Filed Under (Barrie, for the sake of the song, Midland, Ontario, podcast) by Sean on April-13-2008

Washboard Hank

For many years, I have loved the music and antics of Washboard Hank, both with his own band and as a member of Fred Eaglesmith’s band. Last week, he was in town performing and schools and playing a couple of promotional events for Twisted Pines Music and Art. I caught up with Hank and we reminisced about the life and death of his good friend Willie P. Bennett.

We were joined by Paul Northcott the A.D. of the Twisted Pines Festival who shared some of his memories of Willie P., and gave a sneak peek into some of the events happening at the Twisted Pines Music in Movies Festival on May 5-19 in Midland and Penetanguishene. Washboard Hank will be performing at the festival, and I hope to record a full episode of For the Sake of the Song with him, showcasing his songwriting and his music.

Information and tickets for the festival can be found at

Twisted Pines Movies and Music

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