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Zephaniah is a Brooklyn based singer and songwriter. Driven by a love of the early american songbook, is an emerging artist continuing the Country & Western tradition. Zephaniah sings and performs his own compositions with The 18 Wheelers, and Honeyfingers.  He is also seen around town singing and performing with The Saddle Tramps, and an early Hawaiian music tribute group that performs under the name Zeph & Jonny.

He has had the good fortune to have collaborated on songwriting with New York City luminaries including Jim Campilongo, Jonny Lam, and Roy Williams. 

photo by Meredith Jenks

photo by Meredith Jenks

Zephaniah OHora is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and a pillar of the burgeoning New York City Country-Western music community.  Beginning in 2013, he served as frontman and vocalist for Honeyfingers.  It was here, through two years and hundreds of performances featuring the music of Ernest Tubb, Ray Price, Marty Robbins and others, that Zephaniah's own musical vision began to come into focus.  

It was also during this time that he befriended fellow Honeyfingers collaborator Jim Campilongo.  A series of conversations between the two revealed a mutual love for the Truck Drivin' Country of Red Simpson, Del Reeves, and Dave Dudley.   A few impromptu rehearsals later and The 18 Wheelers were born.  

Initially serving as a great excuse to play their favorite trucker anthems and country classics, The 18 Wheelers soon evolved into a showcase for Zephaniah's original material.  Assimilating a world-class band of musicians and a dozen songs that harken back to the golden age of country music, 'This Highway’(out June 9) is an album that gives a reverent nod to the past before blazing a brand new interstate through the gridlock of contemporary country.  By combining the brash edge of Bakersfield and the slick sonority of the Nashville Sound, Zephaniah OHora is one of the most exciting new traditional country artists to come out of New York City.