A self described ‘Jersey Shore Ex-Pat turned West Texas Desert Rat’, Hank cut his musical teeth in the vibrant Asbury Park, NJ music scene of the 1980s & 90s. In the Spring of 2001 Hank moved to Houston, TX, and found his new musical voice as a Singer Songwriter, but it was his chance move, in 2009, to the far West Texas desert town of Terlingua, that has most reshaped his life and his music.
Critics have described Hank’s music as “acoustic-wielding, sharply observed, Americana all the way” and being “in the best tradition of the Texas troubadours like Guy Clarke, Townes Van Zandt and Butch Hancock”
Of his recently released 6th CD, Tony Award winning songwriter, Anaïs Mitchell says: “Highways, Gamblers, Devils and Dreams is a sprawling meditation on mythic American themes, Hank is a warm-hearted and precise troubadour of the old school.” The album debuted at #5 on the September 2023 Euro Americana chart.
Over his 40+ year music career, Hank has performed with such notable artists as: Jonathan Byrd, Joe Jencks, David Amram, Spook Handy, Bob Livingston, Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Bruce Springsteen and Pete Seeger.
A proud union member of AFM Local 1000, he’s still based in Terlingua, TX and tours nationally, performing at coffeehouses, theaters, clubs, festivals and house concerts throughout the US.
Chakulla (affectionately known as Grandfather Chakulla) is an individual, expressing his music with an organic grove of worldly rhythm’s, unique guitar cords, catchy and memorable melodies. He sings out with an acoustic guitar using a loop pedal enabling leads, harmonica, marimba, conga’s, percussion, and vocal percussion lines to manifest on the spot and live .
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