Donna Herula / “Bang At The Door”

Donna Herula

    Artista / Grupo: Donna Herula

    Álbum: Bang At The Door

    Discográfica: Self Production / Blind Raccoon

    Año publicación: 2021

    Fecha crítica: 7/2021

    Valoración: VERY GOOD

Donna Herula is a skilled singer, songwriter and guitar player who knows in equal parts acoustic guitar technique and slide. She mastery communicates the genuine acoustic Delta blues as well as Piedmont or New Orleans sounds, not to mention Hill Country blues, folk and Americana roots music. For the last ten years Donna has performed regularly at Buddy Guy’s Legends club in Chicago and she has often opened for Buddy Guy’s sets. She is also a fingerpickin’ and slide guitar teacher at the Old Town School Of Folk Music in Chicago. With her husband Tony Nardiello they have just released their third album with fourteen songs that move among the just mentioned styles. The album is an unplugged one where, besides Donna Herula on guitars, Resonator and vocals, you will also find other musicians like FJ Ventre on double bass, Doug Hammer on piano, Bill Newton on harmonica, Tony Nardiello on acoustic guitar and vocals, Jon Sahin on mandolin or Dana Talheimer on drums, plus some other guests. This is a cool, friendly, relaxed recording that develops a feminine approach to the music she always brings us with a subtle determination as, not in vain, her influences include women like Lucinda Williams or Rory Block.