Nighthawks Leader Mark Wenner Undergoes Successful Heart Bypass Operation

Seminal American roots music band The Nighthawks have announced that their founding leader, Mark Wenner, has undergone successful heartbypass surgery and is expected to make a complete recovery. Because of the operation, Mark will stay off the road for approximately six weeks while he recovers, and the band has postponed the affected dates. The Nighthawks are expected to resume touring the end of May or early June.

Mark Wenner’s condition was diagnosed on Monday, April 9 when he went in for an angiogram/angioplasty and doctors discovered he needed the bypass operation, which was done the following day. Because they caught it early, the doctors feel very confident that his prognosis for a full recovery is excellent.

The Nighthawks debut CD for Severn Records, Damn Good Time, is scheduled for release on May 15, and the band had already scheduled a number of shows around the country to support its release. Damn Good Time is the follow-up to The Nighthawks’ Last Train to Bluesville, which garnered the band its first-ever Blues Music Award from the Blues Foundation as Acoustic Blues Album of the Year in May 2011.

Singer/harmonica player Mark Wenner is the founder of The Nighthawks, whose members also include guitarist Paul Bell, bassist Johnny Castle and drummer Mark Stutso. The new CD features a number of originals and cover songs ranging from blues and soul to rock and rhythm and blues.

Fans can keep track of Mark Wenner’s recovery by vis.iting the band’s website at or their Facebook page, where they can also send him get-well wishes

Free tags: 
  • Latest
  • Popular
  • Tags
  • Comments
Z2 Entertainment is proud to present The Werks with Yamn...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 18:48
Kicking off the New Year with a very exciting spring that is...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 18:22
Rising electro-funk act Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has releas...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 18:07
Houston's award-winning 10-piece The Suffers have officially...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 17:04
6/10/2004
2 months 3 weeks ago
...
I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 months 3 weeks ago
Legend Valley is only 50 miles from home,I'm gonna have to catch the Jubilee one of t...
7 months 1 week ago
For more about Thomas Merton check out this site written by one of his studens:   mer...
8 months 3 weeks ago