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Hank Woji

In the tradition of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen, but certainly with his own voice and with powerful songs…with the marvelous arrangements, a lovely, soulful voice and convincing ability, he knows how to give you a few goose bump moments… - Moors Magazine, Netherlands


For over 15 years, as a bassist, and later a percussionist, Hank was a driving force in some of the Jersey Shore’s most dynamic and innovative bands - opening for, or performing with, such diverse artists as: The Drifters, Jimmy Cliff, The Wailers, The Smithereens, Toots & the Maytals, The Radiators, Jon Bon Jovi, Room Full of Blues, Clarence Clemmons, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Johnson, John Hammond Jr., Max Weinberg, Hot Tuna, The Nighthawks, and Johnny Winter.
In 2001 Hank moved from New York City to Houston, TX, picked up his acoustic guitar and harmonicas again, and began writing songs. Since then his compositions have garnered him honors in national songwriting competitions including: The South Florida Folk Festival, The Kerrville Folk Festival, The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, The Suwannee SpringFest, The Dallas Songwriters Association and the Austin Songwriters Group.

He has produced 3 CDs as a songwriter, “Medallion” (2005) combined elements of Folk, Blues, R&B and Rock & Roll with Brasilian, Cuban, African and Indian rhythms; “American Dreams” (2008) is a dark portrait painted in broad strokes on a canvas of pure Americana, with songs alternating between bluegrass, gospel, country, folk and rock & roll; “There Was A Time” (2010) stands in sharp contrast with his earlier works. With it’s tight, sparse arrangements, and brevity, in both song and lyric, and drawing on traditional folk, blues and classic country themes, “There Was A Time” has been called Hank’s most “Texas” record to date

All three of his albums have been nominated for awards by the Academy of Texas Music: 2006 Producer of the Year for “Medallion”; 2009 Singer/Songwriter of the Year for “American Dreams”; and 2011 The Academy Award of Distinction for “There Was A Time”

“Holy Ghost Town”, Hank’s 4th CD is currently in production and due for release in Summer of 2012.

Hank has most recently shared the stage with Jonathan Byrd, David Massengill, Amy Speace, Ray Bonneville, Shake Russell, Dana Cooper, Darden Smith, Sara Hickman, Ken Gaines, Saylor White, Annie Gallup, Jimmy LaFavre, Annie Wenz, Emma’s Revolution, Freddy “Steady” Krc, Bob Livingston, Gary P. Nunn, Jesse Dayton, Claude “Butch” Morgan, The Flying A’s, Matt Harlan, David Rovics, Michael Martin Murphey, Greg Klyma, Spook Handy, Ronnie Elliott, Grant Peeples, Kinky Freidman, Butch Hancock and Pete Seeger.

Hank is a long time Staff Volunteer at the Kerrville Folk Festival, a Charter Member of the Houston Association of Acoustic Musicians (H.A.A.M.) and a proud member of AFM Local 1000 and performs regularly at coffeehouses, theaters, clubs and house concerts throughout the US. He currently resides in Terlingua, TX.

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