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“444” draws on the deep roots the band has always mined: an organic mix of originals and classic cover tunes. Produced by the band and recorded at Montrose Studios in Richmond VA, 444 is jam-packed with 13 tracks of blues, … Continue reading
The irreverent Reverend Billy C. Wirtz conducted a series of interviews for Blues Revue with Mark Wenner. Fun stuff, great read, check it out! Blues Bytes – The Tattoos of the Blues – Part 1 Blues Bytes – The Tattoos … Continue reading
“Damn Good Time is one of the best roots records of the year from a bunch of blues-tinged roaddawgs who still know how to rock”. – By Grant Britt http://www.nodepression.com/profiles/blogs/nighthawks-damn-good-time “… this is as good as anything the band’s ever … Continue reading
The Nighthawks have announced that their founding leader, Mark Wenner, has undergone successful heart bypass surgery and is expected to make a complete recovery. Because of the operation, Mark will stay off the road for approximately six weeks while he … Continue reading
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Severn Records announces a May 15 release date for Damn Good Time, the label debut from seminal American roots music band, The Nighthawks, distributed in the U.S. by City Hall Records. Damn Good Time is the follow-up … Continue reading
Come on out and hang with the Hawks for a rare appearance in Rockville at Dietle’s Tavern on Friday April 20th. Get there early–it will be packed! See you there.
Montgomery magazine features a great cover story on the Nighthawks, six pages of a nice overview with photos. “I’ve been able to go from something I imagined in my mind . . . to today and what the band sounds … Continue reading
In the 32 years since the inception of the Blues Music Awards (formerly known as the W.C. Handy Awards), legendary Washington, D.C., band The Nighthawks had never even been nominated before in any category. That all changed when the 2011 … Continue reading
Wow! We just won three awards at the Wammies — the Washington Area Music Awards. Paul Bell beat fellow nominee Mark Wenner for blues instrumentalist, and the band won best blues group and best blues album for “Last Train to … Continue reading
It’s been a long time comin’ but we finally got our new website up and running. We’ll be updating and adding more content as we go, so look around, check it out!