothers at the Livingroom

PBingo is Punch Brothers' creative process on display at the Living Room every Thursday night that they aren't somewhere else, starting tomorrow night, January 15 and next week January 22, at 154 Ludlow Street from 10-12. Visit their website at: