Tryin’ To Get To You
Eller Soul Records 2020
Review by David Bowling
Some things may change but The Nighthawks just keep rolling along. Now approaching the 50th anniversary of their formation, they have released their 31st album.
The band now consists of original member, harpist, and vocalist Mark Wenner, drummer Mark Stutso, plus new additions guitarist Dab Hovey, and bassist Paul Pisciotta. Despite the changes in personnel, their well-known harmonies and creative melodies remain intact.
The band has always fused blues and rock into a tasty mix. They continue that tradition by selecting a number of cover songs, plus several original compositions.
Charlie Singleton’s rocking title track and T Bone Walker’s “I Know Your Wig Is Gone” emerge as creative blues hybrid songs. The Lamont Don’t Dozier/Brian Holland “Chairman Of The Board is given a soulful bluesy treatment.
Original compositions such as “Baby It’s Time,” “Somethin’s Cookin,'” and “The Cheap Stuff” reflect the best of the Nighthawks past and present.
Tryin’ To Get To You is another brick in the wall of the Nighthawks ongoing legacy. Essential for anyone who appreciates the blues or just good music.