Hank Cramer is a fulltime traveling folksinger from Winthrop, WA. His repertoire includes western, Celtic, maritime, cowboy songs and sea shanties. Hank is one of the best-loved folksingers in the American West. He is widely known for his booming bass voice, smooth picking on a vintage flat-top guitar, and his wry sense of humor. He has a repertoire of over a thousand modern and traditional songs, spanning genres of Celtic, Appalachian, maritime, cowboy and plain old folk music.
Hank is more than simply a performer, however. He is a historian and educator who weaves music and history into presentations that bring to life the rich story of America’s westward movement, and gives his audiences insight into the “folk process” by which traditional songs evolve and change to describe new events. Hank now has nineteen CDs, and several movie soundtracks and music videos to his credit. While he usually performs a regular concert series like most musicians, Hank is strongly drawn to performances in educational settings that enable him to delve into his dual loves of history and music.