It’s the 50th year for the legendary blues and roots band The Nighthawks, who are finally back on tour. They recorded a fine 50th Anniversary CD in the dark days of isolation, and once things got rolling again, new songs brought them back into the studio — not originals but great compositions from classic blues sources like Muddy Waters, Little Milton and Johnny “Guitar” Watson, plus a very cool tune by old friend Al Anderson.
The first single from their new EP, Slant Six, is out today via VizzTone Label Group. “Don’t Know Where She Went” is Willie Egan’s red-hot New Orleans rocker with a double vocal that could have been written for this band.
Blending Don Hovey’s rich baritone with Mark Stutso’s soulful wail, they rock it hard. Both Wenner on harp and Dan on guitar get a chance to rip out blazing solos. No they don’t know where she went, just that “She Split!”