Nouveaux Honkies

Nouveaux Honkies

For many touring bands, the road is their home away from home, an ever-rolling muse that runs beneath their tires and works its way into every aspect of their lives, including their songwriting. For hard- traveling Americana duo The Nouveaux Honkies, the road is literally their home, as the two live out of a creatively rebuilt RV that they use to tour throughout the year in the American South. Rolling along in their high tech, solar powered, self-sufficient chariot, equipped with its own espresso bar, mini studio, and more comforts than most studio apartments in NYC, Tim O’Donnell and Rebecca Dawkins worked out a great formula to tie their travels to their music. They set up in a key American city for a couple months at a time, soaking up inspiration and making friends, before moving on. In this way, their new album Blues For Country, draws its sounds from the musical influences of New Orleans, Nashville, Florida, Austin, and the Texas hill country where they recorded it. “As far as genres are concerned, I don’t think it is an intentional thing for us to be bouncing around the map,” confesses Tim O’Donnell, The Nouveaux Honkies’ songwriter and lead singer. “It is just my personality. I love lots of stuff. To me there is good music and bad music and I really have no formula on what it is. I just know when I like it. Jimmy Webb, Jimmy Reed, and Jimi Hendrix all give me this crazy feeling when I listen to them.” With all these regional flavors, it’s no wonder The Nouveaux Honkies’ music jumps so easily and happily between genres, mixing up a bubbling Americana gumbo of blues, country, roots, R&B, Texas swing, honky-tonk and old-fashioned songwriting.

To record Blues for Country, The Nouveaux Honkies pulled their RV into the peaceful hill country town of Dripping Springs, Texas, a tiny town 30 minutes West of Austin. “We had our dogs, our espresso machine, our bed, our kitchen and the whole thing was super relaxed,” remembers Dawkins. “I think it reflects in the recording. It doesn’t feel frantic or rushed even though we were in and out in 8 days.” On Blues for Country, O’Donnell’s whiskey-tinged vocals are a perfect match for Rebecca Dawkins’ glorious harmonies and soaring fiddling; the two of them can sound as charming as an old-school country duet like Parton and Wagoner, or as bittersweet as that old recording of Townes Van Zandt and Emmylou Harris. In fact, the two cover Van Zandt’s “Pancho and Lefty” on the new album, though most of the songs are originals from O’Donnell’s pen. O’Donnell’s songs track the road-rambling ways of The Nouveaux Honkies, from “Life Ain’t Easy,” an unvarnished look at the touring life of musicians, to “I Know Things You Read About,” a funny song that speaks to the hard-won life skills learned on the road, or “Hours Into Days,” which sadly chronicles the distance that can well up between two people. O’Donnell’s the best kind of songwriter–able to swing between bitingly funny and touchingly honest–and he showcases this on stellar songs like the opening track “Blues for Country,” which perfectly mixes R&B vocal swagger with Dawkin’s country fiddle.
On Blues for Country, The Nouveaux Honkies roll hard through songs that have soaked up the fresh air of the American backroads this duo drive through every day, informed by all the great cities of the South, and beholden only to the open road.

Rob Arenth

Rob Arenth

Starting out as a classically trained guitarist at the age of 11, Rob Arenth attended the Alabama School of Fine Arts in the 8th grade. This path continued in high school when he won the prestigious "Louis Armstrong Jazz Award," which helped facilitate a full music scholarship to Seminole College in Orlando, under the teachings of jazz great Dr. Bill Hinkle. 

Performing as a jazz guitarist in many outfits while attending college, Rob honed his skills and developed a "no fear" approach to all styles of music. His extensive training as a guitarist only complements his other instruments skills which include bass, keyboards and percussion. Influences like George Benson, Larry Carlton, Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Steve Vai set the path of Rob's original style and musical direction. The voyage strengthened while touring nationally with members of England's UB40 and south Florida’s Nori Nori and Black Bean Soup. 

