Saltwater Hank (Full Band) with Amy Blanding at the PG Legion
Saltwater Hank is unveiling a new iteration of his band at the Prince George Legion April 22nd!
We couldn’t be more excited about this one. Saltwater Hank has a new album coming soon, with all the songs being sung in his traditional language of Sm’álgyax. Joined by a full band, Jeremy brings together his roots in metal with his longtime passion for country/oldtime/traditional music. Not enough good things can be said about this new band and the new music Saltwater Hank is bringing our way!
Saltwater Hank has a natural comedic timing throughout his songwriting and performance, and the many hours spent on all of his chosen instruments are shown through his skillful delivery. Having relocated back to his home community of Kxeen (also known as Prince Rupert, BC) before the pandemic, the time away from the hustle of touring and other music industry pressures allowed Saltwater Hank to hold a newfound space for himself and his community. Immersing himself in his roots led to writing songs about his own experiences gathering food and spending time on the ocean and nearby Skeena River (Ḵ’a̱la̱ Ksyen), as well as musically relaying the stories of history and culture shared with him in the Gitga’ata community. A testament to his commitment to the craft and the connection that it serves, Saltwater Hank has released four EPs since the beginning of 2020, all aptly named “That’s Not How Tommy Played It (Volumes 1 to 4)”. Saltwater Hank has always been a storyteller, and he’s embracing it now more than ever.