Thursday, March 25, 2010
Mark Wenner Puts The Nighthawks On The "Last Train To Bluesville"
Here's a brand new March 2010 interview with Mark Wenner - vocalist and harmonica master for Wasington, D.C. area roots rock legends The Nighthawks. Mark and the band have a fantastic new CD out called "Last Train To Bluesville," which is a stripped-down, acoustic affair, recorded at XM/Sirius Studios. The band is in fine form on the record, and Mark talks about the idea behind recording and performace of the all-acoustic project. Mark and I also discuss the history of The Nighthawks, going back to the band's inception in the early 1970's. through the course of lineup changes and critical praise. That history truly does some brilliant moments, including playing and/or recording with some of the greats of the blues world, like Pinetop Perkins, John Lee Hooker, and Hubert Sumlin. True road dogs, the guys have always dug deep to win over a crowd, and their musical dexterity has made them one of the great live bands of the roots/blues genre - they're the real deal. Make sure to check out www.thenighthawks.com for a full history and discography of the band, and do pick up "Last Train To Bluesville." Thanks to Mark Wenner for the chat - he was a great guy to talk to and a true musical survivor. Thanks also to Mark Pucci for setting things up.
* photo credit - Linda Parker
Listen To The March 2010 Interview With Mark Wenner: