The sudden death of legendary Oregon bluesman Paul deLay in 2007 may have felt like the end of the harmonica as we know it, at least to regional fans of the blues.
But here comes Hank Shreve, a talented young harmonicist from Eugene who won the Northwest Harmonica Championship in 2006. Now, he fronts his own namesake band that lays down a pretty smokin’ version of the blues, complete with all the soul and grit that makes “good blues" good.
Fans of deLay, Norton Buffalo, Curtis Salgado and the like, take note. Same goes for those of you who miss the Domino Room’s lineup circa the mid-2000s.
Hank Shreve Band, with Jaccuzi; 8:30 tonight; $5; Liquid Lounge, 70 N.W. Newport Ave., Bend; www.liquidclub.net.