In a partnership with KUAF 91.3 FM, the Fayetteville Public Library is hosting blues artists The Donna Herula Trio and Brick Fields. Doors open at 6 p.m. with music starting at 6:30. The show is free, but there will be food, drink and merchandise available for purchase.
The Donna Herula Trio:
Donna Herula is a Chicago-born blues singer, songwriter and resonator slide guitarist with a passion for playing traditional Delta and Country Blues, early Chicago Blues, folk, Americana and roots music. Donna has been a regular performer at Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago since 2012, and has opened for Buddy Guy numerous times. Her songwriting tips the hat to the tradition while creating a fresh, contemporary perspective on blues and roots music. She is a Chicago Blues Hall of Fame inductee and was voted Artist of the Year by Doc’s Blues Awards 2021 in the UK. Her 2021 album Bang at the Door reached #1 on both the Blues Album Chart and Acoustic Blues Album Chart, and charted #1 on the Best of 2021 Acoustic Blues Album Chart (Roots Music Report). The album was also nominated for best Acoustic Blues Album by the 2021 Blues Blast Music Awards and the song Bang at the Door won first place at the 2022 International Acoustic Music Awards in the "AAA/Alternative Song" category. To hear her album on all electronic media outlets (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.), visit: https://blind-raccoon.lnk.to/Bangatthedoor.
Donna will be joined by her trio, which includes Marc Edelstein (founding member of the bluegrass band Special Consensus) on upright bass and multi-instrumentalist Tony Wittrock on guitar, mandolin and banjo guitar. For more information about Donna and her trio, visit: https://donnaherula.com/.
Known for the weekly Brick Fields Blues Therapy shows at Morano's, Brick Fields is an award-winning blues group from Eureka Springs, AR. They have built a loyal following by playing hundreds of regional shows each year and are sure to kick things off right. You can check them out online at https://brickfieldsmusic.com/home.