1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Hank Henry will be performing on the Watering Hole Stage 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 17, during The Matthews’s 39th Festival in the Park (Spearfish City Park). This is a FREE event.
Hank has encompassed and assimilated a wide range of musical genres into his own distinct style. His telling of the story behind each song creates an intimate, immediate and relaxed atmosphere, honest and informal, genuine and vulnerable.
“As a songwriter, I’ve been chasing down songs for thirty-odd years; hundreds of songs…Up at dawn or up until dawn, whatever is necessary to capture lightning in a bottle. I have worked to render the ‘same old,’ the mundane and the ordinary, into magical and illuminated moments. The things we walk by and miss everyday, I make that my business.” Hank Harris Hank’s Deadwood Songbook performance features music, history and legends from minstrel shows to church hymns, vaudeville to ethnic folk music, piano parlor airs to cowboy songs and more.
Hank has worked with Red Willow Band, The Shades, Hank and Christy, DD and the Fayrohs (SD Music Association’s Hall of Fame inductees, 2011), and the Hegg Brothers’ Holiday Jam. His work with the Adams Museum Deadwood Songbook included two CDs and a SDPB video nominated for a Midwest Emmy. He wrote the soundtracks for two SDPB documentaries. He has produced eight solo recordings of original songs, including World Beat Cowboy, named “CD of the Year” by the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.
Enjoy a bit of Hank Harris
The White Wall Sessions: Season 2 Hank Harris “Peace”
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