The NIGHTHAWKS with Hurricane Hawk & the Invaders

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Terra Fermata Tiki Bar

26 SE 6th Street

Stuart, FL 34994

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The Nighthawks are special guest for one night only. Opening band is the rocink swingin blues of Hurricane Hawk & the Invaders.

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Hawkseye Productions brings you THE NIGHTHAWKS at Terra Fermata!

Join Hurricane Hawk & the Invaders for an evening under the stars with special guests, The Nighthawks - Winners of the Acoustic Album of the Year at the Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Awards in Memphis in May 2011.

Mark Wenner: Vocals, Harmonica

Mark Stutso: Drums, Vocals

Paul Pisciotta: Bass

Dan Hovey: Guitar, Vocals

The Nighthawks was 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., Thankfully, Mark did not know there were rules against mixing blues, R&B, honky-tonk country, doo-wop, gospel and rockabilly into one delicious stew.

That stew resulted in an ensemble that is one of America's musical treasures. Funny and serious lyrics that mix with roots rock in a way that nobody else does it.

The current members bring decades of varied experience to the stage and studio. Paul Bell has played in many influential bands around the Nation’s Capital and is the consummate D.C. guitarist, capable of soul scratching or country picking. Paul was less familiar with the classic Robert Lockwood/Louis Myers styles of Chicago blues playing than some of his predecessors, but it didn’t take long for him to add those to his bag of tricks. When he plays a slow blues solo, you can hear a little of late D.C. picker Roy Buchanan, but without the tortured hysterics. Paul spent 10 years working with legendary blue-eyed soul man and keyboardist Tommy Lepson, who subbed for Mark Wenner on a number of dates this year while Mark recovered from open-heart surgery.

Johnny Castle started his D.C. career with Crank, popular early hard-rockers who opened for Jimi Hendrix. He spent journeyman time with Eddie and Martha Adcock in the heyday of D.C. Bluegrass, mixing comfortably with legends such as Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley at festivals. After a stint with funk in an outfit called Spatz, he came through Tex Rabinowitz's Bad Boys at the height of the Rockabilly revival, splitting off to form the psycho-billy band Switchblade. In 1984, Mark Wenner developed a repertoire of material with Switchblade and together they recorded Mark’s Fugitive – a project that mixed hard rocking country classics with electric blues instrumentation (think Kentucky Headhunters). Live versions of some of those tunes can be heard on Mark's compilation, Runs Good, Needs Paint. Before joining the Nighthawks, Johnny spent a decade recording and touring with diesel-billy legend Bill Kirchen.

Mark Stutso spent nearly two decades with former Nighthawk Jimmy Thackery. Before that he played in a number of big and small-time rock bands, including Ruffryder – a spin-off of Black Oak Arkansas – and Virginia Beach-based Trix. Originally from deep in West Virginia and Southwest Virginia, Mark put in five years in the coal mines before escaping into his drum kit. He lives in Pittsburgh and has collaborated with the late Glenn Pavone and Norman Nardini. His vocals are a force to be reckoned with.

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Terra Fermata Tiki Bar

26 SE 6th Street

Stuart, FL 34994

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