In 2006, Rob started his own band The Evil Monkeys. His versatility is pronounced as he also performs as a solo artist in more than 30 different venues throughout Florida. With the release of Rob's newest CD "Long Time Coming," his true vision has come into place. The work has been described as “blue collar music” with a heavy influence of rock and blues and accented with acoustic pop rock. 
 

Alex Zapatier

Alex Zapatier

Alex Zapatier's vocal sound is smooth, yet highly energetic and delivered with much conviction. Their lyrics are intelligent, yet still fun. Alex delivers catchy, syncopated guitar rhythms and melodic lines thus embedding his own personal stamp to each song. His solos reflect emotional expression and influences of Jimmy Page, David Gilmore, Slash, Hendrix and The Edge. Alex says, “Every song has a distinct color, mood, and identity. Our music must have a purpose, create a visual, evoke positive emotion, and hypnotize physically as well as mentally.”

Jahzilla Duo

Jahzilla Duo

Based out of Jupiter, Florida, Jahzilla is a five-piece band that originated after a group of dedicated musicians came together to share their passion for performing. The band's unique sound results from the blending of a large spectrum of genres including top 40's, classic rock, funk, and reggae. Jahzilla incorporates vocals, lead & rhythm guitars, bass, keyboards, drums & percussion, and saxophone, creating a sound that is not only full, but dynamic and diverse.

Pam & Dave

Pam & Dave

An exceptional duo of musicians performing all your favorite songs... from Jazz Standards & Ballads to Motown to Disco to Pop Rock to Island Music.

Pam Wyman, born and raised in England, has been tantalizing South Florida audiences for many years with her truly amazing voice.

Dave Reed, a Berklee College of Music graduate and long-time local musician compliments Pam’s voice with his vocal harmonies and keyboard finesse.

Sit back & listen or dance the night away – a fun time is guaranteed for all with PAM & DAVE!

The Kinected Trio

The Kinected Trio

The Kinected is an original band who’s fresh and unique sound can be defined as a cohesive blend of pop, electro and indie rock. The music is a recipe of rhythmical guitar with bass grooves that roll over hot beats. Catchy melodic hooks are delivered through smooth yet strong vocals.The lyrics are relatable and interestingly thought provoking. On a dynamically softer level, The Kinected’s musical approach creates soulful acoustic ballads. Perform-ing live, they improvise and expand on album cuts which keeps the energy on the dance floor and the crowd emotionally engaged.

Sierra Band

Sierra Band

The String Assassins

The String Assassins

An acoustic guitar quartet with a unique, fast paced, upbeat collection of songs you know from Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead, America, The Cure, and many other favorites, playing the Treasure coast’s best venues in West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Stuart, Ft. Pierce and Vero Beach.

Erik O'Neill

Erik O'Neill

Erik O'Neill band includes Erik O'Neill singer/ guitar player and Matt Huntsberger Bass player They cover a variety of today's hits including Ed Sheeran

Jason Montero

Jason Montero

Over the last 20 years Jason Montero has played thousands of live shows at venues in more than 50 cities from coast to coast. He has recorded numerous CDs of original music and collaborated with scores of other independent artists. He knows and regularly performs hundreds of cover songs ranging from pop, to rock, to folk, to blues.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Jason Montero grew up in Central NJ on the sounds of ’70s & ’80s radio. He later migrated to the Finger Lakes region of New York where he taught himself guitar. Montero then re-located to Phoenix, AZ where he gradually worked his way into the club scene and eventually began performing nationally. His original songs range from soulful to sardonic; his repertoire is like a tour of the American musical vernacular. Jason currently lives in South Florida.

Pam & Dave

Pam & Dave

An exceptional duo of musicians performing all your favorite songs... from Jazz Standards & Ballads to Motown to Disco to Pop Rock to Island Music.

Pam Wyman, born and raised in England, has been tantalizing South Florida audiences for many years with her truly amazing voice.

Dave Reed, a Berklee College of Music graduate and long-time local musician compliments Pam’s voice with his vocal harmonies and keyboard finesse.

Sit back & listen or dance the night away – a fun time is guaranteed for all with PAM & DAVE!

