Free To Go



  1. Don't Ask Why
  2. Dirty Alabama Road
  3. Everything Money Can't Buy
  4. Free To Go
  5. Thunderin' In The Thickets
  6. U-haul You Back
  7. Anything
  8. Little India
  9. I'll Fly Away
  10. Long Gone Lonesome Blues
  11. Everything Money Can't Buy (with India)
  12. Little India


Donna Hopkins Lead Vocals (all tracks except 8, 10 and 12); Electric, Acoustic and slide guitars (on all tracks); Background Vocals (on 3, 5, 6, 9 and 11)

Cindy Adler Bass Guitar (on all tracks)

Kevin Thomas Hammond B-3 Organ (on 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9); Wurlitzer (on 4 and 5)

Yonrico Scott – Drums (on 2, 4, 5, 7 and 9); Hand Drums (on 3, 8, 11 and 12)

Marcus Petruska – Drums (on 1 and 6)

Steve Cunningham – Lap Steel (on 4, 8 and 12); Dobro (on 3, 8, 11 and 12

Barry Thrasher Mandolin (on 3 and 11)

John Longo and Nick Longo – Saxophones (on 7)

Little Joe from Chicago (Joe Burton) Trombone (on 7)

Louis Valle Clay Flute ( on 8 and 12)

Chuck Bithorn – Tambourine (on 1); Congas and Shaker (on 5); “More” Cowbell (on 6); Cabasa (on 9); Finger Cymbals (on 8 and 12);

Bryan Cole – Plywood Kick and Paintbrush Snare (on 10)

Joseph Patrick Moore – Bass Guitar (on 10)

Vassar Clements – Fiddle (on 10)

Mark Van Allen – Dobro (on 10)

“Tip” (PawPaw) Barbee – Acoustic Guitar and Vocals (on 10)

Diane Durrett – Background Vocals (on 2, 3, 5, 6, 9 and 110

Doug Smith – Background Vocals (on 9)

India Hopkins – Vocals (on 11)

Invisible Harmonic Angel Choir – (on 4)

Cover Photo by Kirk West
Other Photos by Joe Bell, Ron Currens, and Susan Baynes
CD Cover Graphic Design by Liz Melendez
Original Artwork by India Hopkins


Donna Hopkins wishes to thank: Momma and Daddy for walking the walk, for allowing me to find my own path, and for their love and support; Amie, more than my sister, my friend; John, and Chase; Shelley – I love you, thank you for sharing your family with India and me; India, my joy; Grace and Jack, my new found joys; Liz Melendez – thank you; Betsey and Amanda Mylander; Cynthia, Caroline, and David; Caroline Aiken and Page; Diane and Cylinda; Eddie Hart; Donnie Haider; Susan Baynes; Pete Sobel and family; Luther Randall and Crossover Entertainment; The Nunns; Joe Arias and Hohner for the Crafter guitars; my neighbors, Lai and Christiane, Susan and Daniel; Mike, Jim, and Kyle; Janice and family; Wayne Reagan for his consistency; Joe Bell, Brett Crosby, and all the “Hittin’ The Note” family; Mike Knapp and the guys at Sanford for the Sharpies; Jimmie Maxwell, Suzy Tebor and Neverland Farms; David, Stephanie, and Cannon; the Allman Brothers Band and Derek Trucks for the inspiration; Bryan and Lisa Cole; Joe and Jackie; Doug Smith; Bill Fleming and all our Boogie family; I wanna be like Ralph; Ron – the Ultimate Fan and friend; Paul Adler for letting Cindy rock; Cindy for being my Rock; and Kevin for lugging that big organ around and sharing his spirit with us. Namasté.

Cindy Adler wishes to thank: Paul, without whose love, support, patience and sacrifice, this dream would not have been possible; Preston and Davis, who I am so fortunate to have in my life; Mom, who planted the seed; Dad, who I know is somewhere watching over us with a smile; Donna and Kevin – I love you both on and off the stage; and Janet Daniel – our long lost sister.

Bryan Cole wishes to thank: Donna for the chance to work with a great artist. Special thanks to my wife, Lisa, for always being there; and all the fine musicians who performed above and beyond. My work is dedicated to Jimmy, Randy, and Chuck. Peace.

The Band wishes to thank: Paul Diaz, Robert Hannon, John Holmes (no, not that one); and all the gang at Tree Sound Studio; Bryan Cole; Ron Currens; Spencer Reagan; Shelly Murphy; the Fuzzy’s gang; Yonrico Scott; Marcus Petruska; Rinn Vinson, Vince Herman and Leftover Salmon; Tinsley Ellis; Jason Lamarca; Richie Jones; special thanks to Vassar Clements; and all the people who have come out to support us over the years.

This is dedicated to my grandmothers, Ruby and Beulah, who dropped their bodies and left us their spirit and strength. – Donna Hopkins

Produced by Donna Hopkins and Bryan Cole

All songs published by Donna Hopkins except tracks 9 and 10.
Donna Hopkins ©2003. All Rights Reserved.

Album Reviews

Most of us "Atlantans" have been awestruck by this petite womans delivery, but it may be time the girls on the planet also pay closer attention. Donna really 'puts out' with her delivery and showing true 'heartbreak Southern/Northern style'. No need to turn on your GPS, with every track you will have a real sense of 'time and place'.
Bob Boyce (Bopalot Music)