Music on the Esplanade

The Donna Herula Band

Blues, Americana

Wednesday, June 26
6 – 7:30 p.m.

Donna Herula and her band play a variety of blues styles as well as original songs that tip the hat to the blues tradition. Donna Herula is an award-winning blues singer/songwriter, resonator slide guitarist, and Chicago Blues Hall of Fame inductee and will be joined by Marc Edelstein on upright bass, Tony Wittrock on guitar and mandolin, and Grammy winner Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith on drums for a fun show.

Donna’s latest album, Bang at the Door won Best Acoustic Blues Album and Donna won Best Traditional Blues Artist 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 Herula and her band have performed at numerous blues and music festivals in the United States as well as Europe.

"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." - Mark Thompson, Blues Blast Magazine 


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