Music on the Esplanade

The Donna Herula Band

Blues, Americana

Monday, July 17
6 – 7:30 p.m.

Donna Herula is an award-winning blues and Americana singer, songwriter, resonator slide guitarist, and Chicago Blues Hall of Fame inductee.  Playing a variety of blues styles, her songwriting tips the hat to the tradition while creating a fresh, contemporary perspective on blues and roots music. In 2022, Donna  won  “Best Traditional Blues Artist” and her album, “Bang at the Door” won “Best Acoustic Blues Album” at the 2022 Independent Blues Awards.  Her original song “Bang at the Door” also won “Best AAA/Alternative Song” at the 2022 International Acoustic Music Awards. Donna will be joined by her bandmates Marc Edelstein on upright bass, Tony Wittrock on guitar and mandolin, and Jim Barclay on drums.  Donna and her band have performed at numerous music festivals throughout the US as well as at the Lucerne Blues Festival in Switzerland. 


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