Hank Cramer, known as one of the best-loved folksingers in the American west, brings his booming, award-winning voice to Qualicum Beach Friday, April 6 for the Qualicum Acoustic Cafe.
He’s known for his booming bass voice, smooth picking on a vintage flat-top guitar, and wry sense of humor. He is an historian and educator who weaves music and history into presentations which bring to life the rich story of America’s westward movement, and give his audiences insight into the folk process by which traditional songs evolve and change to describe new events.
Cramer’s repertoire is a mix of original, traditional and contemporary folk songs. They tell the stories of cowboys, sailors, soldiers, miners, adventurers and just plain drifters. That fits with Cramer’s life story: he has been an underground miner, a professional soldier, shanty-man on a square-rigged sailing ship, wrangler for a high-country outfitter, and a world traveler.
Prior to the show on the Rotary House stage in Qualicum Beach, there will be the open stage. Anyone who would like to join can e-mail the hosts at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Acoustic Cafe happens on the first Friday of the month. Admission to the Cafe is $5, the doors open at 7 p.m. and the open stage begins at 7:30
Tickets are available at the Vintage Candy Shop in Qualicum Beach.