We are pleased to announce that Fonky Donkey is appearing at Hot Springs Village Beehive on Sunday, July 18, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Beehive is located at 220 Minorca Road. For reservations call (501) 777-8176 or email www.BeeHiveHSV.com . The cover for this event is $10 which is benefitting Hot Springs Jazz Society.

Introducing Band Members

Fonky Donkey combines the masterful guitar playing of Gil Franklin, slide and resonator guitar, and blues harp by Ben Swamp Donkey Brenner, the crack percussion of Lance “Bug Tussle Slim” Womack and Lynn Fitzgerald on bass. The songwriting talent of Brenner, Franklin, and Womack create new, original foot-stomping blues music that will take you from Dylan and the Delta to deep in

First recognized as a powerful, new presence in blues and roots music following their performance on the main stage at the 2019 King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena Arkansas. They will once again take the main stage at the Festival in October as the opening act in October 2021.

Fonky Donkey released their critically acclaimed first record, “The Sabatoteur” in 2020. Their latest record “Donkeyland” has just been released in May. Fonky
Donkey will also perform at the Delta Arts Festival in Newport Arkansas, the Riverfront Blues Festival in Fort Smith, The Railyard Roots Review, and Music Festival. Fonky Donkey performs regularly in Little Rock and throughout the South.

Here’s a little Fonky Donkey…

Mean Old World – Fonky Donkey

By Melanie Williams, July 12, 2021

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