Nick and the Nighthawks

Nick and the Nighthawks

 Frisco, Texas, USA

Nick and the Nighthawks plays guitar-driven originals and covers. The covers span all genres from the 50's - present day. This blazing 3 piece routinely performs country, blues, classic rock, and jazz standards. The originals draw heavily from songs of current and past guitar greats.


Formed in 2010 and led by Nick Knirk, Nick and the Nighthawks is the result of three in-demand, Dallas- based musicians combining their talents. Thanks to years of work in the music scene by all members, the NK Trio is an extraordinarily versatile 3 piece band. They cover hits from 50's to present day. They also perform original instrumentals that feature Nick's well honed-guitar chops and knack for writing catchy melodic grooves.


Broke Down EP, 2008 (acoustic originals)
The Short Straw, 2011 (electric trio original instrumentals)

Set List

Nick's setlist includes originals and covers. Covers span the 70's to present and may include artists like James Taylor, Prince, Buffalo Springfield, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and many more.

Covers (most of 'em)
1 Little Sister Elvis 1961
2 Half of My Heart John Mayer 2010
3 The Chicken Jaco Pastorius 1983
4 For What It’s Worth Buffalo Springfield 1967
5 Stray Cat Strut The Stray Cats 1982
6 Here Comes the Sun The Beatles 1969
7 Jambalaya Hank Williams 1952
8 Lenny SRV 1983
9 My Babe Little Walter 1955
10 Georgia on My Mind Ray Charles 1960
11 Layla unplugged Eric Clapton 1992
12 Sour Milk Midget Nick Knirk 2009
13 Breakeven The Script 2009
14 The Wind Cries Mary Jimi Hendrix 1967

1 Stuck in the Middle with you Stealers Wheel 1973
2 I Feel Fine The Beatles 1964
3 The Joker Steve Miller Band 1973
4 Keep Your Hands The Georgia Satellites 1986
5 Turf’s up Brad Paisley 2008
6 Every Mile A Memory Dierks Bentley 2006
7 Guitars and Cadillacs Dwight Yoa