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Fonky Donkey plays foot stompin', hip shakin', slide-guitar driven blues and roots music featuring the original songs of Ben Swamp Donkey Brenner & Gil Franklin. This is music will take you from Dylan to the Delta, via Memphis & the Mississippi hill country.


Formed in the spring of 2019 and based out of Little Rock, Arkansas, Fonky Donkey is a veteran of stages & festivals throughout the mid-South. Their 2022 festival line up includes the King Biscuit Blues Festival, the Juke Joint Festival, the Cotton Belt Festival, the Delta Roots Festival, the Newport Delta Arts Festival, the Lum & Abner Music & Arts Festival. Fonky Donkey won the Sonny Boy Blues Society's (Helena, AR) Blues Challenge in 2019 and competed in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, in 2020.

Fonky Donkey is currently promoting their new record, "Donkeyland". Released March 19, 2022, Donkeyland has been described as a "brilliant roots and blues excursion through the heartland" and as a record "full of cool surprises." Available on all streaming platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes, Donkeyland is currently getting airplay on blues & roots radio throughout the US and internationally. Take a trip to Donkeyland and support the record by listening, sharing, and adding to your playlists!

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