Hank Bradley

Hank Bradley was Washington fiddle champion for 1974, thanks to his draft board who endowed him in 1963 with a 2-year scholarship to study fiddle at Fort Bragg NC, in his spare time. He also plays fiddle with the Mountain Ramblers of Galax, VA, Croatian tamburitsa and violin with Ruze Dalmatinke of Seattle, and violin and bouzouki in the Greek communities of the US and Canada with Yiannis Novakis.

He composes new tunes in the traditional musical dialects he has absorbed, and prefers an aggressive Southern fiddle style based on continuous, though not extreme, improvisation.

He has taught Southern fiddle at Lark in the Morning in Mendocino, at Pinewoods Camp in Massachusetts, at the Augusta Heritage Festival in Elkins, WV, and was a regular member of the Port Townsend Festival of American Fiddle Tunes staff for its first decade.

Hank's recording credits include two solo ventures, Music of the Poison Coyote Kid, and Hassle the Caller on which he plays fiddle plus the all rest of the string band. Exclusively his original tunes, many have become classics. Other recording appearances include with Jody Stecher, Cathie Whitesides, and others. He is teaching Greek music and bouzouki technique at Lark in the Morning Camp in 2008.

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