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


Date City Venue
08/18/18 Shelton, Washington Hoodstock 2018 | Skok Valley Grange
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 2320 W Skokomish Valley Rd (24.14 mi) Shelton, Washington 98584. Hoodstock 2018 at the Skok Valley Grange. More details to come. HLH on at 7pm, opening for local reggae heavyweights, High Ceiling.
08/25/18 Union, Washington 2 Margaritas
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 5121 WA-106. Venue phone: (360) 898-2462. HLH is excited to return to Union, WA to rock out with the locals at 2 Margaritas!
10/06/18 Shelton, Washington Oysterfest 2018
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: $5/day. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 250 W Sanderson Way. Hurts Like Hell is thrilled to return to Oysterfest 2018! Stay tuned for more details! Related post. Buy Tickets


Hurts Like Hell is available for your next event!

We’re professional players with decades of experience entertaining audiences. We offer a high-energy show featuring all original rock n’ roll with the blues at its roots!

Booking inquiries:
Email: hurtslikehellband@gmail.com


Hurts Like Hell Stage Plot