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Phil Ori...Drums
Ben Laing...Bass Guitar

 

The Nouveaux Honkies

 

Rebecca Dawkins...Violin, Vocals

Tim O'Donnell...Guitar, Vocals, Lapsteel
 

 

 
 

  

      

 

Artist Information

Biography
The Nouveaux Honkies started as an idea, came to fruition as a duo, and now are a slammin quartet.  Thirteen years ago Tim O'Donnell (guitar/vocals) started his training, backing and traveling with various gospel and blues acts around the country and overseas.  In 2004, the 4 hurricanes that pummeled Florida left O'Donnell scratching his head.  In 2005, this blond hair, blue eyed, white boy from Port Salerno Florida, met Rebecca Dawkins (violinist) and The Nouveaux Honkies were birthed.  In one year of their first self titled release, this quartet has quickly made a name for themselves through the southeast with there unique sound and blistering show.  O'Donnell's imaginative yet authentic approach combine his convincing vocals with his faithful guitar work. Dawkin's beautifully haunting violin lays in the mix and projects perfectly. This smoothly lays over rhythm sections, Ben Laing (bass) and Phil Ori (drums) deep and sensitive approach.  This bands well conceived interpretations of blues and R&B classics combined with their retro approach of O'Donnell's original material give them the fire power to headline any show.  Their self titled 2007 release "The Nouveaux Honkies" saw great reviews, both in the states and overseas and their brand new 2008 release "Where Do I Go" is a true roots/blues extravaganza, with footstompin 2 beats, Double shuffles, R&B grooves and gospel tinged instrumentals.  Listen to it or catch them live and you will be Honkified like the rest.   



Discography
The Nouveaux Honkies second album, (Where Do I Go?) was released on Bluzpik Rekerdz in January of 2008 and is available through TNHband.com, bluzpik.com and BDC Distribution to retail stores US and Europe

Their self titled first release is available now at TNHband.com and bandvillage.com/thenouveauxhonkies.  This self titled  CD features music from Blues greats like Howlin Wolf,  Jimmy McCracklin, Little Milton,  Albert King and T Bone Walker.


 

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