The Nighthawks will bring its blues roots music to Heritage Music's Summertime Blues series at 8 p.m. Tuesday at River City Ale Works.
The Nighthawks are Mark Wenner, vocals, harmonica; Johnny Castle, vocals, bass; Paul Bell, guitar; and Mark Stutso, drums, vocals.
Going into its fifth decade, the Nighthawks is blessed to have three strong lead singers, and they take advantage of the unique qualities of the trio of Wenner, Stutso and Castle.
The wide array of originals and covers demonstrates the Nighthawks' strength as a true American roots music band.
The Nighthawks' latest release is "444," out on Ellersoul Records.
"444" draws on the deep roots the band has always mined: an organic mix of originals and classic cover tunes. Produced by the band and recorded at Montrose Studios in Richmond, Va., "444" is jam-packed with 13 tracks of blues, soul, rock 'n' roll and roadhouse country music - all given the trademark Nighthawks combination of talent, passion, energy and showmanship that has made the Blues Music Award winners a one-of-a-kind listening experience.
Next up in the series is Caroline Wonderland from Austin, Texas, who is compared to both Janis Joplin and Stevie Ray Vaughn, on July 29.
River City is located at 1400 Main St. in downtown Wheeling.
All shows will begin at 8 p.m.
Tickets are available online at www.heritagemusicfest.com/summer.