(The Blues) The Nighthawks will release their latest album, 444, on June 17, featuring tracks they've spent a year "test-driving" at concerts. The 13-track follow-up to 2012's Damn Good Time contains original material plus covers of songs made famous by Muddy Waters and Elvis Presley.
Ellersoul Records, the band's new label, say: "Now in their fifth decade of recording and live performing, the 21st-century Nighthawks are a tight, cohesive unit - the kind that comes only from years and miles. The nightly consensus from fans is that this version of the Nighthawks is the best ever.
"Almost every recording has featured at least one Muddy Waters tune and 444 is no exception. This time the band showcase their acoustic version of Louisiana Blues, staying close to the country blues of Muddy's original version." more on this story