Friday Mar 29th, 2024 @ 08:00 PM

The Nighthawks – Legends of Blues & Roots Rock | Mixing Blues, R&B, Honky-Tonk Country, Doo-Wop, Gospel, and Rockabilly

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Ticket Price: $31.50 ADVANCE | $36.50 DAY OF SHOW

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After 52 years, The Nighthawks are still having a Damn Good Time!

Catch The Nighthawks, featuring the current lineup with Mark Wenner on vocals and harmonica, Mark Stutso on drums and vocals, Paul Pisciotta on bass, and Dan Hovey on guitar and vocals. Experience over five decades of musical innovation as The Nighthawks mix Blues, R&B, Honky-Tonk-Country, Doo-Wop, Gospel, and Rockabilly in one delicious-sounding mess.

Since its inception in 1972, The Nighthawks has embodied the musical vision of founder Mark Wenner, defying genre boundaries to create a distinctive blend of blues, R&B, country, gospel, and rockabilly. Rooted in the vibrant musical tradition of Washington, D.C., the band has evolved over the years, opening doors for fellow musicians and earning accolades such as the Blues Music Award for their acoustic album “Last Train to Bluesville.” Led by Wenner alongside seasoned musicians like Johnny Castle and Mark Stutso, The Nighthawks continue to captivate audiences with their rich tapestry of sound, honoring their four-decade journey and inviting listeners to join in the celebration of their enduring musical legacy.

The Nighthawks’ current lineup comprises seasoned musicians with diverse backgrounds, each contributing a unique flavor to their stage presence and studio recordings. Paul Bell, a versatile D.C. guitarist, has left his mark on numerous influential bands, effortlessly shifting between soulful scratching and twangy country picking. Johnny Castle, a pillar of the group, traversed various music scenes from hard rock with Crank to the bluegrass circuit with Eddie and Martha Adcock before diving into the Rockabilly revival. His collaboration with Mark Wenner birthed the dynamic “Fugitive” project, blending electric blues with hard-rocking country classics. Mark Stutso, with two decades alongside Jimmy Thackery, adds a raw, visceral energy with his powerhouse vocals, honed through collaborations with music legends. Together, Bell, Castle, and Stutso form the backbone of The Nighthawks, pushing the boundaries of tradition while honoring their collective musical heritage.

Visit their website: thenighthawks.com

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