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DC Blues Society’s Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration
December 31, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 12:30 am$40 – $50
The DC Blues Society rings in the New Year with Mark Wenner’s Blues Warriors. The event includes midnight champagne toast and a very reasonable cash bar. Seating is limited – last year sold out! Metro accessible and ample parking. Doors open at 7:30 pm.
Mark Wenner’s Blues Warriors are different from his other band, The Nighthawks. “This band is actually a blues band…more authentic, old school and swinging,” Wenner told American Blues Scene. In its review of the self-titled CD, Mark Wenner’s Blues Warriors, Tahoe Onstage says, “These men sweat soul and bleed the blues.” In addition to blues harpist Wenner, those doing the sweating include Clarence “The Bluesman” Turner on vocals and guitar. Upright bassist Steve Wolf thumps the low end with a steady pulse and swings with finesse and power. Young gun Zach Sweeney plays a sweet blues guitar that complements Turner’s work. And veteran Nighthawks drummer and vocalist Mark Stutso has played with many area musicians, including the guitarist Jimmy Thackery. Together, the sum of the Blues Warrior’s musical efforts is “real blues music, interpreted and performed by masters of the craft” -American Blues Scene