Q&A: Meet the artist - Benny Jenkins


Members of the Benny Jenkins bloodline, from left, Don Jenkins, Benny Jenkins and Todd Gallagher. Not pictured is guitarist Dylan Jenkins. They will be performing at Mallow Run Winery on Saturday. The band blends traditional Chicago blues and rockabilly music into a unique sound. SUBMITTED PHOTO

For musician Benny Jenkins, the blues are in his blood.

Growing up on the southside of Chicago, he was exposed to performers such as Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Paul Butterfield and Sonny Boy Williamson as a child.

Something about that raw, rough sound stuck with him.

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