Donna Hopkins is the real deal. 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’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.
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.