VERO BEACH - Two of the funkiest acoustic bands on the Treasure Coast play free shows at Walking Tree Brewery this weekend.

First up is the Americana duo Nouveaux Honkies on Fri., Jan. 8, 6–9 p.m. The Port Salerno-based duo is Rebecca Dawkins (violin, vocals) and Tim O’Donnell (guitar, vocals), playing what they call “mother lovin' country folkin' blues.” They play mostly originals and some innovative covers.

On Sat., Jan. 9, The Leftovers return to Walking Tree Brewery from 8–11 p.m.

The Leftovers play bluegrass, folk, and a genre blend known as jam grass.

For the uninitiated, jam grass is a form of progressive bluegrass that enthusiastically embraces seemingly incompatible genres like funk and jazz.

While today jam grass is most associated with festival acts like The String Cheese Incident, Railroad Earth, and Greensky Bluegrass, the genre draws inspiration from the 1990s sensations Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and, from a decade earlier, The David Grisman Quintet. If you know and like any of those bands, you will like The Leftovers, with some of the most energetic fiddle playing you’ll see this side of Nashville, and lots of bluegrass picking and jamming.

To hear The Leftovers, visit To hear the Nouveaux Honkies, visit or

Walking Tree Brewery is located at 3209 Dodger Road, Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 217-3502 or visit

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