“The Tom Waits of the Kitchen Sink” plays the Roots and Soul Music Room this Friday.
Washboard Hank plays an amazing conglomeration of bells, licence plates, duck calls, etc…and actually gets music out of it! He also plays banjo, kazoo, and dobro. He will probably break a lot of guitar strings too. If the proper plumbing supplies are available and space allows you can expect a solo or two on the “Fallopian Tuba,” made out of 1 1/2″ PVC pipe and a stainless steel sink
One reviewer called Washboard Hank “a cross between Jerry Lewis (not Jerry Lee) and Stompin’ Tom Connors.” His repertoire includes bluegrass, rockabilly, country, television themes and Oktoberfest. He can go from sensitive to manic to ridiculous in an instant. Don’t blink, you’ll miss something good. Hank has appeared on dozens of TV shows (Elephant Show, W5, Mr. Dressup, etc.) recently performed on CBC’s Madly Off In All Directions, and spent the last four years as a member of Fred Eaglesmith’s band, doing 200 + shows a year all over North America. Working so steadily with Fred was letting Hank’s own career slide, but he’s getting it built up a bit now.
On May 8 at 2:00pm the Roots & Soul Music Room, located at 58 Eatman Ave, presents Washboard Hank with all his unique music and humour. There will be an adult show in the evening at 8:00pm as well.
Tickets for the children’s show are $10/ adults; $5/ children; maximum of $20 for a family. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/645636672213204/