Hank Bradley

Hank Bradley Hank Bradley was Washington fiddle champion for 1974, thanks to his draft board who sent him to Fort Bragg NC in 1963. He plays fiddle with the Mountain Ramblers of Galax, VA, Croatian tamburitsa and violin with Bonaca of Seattle, violin and bouzouki in the Greek communities of the US and Canada with Yiannis Novakis and with Seattle bands El Fin del Mundo and Roscoe's Gone. El Fin del Mundo is with Cathie on fiddle and WB Reid on guitar, and Roscoe’s Gone is with Candy Goldman on banjo and Bill Meyer on guitar. See the CALENDAR page for his upcoming gigs.

He composes new tunes in the traditional musical dialects he finds, 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 three solo ventures: Music of the Poison Coyote Kid, and Hassle the Caller on both of which he plays fiddle plus the all rest of the string band, and The Pescadero Blues released in 2016 with some help from his friends and family. Exclusively his original tunes, all Hank's cds are in print and available along with Counterfeiting, Stealing, and Cultural Plundering, a Manual for Applied Ethnomusicologists. He teaches Greek music and bouzouki technique at Lark in the Morning Camp and on request.

Balkan Kafe Orchestra: Hank, Cathie, with Frannie Leopold

See Hank’s recordings and hear sound clips at LISTEN AND BUY.

Contact him by email (hankbrad@comcast.net) or at 206-525-6869 for date and details or bookings.