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Album Review

The Nighthawks: Tryin' To Get To You

Read "Tryin' To Get To You" reviewed by Doug Collette


With Tryin' To Get To You, their thirty-first album in a prolific near fifty-year career, the Nighthawks provide testament to their own longevity and that of the blues genre itself. Even regular turnover of personnel has not diminished the power and efficacy of this group's playing, perhaps because, as new members come and go, founding member Mark Wenner on harmonica and vocals remains as staunch a linchpin as any veteran band could want. A baker's dozen tracks recorded ...

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Album Review

The Nighthawks: All You Gotta Do

Read "All You Gotta Do" reviewed by Doug Collette


On All You Gotta Do, The Nighthawks illustrate how they've established, then nurtured their vaunted status among the most venerated of American blues units for over four decades and upwards of twenty albums. The changes the band's seen under the tutelage of original founding member Mark Wenner continues unfettered on this self-produced album: the band alternately stretches itself outside the strict confines of the blues genre and brings an unusually broad range of material within its scope and style.


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