Born just outside of Philadelphia in a township called Abington, Hank didn't start playing guitar until he was 14, and even then he didn't learn until 4 years later. He ran away from his home when he was 9 to find toys and again when he was 15 to find fortune, getting as far as New York. Having come back twice, Hank has an affinity for his hometown and the surrounding areas.
It wasn't until he was 19 did he play his first show at a local VFW for no pay did he find the way he wanted to make his money. Since then, he has been writing songs and playing shows in the philadelphia area, currently focusing on his now home, the hilly burough of Manayunk