Welcome to the home of Olympia, WA-based blues rock band, Hurts Like Hell. Having shared stages with The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, .38 Special and The Little River Band, Hurts Like Hell creates an electrifying, all-original rock and blues experience that draws on the rich sonic history of rock and roll in the sixties and seventies – Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, the Allman Brothers, ZZ Top, Robin Trower and Bo Diddley. Sharing more than a century of experience performing professionally, the four band members have forged their authentic sound through a shared musical vision, a relentless passion for creating music and the expert use of increasingly rare vintage gear.

Hurts Like Hell’s most recent record, “Don’t Cry Wolf” is available now! Listen here.

Hurts Like Hell is:

Michael ‘Smitty’ Smith
Lead Vocals, Guitars

Chris Petersen
Vocals, Guitars

Doug Howard

Ben Hawkes
Drums, Vocals, Percussion


No shows booked at the moment.



Hurts Like Hell offers a high-energy show featuring all original rock n’ roll with the blues at its roots! The band is made up of professional players with decades of experience entertaining audiences. Hurts Like Hell will make your next event unforgettable!

For booking inquiries, email hurtslikehellband@gmail.com


Hurts Like Hell Stage Plot