Dan Hubbs and Banjo variant (Book Release and Live Concert)
Banjo player Dan Hubbs’ new poetry book, Downtown Super Tells All, provides the inspiration for a live performance, where he will be joined by Frank Orsini (fiddle, mandolin) and JP Hubbs (keyboards) at Caffe Lena.
The book taps into Dan’s sensibilities as both a librarian and old-time banjo player. Its poems and lyrics are drawn from his experiences as a building superintendent for a newly converted coop building in Tribeca, near City Hall Park in Manhattan in the early 1980s. The author/musician also draws inspiration from his time spent working on a fish processing ship in Alaska, and his years in public libraries and playing music.
These shows are produced by the Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library, with the support of the New York State Council on the Arts. The publication of the book, the video portrait, and the musical series are made possible by a generous grant from the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust.