Born and raised on an Alabama farm, Donna witnessed hardship first hand, channeling it into the soulful music that she creates and performs. Music runs in her family; her mother performed rock and roll in go-go boots and mini-skirts and her grandfather was a fine bluegrass musician in his own right. Following in their footsteps, Donna is a consummate seasoned performer with many songs and performances under her belt. As a young teenager, Donna recalls sneaking out to the MGM Grand in famous Muscle Shoals, Alabama to jam with David Hood, Roger Hopkins, and Harrison Calloway…it’
Over the years, Donna has shared the stage with many fine artists, including: Bloodkin, Big Bill Morganfield, Col. Bruce Hampton, Charley Pride, Chris Hicks (of the Marshall Tucker Band), Clint Black, Conway Twitty, David Allan Coe, Derek Trucks Band, Donna The Buffalo, Donnie McCormick, Emily Saliers (of the Indigo Girls), Francine Reed, Gatemouth Brown, George Jones, George Porter, Jr., Indigo Girls, Jeff Sipe, Joe Bonamassa, King Johnson, Lorrie Morgan, Lee Boys, Little Joe, Luther “Houserocker”
Georgia Music Magazine calls Donna Hopkins a “genuine triple threat” due to her prowess as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. In addition to her other talents, Donna also wears the producer’s hat, working with and developing up-and-coming talent in the Atlanta area.
Donna’s newest release, Comin’ Alive, is the culmination of four long years of hard work; the results are worth the wait with songs that are alternately uplifting and soul-stirring, and foot stomping’ rockin’ good fun. Recorded at the renowned Tree Sound Studios, the album manages to capture the high energy and emotion of Donna’s live shows.
Donna Hopkins is the real deal.
Donna brings her signature raw-soulful sound and energy to the stage at Darwin's Burgers and Blues on Thursday, April 17th, in front of a live audience. Those unable to attend in person can tune in for free online and watch here: http://www.dirtysouthtv.com/
Here is a link to the Dirty South TV Press Release: http://www.dirtysouthtv.com/