The Hardtackers are a seven-man Sea Shanty Crew based in Columbus Ohio, that performs songs of the sea, lakes and rivers. They have known each other for many years and are musicians and vocalists in their own right. Coming together 4 years ago following a request for a one off shanty sing. It was such good fun and with demands for more they continued. They have not looked back since and have performed at many festivals and events, including three trips to Canada in 2012 and are booked to go back in 2013.