The Shank Painters are a pirate-themed folk music trio based in Portland, Maine. The band's repertoire consists of Shanties - a variety of mostly nautical classic folk songs with catchy sing-along refrains, beloved by children and rowdy drunks alike. These works are treasures of history, preserving the travails and spirit from centuries of seafaring culture.
Formed in the Summer of 2016, the band began performing at Portland's First Friday Art Walk and has since performed at festivals, parties, pub crawls, restaurants, and bars all over New England. Bringing together accordion, voices, percussion, and guitar, the Shank Painters bring the past alive with their mixture of playful, rollicking, heartbreaking, and hilarious songs.