Artist - Hank Brake
Stone Mountain GA USA
Hank Brake is back as an Allie! Hank was born born Henry Louis Brake IV, and nicknamed Hank (now Big Hank at home) was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. He and his wife, Cindi, married on December 14, 1997 and now reside in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Sons Sergio (now living in Washington, D.C., and working for American Airlines), and Henry L. Brake V (Little Hank), along with the family cats, Huxley and Trouble, help make Hank and Cindi's life complete. Hank was raised in a family that cherished music. His mother has an intense love of music, his father sang in the Glee Club while in college at N.C. State and his grandmother sang in the Civic Chorus in Rocky Mount, N.C. Growing up in this environment only meant that it was pretty much inevitable that Hank, too, would grow to love music. Hank has been singing all of his life and has enjoyed performing in gospel and church choirs, junior high chorus, barbershop quartets and choruses, and many clubs and performance venues across America. Hank has had the opportunity to sing in numerous "honky tonks". In fact, he's performed in "far too many to name." He's performed at several famous venues such as The Palomino in Los Angeles, California; Gilley's in Houston, Texas; and places closer to his Georgia home like Miss Kitty's in Marietta and Mama's Country Showcase in Atlanta. While performing at Mama's he also had the opportunity to be the opening act for many of country's current stars such as Joe Diffie, Tim McGraw, Billy Dean, Kenny Chesney, Shenandoah, Little Texas, Toby Keith, Tracy Byrd, Confederate Railroad, Chris Ledoux, and many others. Hank's greatest musical influences include Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Merle Haggard, and the Eagles. However, he loves all kinds of music - country, jazz, blues, old rock & roll, old-time gospel, 70's and 80's pop and he really enjoys the vocal harmonies of barbershop quartets. Hank is the owner of Hank of All Trades, Inc., which is a successful Atlanta based construction company. He combines construction work with the never ending chase for the elusive dream of the "Record Deal". In his spare time, if there is such a thing, he enjoys driving his black, 2001 Ford F-150 Super Crew 4 X 4 pickup truck, spending time with his family and friends and, of course, singing anywhere and everywhere.