"A guileless blend of straightforward harmony,  unusual instruments, and thoughtful song selection. I feel reassured and trusting in the simple power of song and goodness when I listen to them sing, a great gift in these uncertain times."  -Tom May, producer of "River City Folk," nationally syndicated radio broadcast since 1985



Hank Payne and Claire Favro got together in 2008 and are now married and living in Poulsbo, WA.  They pull from traditional and contemporary folk-influenced songs, and add a few originals. Hank and Claire are known for their tight-harmony singing and instrumentals with guitar, banjo, Appalachian dulcimer, and bowed psaltery. Hank is an award-winning songwriter, and the duo is featured on “River City Folk: Best of 2017,” where they were introduced as “epitomizing the beauty and simplicity of two people who love the music so deeply and who love working together."


Stories – yours, mine, ours – sung in harmony. Enjoy sweet harmonies, a bit of sentiment, some fun, and a big dose of heart? You'll love Hank and Claire.



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  • 03/07/2020
    Forks, WA House Concert - Forks, WA

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