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Washboard Hank cleans up at Towne House

Playing a guitar wouldn't be enough on its own — not for Hank Fisher, at least. The Canadian folk artist, known better as Washboard Hank, has a vast array of noise-makers in his one-man band.
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Canadian folk artist Washboard Hank is gracing the stage at the Towne House tonight, June 21. Supplied photo.
Playing a guitar wouldn't be enough on its own — not for Hank Fisher, at least.

The Canadian folk artist, known better as Washboard Hank, has a vast array of noise-makers in his one-man band.

His washboard alone makes 45 different sounds, and it's only one of his many, many sound machines.

“I also have a kitchen sink I've made into a tuba,” the Peterborough-based musician said.

“It's pretty wacky,” he said. “It seems stupid, but it's actually quite smart.”

Fisher said he spent his youth dreaming of a career in the creative industry; What he has now is certainly a testament to fulfilling his aspirations. His career has included appearances on Mr. Dressup, providing music for movies and accompanying other acts, such as Fred Eaglesmith, all over North America.

More recently, he has toured with The Country Squires and The Gravestone Lickers.

Fisher plays the Towne House tonight, June 21. Doors open at 8 p.m., and tickets can be purchased for $15.

For more information, visit myspace.com/washboardhank.

Posted by Arron Pickard



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