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Donna Herula Trio May 4 | Hybrid: Stage Left – Zoom

May 4 @ 7:00 pm 9:30 pm CDT

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Donna Herula Trio performs May 4, 2022, 7:00 pm/CST at Stage Left Cafe, 125 Van Buren St., Woodstock, on the historic Woodstock Square.

Donna Herula Trio includes Donna Herula (vocals and resonator slide guitar), Tony Wittrock (resonator guitar), and Marc Edelston (upright bass).

This Off Square Music event is our second 1st Wednesday Concert this season — and it’s HYBRID! You can meet your friends at Stage Left Cafe or enjoy it from home via Zoom.

If you love the blues, if you love slide guitar, you’ll love the Donna Herula Trio. In 2021, Donna was voted Artist of the year winner in the UK and is tearing up the circuit in Chicago-land blues venues. She has played with some of the greats and looks like she is only 25! She specializes in traditional Delta and Country Blues, early Chicago Blues, folk, Americana, and roots music.

Acoustic Guitar Magazine named native Chicagoan Donna Herula as one of the top 10 up and coming resonator guitar players in an article, “Down and Dirty: 10 contemporary resonator players talk about their love for that nasty sound.”  On October 16th, 2016, Donna was inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame at Buddy Guy’s Legends.

Read more below about Donna Herula and the other members of her Trio – and check out a video of them performing.


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Attend at Stage Left. Tickets are $15.00/pp to attend the live event at Stage Left Cafe. Masks and vaccinations recommended but not required. Please be thoughtful.

Attend via Zoom. Tickets are $10.00/pp to attend via Zoom. After you order tickets, we’ll send an email with the Zoom link to all ticket purchasers.

Donna Herula Trio … More About Donna and her Trio

is a Chicago-born blues singer, songwriter, and slide guitarist that has a passion for playing traditional Delta and Country Blues, early Chicago Blues, folk, Americana, and roots music.

Donna Herula Trio includes Donna Herula (vocals and resonator slide guitar), Tony Wittrock (resonator guitar), and Marc Edelston (upright bass).

A Chicago-born blues singer, songwriter, and slide guitarist, Donna has a passion for playing traditional Delta and Country Blues, early Chicago Blues, folk, Americana, and roots music. Using electrified resonator guitars, her sound combines her love for the music of the Deep South and Chicago with her love of blues guitar improvisation. Her songwriting tips the hat to the tradition while creating a fresh, contemporary perspective on blues and roots music.

Donna Herula Awards

Donna is Chicago Blues Hall of Fame inductee and was voted “Artist of the Year” by Doc’ Blues Awards 2021 (UK).  Her 2021 album “Bang at the Door” charted #1 for the year 2021 on the Acoustic Blues Album Chart and charted #24 for the year on the Blues Album Chart, according to the Roots Music Report. “Bang at the Door” was nominated for best Acoustic Blues Album by the 2021 Blues Blast Music Awards and it was listed on numerous “Top 10” and “Best Album of the Year” lists. (More Information)

Donna Herula was voted “Artist of the Year” by Doc’ Blues Awards 2021 (UK).
Donna Herula was voted “Artist of the Year” by Doc’ Blues Awards 2021 (UK).

Donna is a 2022 nominee for the International Acoustic Music Awards including “Best Female Artist” for “Who’s Been Cookin’ in My Kitchen” and “Best AAA/Alternative Song” for “Bang at the Door.” She received a number of nominations by the 2022 Fair Play Country Music Media Group Red Carpet Awards in Holland including: “Best Song of the Year – All Genres” and “Best Collaboration in Music” (with Jon Shain) for “Got What I Deserve,” “Best Original Americana Song” for “Movin’ Back Home,” “Best Blues & Jazz Original” for “Can’t Wait to See My Baby,” “Best Voice – all Genres” and “Songwriter of the Year.”

You can read more about Donna Herula on her website.

Donna Herula – What folks say

“A truly gifted virtuoso of the resonator guitar who also possesses the most stunning of voices. Herula is a Chicago-born Blues artist of the highest order who not only sings, plays slide but also is a more than accomplished composer.” ~ Peter Merrett, PBS 106.7 FM, Melbourne, Australia

“This album certainly will be destined for awards — it’s the best acoustic blues and roots album I’ve heard in at least a year, if not longer. I most highly recommend this CD for all lovers of traditional and acoustic blues. It’s a wonderful mix of Delta and Chicago blues with some great folky overtones. I don’t think I can pick out a favorite cut here because they are all superb. Eleven fine originals and three marvelous covers make for some really interesting and classic performances from top to bottom.” ~ Steve Jones, Chicago Blues Guide

Ways to get to know Donna and her music better

1st Wednesday Concert Series

The 1st Wednesdays Concert Series from Off Square Music features touring musicians and bands. Our concerts are now Hybrid Events, live at Stage Left Cafe or virtual via Zoom.

Note for all indoor venues: Masks and vaccinations recommended but not required. please be thoughtful.

Donations to Off Square Music or to Our Performers

Off Square Music is a non-profit organization, that started in 2003. Our mission is to help local artists share their music and build the best music community in the country. We rely on your generous support to achieve our goals, and we are grateful for your donations at any time. The Donate Button in the left sidebar of any page of the website makes that easy.

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Last But Not Least . . .

Watch for posts HERE with details, updates, performer lists, and thank yous.

125 W. Van Buren St.
Woodstock, IL 60098 United States
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