Hopkins is legit: She's Alabama-bred, farm-raised in hard times. Her mom performed with rock bands in mini-skirts and go-go boots. Her grandfather's music was a tremendous inspiration. Hopkins has matured into a genuine triple threat as songwriter, singer and guitarist.
As a songwriter...Hopkins seasons swampy, Gulf Coast funkiness with angular voicings of extended and suspended chords. Listen for examples on "In Spite of Yourself" or "Don't Ask Why." It's classic tension-and-release with a groove and lyrics that reveal mileage, honesty and soul. It's survival music you can dance to.
As a singer, Hopkins has a big, distinctive voice that effectively communicates varied emotions. The acoustic "Everything Money Can Buy" puts you on the front porch on a summer evening, right about dinnertime.
As a guitarist, Hopkins can be, at turns, raw and articulate. She's her own woman with equal parts John Lee Hooker and Billy Gibbons, and a dash of Jimmie Vaughan and Robin Trower circa Bridge of Sighs. - Georgia Music Magazine
Comin' Alive - New Album!
Donna's long-awaited and much anticipated new album, Comin' Alive, is ready for her CD release party at the Five Spot in Atlanta on July 28th! Check HERE for specific details!
Posters for Upcoming Shows
This festival benefits HYDRA (Hartwell Youth Developmental Resource Association), which offers mentoring, tutoring and lifeskills training to help make responsible young adults. Click here for tickets.