Who are the Nouveaux Honkies? Well head down south on the east coast of Florida and you might run into them in the town of Salerno. This small commercial fishing town is the stomping ground of singer/guitarist Tim O’Donnell and violinist Rebecca Dawkin.
The group started touring after their second album “Where Do I Go” hit the market in 08’. 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 fifty week run on the charts. Blues Review Magazine linked the sounds to The Stones, with hints of Dire Straights, Curtis Mayfield, Hendrix, and Wolf.
O’Donnells vocal style was said to be “an amalgam of Van Morrison and Willy DeVille”. 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. In June of 09′ their 3 album “Live at Sun” was released. This 5 song EP was recorded live at Sun Studios and saw the top 20 on the Roots Blues Charts. They are also putting the finishing touches on the songs for their next LP. Late August puts them on their first tour through the Northeast with stops in NYC and the Rhythm and Roots Festival in Rhode Island.
Visit TNHband.com, and check out schedule to see when they will be near you.