Paul deLay Scholarship Fund
Band leader Paul deLay ranked among the greatest blues harmonica players, songwriters and vocalists. His work on the chromatic harp is considered bymany to be unrivaled, and he was a three-time W.C. Handy Award nominee.
A member of the Cascade Blues Association’s Hall of Fame, Paul was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995.
Heavy Rotation, the Paul deLay Band’s 2001 release on Evidence, peaked at #1 on the Living Blues radio charts, the fourth consecutive recording by the band to land in the Top Ten.
Paul’s family, friends and bandmates created the Paul deLay Scholarship Fund in his honor. The group raises critical funds for Ethos through the production of an annual fundraising concert that honors Paul’s rich legacy while also supporting music education for low-income youth.