MusicFest returns Friday, Feb. 17 with ‘The Nouveaux Honkies’

What: MusicFest Concert Series presents “The Nouveaux Honkies”

When: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17

Where: Gazebo Park, Downtown Stuart



Who are the Nouveaux Honkies?

  1. Port Salerno residents and musicians Tim O’Donnell and Rebecca Dawkin.
  2. The group started touring after their second album “Where Do I Go” hit the market in 2008. After a run to Montana and Idaho that summer, the album made its debut on the Roots Music Report, “Roots Country” charts at 14. “Where Do I Go” climbed to 3 with a 50-week run on the charts.
  3. Blues Review Magazine linked the sounds to The Stones, with hints of Dire Straights, Curtis Mayfield, Hendrix and Wolf.
  4. O’Donnell’s vocal style was said to be “an amalgam of Van Morrison and Willy DeVille.”
  5. Violinist Rebecca Dawkins crafts her lead lines over popping rhythms and their unique blend of blues, swing and country becomes the sound that fans describe as a reinvention of the musical wheel.

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