Our 'Guardian Angels'
We'd like to recognize all the generous contributors who have helped us to remain on air. We have had many contributors to Always Country, but some have chosen to remain behind the scenes and we thank them the same as we do for the folks who have chosen to make themselves known to us and to you. We owe you all a debt of gratitude. THANK YOU!
Hank, Jakobstad Finland
Howdy!! My name is Henry (Hank) and I live in Jakobstad, Finland. I won´t reveal my age at this time, but let´s just say I was born in the 50´s. I was brought up in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, which is a U.S. bordertown. The Soo (as we call it) is a country music town. Although I started my musical career in rock bands, I couldn´t ignore all the country music being played there,and I gradually started playing country also. In the 70´s I moved to Toronto and soon had a country duo and played for about 10 years in pubs in and around Toronto. I have 2 younger brothers who live in Toronto and I stay in touch with them via 'messenger', using web-cameras. It´s the next best thing to being there.
In the early 80´s, I moved to Finland because
of, well, let´s just say it was a 'love story'. We have 2 sons
and a cat. I have been involved in country music ever since I
came here (guitar). I have also written a lot of country songs.
I still do some gigging and studio work. Many of my songs have
been recorded by other artists also. Music has taken me to all
of the Scan well-known artists. In August I´ll be in a band backing up Al
Brisco, a well-known steel guitarist from
Canada, who has played with many of country´s greatest artists.
Another one of my passions is golf. I used to play a lot of hockey in Canada, but the years have taken some of the speed out of my legs. I do however manage to get in 18 holes of golf 4-5 times a week.(my hcp is 8) The 'midnite sun' allows us to play basically 24 hrs. a day over here in the summertime. It doesn´t get dark at all this time of the year!
I discovered the 'Always Country' station by accident, while looking for country music on the internet. That was about a year ago. I listen almost daily. Sometimes for many hours, depending on my work schedule. However I think I tune in at least for a while every day. I like all of the dj´s, but my favorite one is Gramps. They all sound like down-to-earth, nice people. And the fact that there are no commercial interruptions is an added bonus. I think I´ll end my profile here. I had planned to write a very short profile, but I might have overdone it a bit. Gramps can edit this and leave out the uninteresting parts if he wants to.
Keep it country, and Always Country. Henry