Jay Stollman Band

Jay Stollman Band

Jay Stollman has achieved unparalleled success as one of the most popular vocalists on the East Coast. He has performed around the world to rave reviews, sharing the stage with musical legends such as James Brown, Wilson Pickett, The Temptations, Four Tops, Jose Feliciano, Blues Traveler, Joan Osborne, Johnny Winter, Peter Frampton, Bo Diddley, Ronnie Spector, Felix Cavaliere, Tower of Power and Elton John, to name a few.

 

Jay's vocals are a dynamic fusion of Blue Eyed Soul and Rock and Roll. Along with great performance ability and stage presence, a Jay Stollman show is always guaranteed to rock the house.

 

Jay Stollman was honored to appear with The Johnny Winter Band as the front man and lead vocalist for the Johnny Winter Remembrance Shows, honoring the legendary bluesman, as well as performing with The Jay Stollman Band. He is a standout performer and always a crowd favorite.

Nouveaux Honkies

Nouveaux Honkies

For many touring bands, the road is their home away from home, an ever-rolling muse that runs beneath their tires and works its way into every aspect of their lives, including their songwriting. For hard- traveling Americana duo The Nouveaux Honkies, the road is literally their home, as the two live out of a creatively rebuilt RV that they use to tour throughout the year in the American South. Rolling along in their high tech, solar powered, self-sufficient chariot, equipped with its own espresso bar, mini studio, and more comforts than most studio apartments in NYC, Tim O’Donnell and Rebecca Dawkins worked out a great formula to tie their travels to their music. They set up in a key American city for a couple months at a time, soaking up inspiration and making friends, before moving on. In this way, their new album Blues For Country, draws its sounds from the musical influences of New Orleans, Nashville, Florida, Austin, and the Texas hill country where they recorded it. “As far as genres are concerned, I don’t think it is an intentional thing for us to be bouncing around the map,” confesses Tim O’Donnell, The Nouveaux Honkies’ songwriter and lead singer. “It is just my personality. I love lots of stuff. To me there is good music and bad music and I really have no formula on what it is. I just know when I like it. Jimmy Webb, Jimmy Reed, and Jimi Hendrix all give me this crazy feeling when I listen to them.” With all these regional flavors, it’s no wonder The Nouveaux Honkies’ music jumps so easily and happily between genres, mixing up a bubbling Americana gumbo of blues, country, roots, R&B, Texas swing, honky-tonk and old-fashioned songwriting.

Lather up

Lather up

Kate Taranella

Kate Taranella

Alex Zapatier

Alex Zapatier

Pam & Dave

Pam & Dave

An exceptional duo of musicians performing all your favorite songs... from Jazz Standards & Ballads to Motown to Disco to Pop Rock to Island Music.

Pam Wyman, born and raised in England, has been tantalizing South Florida audiences for many years with her truly amazing voice.

Dave Reed, a Berklee College of Music graduate and long-time local musician compliments Pam’s voice with his vocal harmonies and keyboard finesse.

Sit back & listen or dance the night away – a fun time is guaranteed for all with PAM & DAVE!

Jahzilla

Jahzilla

 Based out of Jupiter, Florida, Jahzilla is a five-piece band that originated after a group of dedicated musicians came together to share their passion for performing. The band's unique sound results from the blending of a large spectrum of genres including top 40's, classic rock, funk, and reggae. Jahzilla incorporates vocals, lead & rhythm guitars, bass, keyboards, drums & percussion, and saxophone, creating a sound that is not only full, but dynamic and diverse.

Crazy Fingers

Crazy Fingers

Ella Herrera

Ella Herrera

Jason Montero

Jason Montero

Over the last 20 years Jason Montero has played thousands of live shows at venues in more than 50 cities from coast to coast. He has recorded numerous CDs of original music and collaborated with scores of other independent artists. He knows and regularly performs hundreds of cover songs ranging from pop, to rock, to folk, to blues.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Jason Montero grew up in Central NJ on the sounds of ’70s & ’80s radio. He later migrated to the Finger Lakes region of New York where he taught himself guitar. Montero then re-located to Phoenix, AZ where he gradually worked his way into the club scene and eventually began performing nationally. His original songs range from soulful to sardonic; his repertoire is like a tour of the American musical vernacular. Jason currently lives in South Florida.

