Black and white photo of Cathie Whitesides and Hank Bradley holding violins and looking at each other.

Hank Bradley and Cathie Whitesides

Hank Bradley and Cathie Whitesides are traditional folk music masters.

Hank’s Southern style fiddling began with time spent with Otis Burris and the Mountain Ramblers of Galax, VA in the ’60s. He is also adept on Greek bouzouki, Croatian tamburitsa, mandolin, guitar, and banjo. His Poison Coyote Kid LP began his reputation as song and tunesmith of great wit, able to be all the instruments in the band. He has performed and taught nationally and internationally.

Cathie Whitesides took up Irish fiddle when she heard outstanding box players Joe Cooley and Kevin Keegan in San Francisco in the 70s. With Irish music held close, she dove into New England contra dance tunes and has fiddled at dances nationally and as far away as Odessa and St. Petersburg. Interest in Greek, Romanian and Serbian fiddle tunes intensified with her partnership with Hank.

Cathie and Hank have performed as a duo for many years and also perform in numerous other bands.

Artist Support Program 1994