The Minks: “Sweet Talk” Music Video

The irony of calling a Nashville country or blues band original isn't lost on us, but The Minks' fusion of gritty, no-nonsense riffs and twangy melodies is, well, actually original. Carried by frontwoman Nikki Barber’s distinct vocals, the wailing Western-y four piece combines Bonnie Raitt (at her angriest) with modern blues rock, and the result is a trad-country/grunge quartet that embraces its down-home sound with a knowing wink. Their debut single, “Sweet Talk,” is accompanied by the more subdued B side, “In Plain Sight,” and available to buy or stream on major platforms. The video was filmed by Houston Mathews at Slowhand Films.

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No Excuses

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The Pink Prom: A Release Party With Okey Dokey

The Pink Prom: A Release Party With Okey Dokey

It was a wild night at Okey Dokey's Pink Prom Release Show on Monday, January 30th. Check out this video and relive all the pink high school glory.

The Minks – Sweet Talk music video

The Minks: “Sweet Talk” Music Video

The irony of calling a Nashville country or blues band original isn't lost on us, but The Minks' fusion of gritty, no-nonsense riffs and twangy melodies is, well, actually original. Carried by frontwoman Nikki Barber’s distinct vocals, the wailing Western-y four piece combines Bonnie Raitt (at her angriest) with modern blues rock, and the result is a trad-country/grunge quartet that embraces its down-home sound with a knowing wink. Their debut single, “Sweet Talk,” is accompanied by the more subdued B side, “In Plain Sight,” and available to buy or stream on major platforms. The video was filmed by Houston Mathews at Slowhand Films.

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No Chef is an Island

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Nowhere to Go But Everywhere

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Bridge Over Troubled Water

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One for the Books

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Framily Matters

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The Beach Business

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Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes?

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Alive! and Acoustic

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Dream Casino

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Come Together

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Women’s March on Nashville

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School of Pop

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Will Work for Laughs

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Sweet Mercy

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide

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Settling the Score

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Living The Sushi Dream

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The Odyssey of Wu

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