THE HANK SHREVE BAND with very special guests & highway 99 debut of the DURHAM COUNTY POETS from Montreal, Canada

Saturday, February 24, 2018 8:00PM
Highway 99 Blues Club
1414 Alaskan Way Seattle, Washington 98101 United States
Highway 99 Blues Club
1414 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98101
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Highway 99 Blues Club
1414 Alaskan Way Seattle, Washington 98101 United States
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Tickets: $18.00 - $28.00 VIP

Winner of the 2014 and 2013 CBA Muddy Award for Best Regional Act and 2013 Best Harmonica, as well as the Muddy for Best New Act in 2012, the Hank Shreve Band is rockin blues and soulful originals, with an in your face performance that you won't forget. High energy and pro delivery is what this band is all about.

A seven-time Muddy Award winner, Hank started playing the harmonica at the age of eight. He has established himself as a major harmonica talent on the blues scene in the Pacific Northwest, winning the Northwest Harmonica Championship in 2006, the Muddy Award for Best Harmonica in 2009, and a Muddy Award for the Best New Act as the Hank Shreve Band in 2012, Muddy Award for Best Regional Act in 2013, Muddy Award for Best Harmonica 2013 and Muddy for Best Regional Act 2014. Hank has been a featured artist since 2009 at the Waterfront Blues Harmonica Blow-off appearing with Rick Estrin and Randy Chortkoff and again in 2013 at the Bill Rhoades Harmonica Blow Off. Hank also appeared with Magic Dick and Lee Oskar at the Seattle Bumbershoot Festival.

In addition to many music luminaries, Hank has shared the stage with Honeyboy Edwards, Merle Haggard, Norton Buffalo, Paul deLay, Sista Monica, Greg Rolie, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Curtis Salgado, Coco Montoya and many others.

The Hank Shreve Blues Showcase is entering its fourth year at Whiskey River Ranch in Springfield. Every Thursday night the Hank Shreve Band invites such guests as Karen Lovely, DK Stewart, Bob Ruggerio, Lisa Mann, Kevin Selfe, Henry Cooper, LaRhonda Steele, and many others to the stage.

Besides winning the 2013 Muddy for Best Regional Act and Best Harmonica, the band's debut album, I've Had It, was nominated for Best Northwest Recording.

 

Durham County Poets

The five seasoned musicians, all of whom are songwriters, work together individually and collaboratively in composing their music. Delving into a variety of styles and genres, their musical influences include a broad range of artists. From The Band to Dire Straits, Leon Redbone to James Taylor and Neil Young, they have managed to put it all together to create their own musical style. The obvious joie de vivre expressed while performing together is reflected in the good-time feel that the band creates, which has been captivating their audiences consistently since their inception 6 years ago. They have just added a drummer to the band - Rob Couture (formerly of the Echo Hunters).

Having launched their third album “Grimshaw Road” with a concert in front of a great hometown crowd in May 2017, the band is gearing up for a busy 2017 touring season. They are popular at music festivals and venues across eastern Canada and the north-eastern US. Following a well-received formal showcase at the 2016 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference, the band is branching more and more into the US market – for example with a concert at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival in June 2017! Grimshaw Road, produced by John McColgan, has been called “spin-worthy” by Mark Rheaume from CBC Radio. Referring to a haunted road in the Poets’ local area, the album is jam-packed with original tracks going from moody ballads to swinging up-tempo tunes as well as a thoughtful Penny Lang cover and a gospel standard by Blind Willie Johnson. Featured guest artists are Michael Jerome Browne and Suzie Vinnick among others.