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Donna Herula Trio

September 30, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

$20 – $25

Donna Herula is a blues, folk and Americana singer, songwriter and resonator guitar player and a Chicago Blues Hall of Fame inductee who is returning to The Focal Point for another spectacular event!

Her latest album, “Bang at the Door” won “Best Acoustic Blues Album” at the 2022 Independent Blues Awards and was also nominated for a 2021 Blues Blast Music Award.  The CD includes 14 tracks – 11 original songs and 3 cover songs.  The physical CD includes a 12-page booklet with liner pictures and lyrics from all of Donna’s original songs on the recording.  The music flows from acoustic blues through gospel, jazz, and ragtime, to the electric Chicago blues style, with nods to New Orleans, folk, and country influences.  Special guests include Anne Harris (violin), Daryl Davis (piano), Doug Hammer (piano), Bill Newton (harmonica), Tony Nardiello (singer/guitarist), and backup-singers Katherine Davis and Rebecca Toon.  The CD was produced by Jon Shain and recorded by FJ Ventre (also the upright bass player) at Good Luck Studio in Chapel Hill, NC.

She will be playing at The Focal Point with her trio including Marc Edelstein (founding member of the bluegrass band Special Consensus) on upright bass, and Tony Wittrock on guitar, mandolin and banjo guitar.


September 30, 2023
8:00 pm
$20 – $25