Pam & Dave

Pam & Dave

An exceptional duo of musicians performing all your favorite songs... from Jazz Standards & Ballads to Motown to Disco to Pop Rock to Island Music.

Pam Wyman, born and raised in England, has been tantalizing South Florida audiences for many years with her truly amazing voice.

Dave Reed, a Berklee College of Music graduate and long-time local musician compliments Pam’s voice with his vocal harmonies and keyboard finesse.

Sit back & listen or dance the night away – a fun time is guaranteed for all with PAM & DAVE!

Jay Stollman Band

Jay Stollman Band

Jay Stollman has achieved unparalleled success as one of the most popular vocalists on the East Coast. He has performed around the world to rave reviews, sharing the stage with musical legends such as James Brown, Wilson Pickett, The Temptations, Four Tops, Jose Feliciano, Blues Traveler, Joan Osborne, Johnny Winter, Peter Frampton, Bo Diddley, Ronnie Spector, Felix Cavaliere, Tower of Power and Elton John, to name a few.

 

Jay's vocals are a dynamic fusion of Blue Eyed Soul and Rock and Roll. Along with great performance ability and stage presence, a Jay Stollman show is always guaranteed to rock the house.

 

Jay Stollman was honored to appear with The Johnny Winter Band as the front man and lead vocalist for the Johnny Winter Remembrance Shows, honoring the legendary bluesman, as well as performing with The Jay Stollman Band. He is a standout performer and always a crowd favorite.

JL Fulks Trio

JL Fulks Trio

Boat Train

Micah Scott Project

Micah Scott Project

Micah Scott is a singer/songwriter with a minor prophet’s name who was raised in a small northern New York State town with Revolutionary War bones in its fields. Born in 1978, he had retro taste early, drawn to The Ventures, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and the Beatles, when the rest of the world was listening to Debbie Boone and Meat Loaf. He lost the plot in his hormonal years, detouring briefly into Pantera and later, an Alice in Chains phase. When his guitar teacher turned him onto Blind Lemon Jefferson and Robert Johnson, the die was cast. Today, he counts as seminal influences Muddy Waters, Big Bill Broonzy, Mississippi John Hurt and John Fahey.

An attraction to Piedmont and Delta sounds drew him south—way south, to Jupiter, Florida. Armed with an honors degree from the Crane School of Music, Micah began getting roots-music cred playing every gig he could. Dim, greasy dive bars. Then more upscale blues clubs; and finally, music festivals. Seven years later, he co-founded a popular South Florida band called The KillBillies, which has grown a grass-roots following along the coast. This year, Micah made his first album, Dark Horse, on a break from an East Coast solo tour. It was recorded over three weeks in Philadelphia—another place steeped in American history. The album debuted at #1 on the Amazon Roots-Rock chart, and the single, Step Outta Line, came in at #1 on the Amazon Alt-Country and Americana chart.

Micah’s debut arrives fully-formed; not in the auto-tuned, quantized, Pro-Tooled fashion of the 21st-century digital download, but in the old-school way. Dark Horse succeeds on solid writing, honest talent, ace musicianship, and hand-crafted production. It’s deeply reassuring that an old soul like Micah Scott is the artistic engine behind it.

Pam & Dave

Pam & Dave

An exceptional duo of musicians performing all your favorite songs... from Jazz Standards & Ballads to Motown to Disco to Pop Rock to Island Music.

Pam Wyman, born and raised in England, has been tantalizing South Florida audiences for many years with her truly amazing voice.

Dave Reed, a Berklee College of Music graduate and long-time local musician compliments Pam’s voice with his vocal harmonies and keyboard finesse.

Sit back & listen or dance the night away – a fun time is guaranteed for all with PAM & DAVE!