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Donna Hopkins / Press

"Donna Hopkins is worthy of your attention. Best known for her bluesy vocals marked with emotion and true grit, Hopkins delivers 'southern fried soul.' With a performance style accurately described as 'lightning in a bottle,' Hopkins matches her vast vocal ability with her raw & articulate guitar skills, making this singer-songwriter a triple threat."

Eddie's Attic

“Southern-fried soul. It’s a rare commodity that can’t be bought, traded, created, or faked. … a rough-hewn but beautifully produced set of predominantly original tunes that could only have been conceived by someone who breathes the humid Georgia air; you can practically see the kudzu, smell the grits, and taste the tangy barbecue in the songs. ”

Hal Horowitz - Blues Review

“Concertgoers were particularly keen on Great American Taxi, led by singer and guitarist/mandolin player Vince Herman. welcomed Atlanta singer-guitarist Donna Hopkins on stage for a rousing “Everything Money Can’t Buy.” Her voice — bluesy, soulful, and raspy — was among the most powerful and memorable heard at the fest.”

“Last night, Copious Jones played a show of a lifetime at Smith’s Olde Bar. The celebration featured a large collection of their closest friends and “family” and they kept it comfortable and easy going. Singer-songwriters Donna Hopkins, Carly Gibson, B.J. Wilbanks and Julia Latimer were also there to support the band by playing one song at a time and then collaborating with one another on certain songs. One of the best parts about the night was that there was no specific set time for any of the acts. All of the musicians traded guitars and spots at the mikes throughout the whole night, keeping the music constant.”

“Donna Hopkins and Friends popped up on stage next. Donna was accompanied by (Jeff Sipe – Drums, Charlie Wooton – Bass, Chris Spies – Keys, and Rick Doviak – Guitar) Donna, also from Atlanta, can downright play. She blends together a bit of blues with a lot of soul. Belting out like a modern day Janis Joplin, her extraordinary originals found their way to the crowd and seemed to lift everyone’s hearts and feet. I found myself thinking about how she gets right to the point with her music and doesn’t waste any time portraying her meaningful songs. After such a heartfelt performance by Donna I needed to rest up if I was going to make it into the late night music. ”

Hittin' the Note

“Hard ‘rock ‘n roots’ band playing a blues-rock mix of driving and soulful original music that may just well be their ticket to stardom! Alabama-bred and farm-raised Her ‘Bonnie Rait meets Melissa Etheridge’ vocals and ‘Duane Allman meets Derek Trucks’ guitarmanship shine Her songs are singed with honesty and soul - survival music you can dance to. Hopkins has a big, distinctive voice that effectively communicates varied emotions. The acoustic "Everything Money Can Buy" puts you on the front porch on a summer evening, right about dinnertime – and you’re wishing you were staying for the night. As a guitarist, Hopkins can be at turns raw and articulate. She's her own woman plus equal parts John Lee Hooker and Billy Gibbons, with a dash of Jimmie Vaughan and Robin Trower Donna Hopkins is a well-focused snapshot of an artist who has plenty of talent and the courage to be herself!”

“The Donna Hopkins Band is exploding on the Atlanta music scene. Donna and her band mates have attained a special kind of synergy that so many strive for – it is this level of communication that makes them stand out. Their debut album, Free To Go, received glowing reviews such as: “one gritty, sizzling debut that’ll play well to all kinds of roots-oriented listeners.”

Tom Clark - King Biscuit Times

“Donna Hopkins is a force of nature. The Donna Hopkins Band is poised to break out with their second album, Donna Hopkins Band – Live. With Donna on guitar, Richie Jones on drums, and Brian Ashley Jones (no relation) on bass, the Donna Hopkins Band has truly solidified. Released to critical raves in February 2003, Donna’s first album, Free To Go, attracted a legion of fans to the Donna Hopkins Band. Alert listeners will discover a live, hidden bonus track on Free To Go at the very end of the CD, a soulful version of the old blues standard, “Time To Travel.” Noting the joy of her live performance, Hittin’ the Note reviewer Rob Johnson remarked, “Donna sings with unrestrained roadhouse soul and lays down a great slide solo as beer glasses clink in the background.” The excitement of this live performance carries over to the new live record.”

Rob Johnson - Hittin' the Note

“Donna’s music comes straight from her heart – southern roots music from a woman’s point of view. Selected as Atlanta’s Best Blues Artist in 2002 by Atlanta Magazine, Donna has assembled a trio of kindred spirits for this amazing band.”

Hittin the Note