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Boogie to the Blues To Night(Hawks) ...a spontaneous freebie...

The Nighthawks are at Steelstacks tonite... stinkin' good blues for the closing of a great weekend.

The Nighthawks?

An idea in Mark Wenner's brain long before he was able to implement it. The musical product of pre-1958 radio in Washington, D.C., he did not know there were rules against mixing blues, R&B, honky-tonk country, doo-wop, gospel and rockabilly into one delicious stew.

The original Nighthawks lineup solidified in mid-1974. Bringing together frontmen Mark Wenner and the young Jimmy Thackery with a veteran rhythm section, Jan Zukowski on bass and Pete Ragusa on drums, the quartet ruled the highways and honky-tonks. The band opened many doors and forged touring routes for, among others.. the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Robert Cray, and played with as many Blues and Rockabilly legends as they could. They opened show after show for Muddy Waters, James Cotton and Carl Perkins, and backed up and recorded with John Hammond and Pinetop Perkins.

 

This is just an FYI post.... come as you can; no formal meeting spot. Just your butt and your ears required.

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