The Donna Hopkins Band is a hard rock n' roots trio. Playing a blues rock mix of original music, the show never disappoints. The band consists of Donna Hopkins on lead guitar and vocals, a bass player, and Richie Jones on drums and backup vocals. Richie calls the band "Government Hopkins" because of the energy and sound they put out on stage. Donna’s guitar playing is comparable to Duane Allman or Derek Trucks, and her singing is comparable to Bonnie Raitt. This is truly a band destined for stardom!
Robert Bidney is like an arrow launched from a string that has been pulled back for the better part of two decades. For years Robert worked on the other side of the music business while penning songs that were covered by an eclectic group of artists around the world, but his dream was to produce an album of his own. That dream came true when Bidney’s album, “It’s All About the Love” was released.
Heidi Pollyea, an Atlanta based singer/songwriter, performs on piano, guitar and of late “a li’l banjo”. Heidi takes her varied musical styles and combines them with lyrics that range from poignant and personal, to frankly funny.
$8 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
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Donna Hopkins is the real deal. Born and raised on an Alabama farm, Donna witnessed life in the South 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 Hawkins, and Harrison Calloway…it’s not many who can say they cut their teeth with members of Aretha Franklin’s band!
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. As much at home in an intimate listening venue as she is on a giant festival stage, Donna Hopkins performs both solo and accompanied by the perfectly seasoned group of musicians who make up the Donna Hopkins Band, and is always a crowd pleaser.
Robert Bidney is a singer songwriter whose message is as strong as his melodies. His music is relatable and has a strong commercial sensibility. He has been writing songs for most of his life. To support his family, he worked in the advertising world, but pursued his passion of writing songs with meaning. Those songs define him and reveal his soul.
Over the years, his songs have been covered by an eclectic group of artists around the world, but his dream was to produce an album of his own. That dream recently came true with the release of “It’s All About the Love” in July 2015. The record examines the universal themes of life. Music News Nashville wrote “His is a strong, new voice on the indie album scene that’s been a long-time coming.” The South Florida Sun Sentinel wrote that the album is ”an eclectic collection of universal meditations on love, harmony and the things that threaten them, told in a confidently unadorned lyrical style that only an experienced songwriter would attempt.”
A seasoned performer, Bidney connects with his audiences through his infectious energy and emotional performances.
Heidi Pollyea, an Atlanta based singer/songwriter, performs on piano, guitar and of late “a li’l banjo”. Heidi takes her varied musical styles and combines them with lyrics that range from poignant and personal, to frankly funny. In any case, she always finds a way to connect with her audience.
Heidi’s music has been infused with the flavors of her varied experiences. Her folk, rock and blues roots come straight from her hometown of Chicago, Illinois, her jazz styling’s from her music education at Indiana University, her Gospel and Pop inflections from church and industry gigs throughout Los Angeles, her Latin flare from graduate life in Miami and her Americana grounding courtesy of the jams and festivals she’s regularly a part of in Atlanta and around the Southeast.