Hank Cramer is one of the best-loved folksingers in the Pacific Northwest. His trademarks are a booming bass voice, a wry sense of humor, a love of Western history, and smooth picking on a vintage flat-top guitar. Hank performs a wide repertoire of traditional music from the American and Canadian frontiers, including the songs of cowboys, miners, soldiers, railroad men, sailors, and drifters.
Hank has recorded twenty CD’s, four music videos, and two movie sound-tracks. He was honored as the recipient of the Humanities Washington award for 2011. Hank’s recording of “My Sweet Wyoming Home” was named to the Top Five Cowboy Songs of 2007 by Heartland Public Radio. Texas Public Radio named two of Hank’s songs to their Top Twenty for 2007, and Northwest Public Radio chose one of his CD’s for the Top Ten Acoustic Albums of 2006. Hank’s appearances include the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering; the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center; Buffalo Bill Historic Center; Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering; and the High Desert Museum.
Hank is a retired US Army paratrooper, and a proud supporter of veterans’ causes. He lives on a small ranch in the beautiful Methow Valley of eastern Washington with his wife Kit, a working horse-wrangler and packer. They have three children and many critters.