Herne Hill Music Festival

OCT 2024
11th - 20th

Community Greenhouses

Brockwell Park


Hank Dogs

“Buried British treasure, they deserve to be discovered” The Independent

This year the wonderful Hank Dogs will be playing in the Greenhouse, check out their first two Joe Boyd produced albums Bareback & Half Smile.

Full Price



Hank Dogs

Hank Dogs

Legendary UK & South London Alt Country, folk roots and Americana band Hank Dogs are finally set to release their long-awaited third album around the time they play HHMF in the wonderful surroundings of our Greenhouse venue. Their first two albums were produced by Joe Boyd (Nick Drake, John Martin, Fairport Convention...) The album will be on sale at the gig.
Andy has been running The Easycome Acoustic Club in South London for over 30 years, it remains one of the longest running clubs in London.

Hank Dogs - Andy Allen, Piano and Lily Ramona - started out at folk clubs in London in the early 1990s becoming a vital part of the British modern folk scene. In 1998 they went worlwide when Nick Drake's legendary producer Joe Boyd declared them the first British act he'd loved in 30 years.
Their debut album ‘Bareback’ saw them touring the US with Joan Baez and winning fans with their quiet, haunting sound featuring ethereal vocal harmonies, strong traces of blues and Celtic music and Allen’s fluid acoustic finger-picking recalling UK folk guitarists John Renbourn and Bert Jansch.
A follow-up ‘Half Smile’ appeared in 2002 but then when Andy and Piano split so did the band.
Luckily a 3rd unreleased album ‘Fiveways’ had been recorded before they went their separate ways and now it’s finally seeing the light of day on independent label Scratchy in October this year. The band will be re-uniting for some long overdue gigs to celebrate the release.

Hank Dogs
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