Hank began playing harmonica at the age of 8 and has established himself as a major harmonica talent on the blues scene in the Pacific Northwest. He won the Northwest Harmonica Championship in 2006 and the Muddy Award for Best Harmonica player in 2009. Hank was a featured artist in the Harmonica Blow-off at the 2009 Waterfront Blues Festival along with Rick Estrin and Randy Chortkoff. While playing with the Ty Curtis Band in 2009, the band took second place in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge.
In addition to many music luminaries, he has shared the stage with Honeyboy Edwards, Merle Haggard, Norton Buffalo, Gregg Rolie, Sista Monica Parker, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Curtis Salgado, Paul DeLay and many others.
The Hank Shreve Blues Showcase, now in its second year at Whiskey River Ranch in Springfield, is where Hank fronts an all star line up with Skip Jones on keyboards, Tim Donahue on drums, Bill Shreve on bass and Stan Welsh on guitar; sharing the stage with guest performers such as Karen Lovely, Bob Ruggerio, Lisa Mann, Henry Cooper and Curtis Salgado.