We are super excited to have this legend play in the intimate setting of The Back Room at Lotus Realm in Thames!
Donna Dean has had some remarkable industry 'wins' and is the subject of a feature length, award winning documentary which has screened in New Zealand, Canada and the U.S.A. When asked what motivates her to continue writing, recording and performing after more than two decades she says, she is not tied to trophies but to loyal supporters who show up at gigs and to the seeds of creativity that still wake her in the early hours.
The authenticity she shares on stage gives her audience the feeling their own stories or those of their friends, family or neighbors have been given a spotlight.
Many songwriting legends have inspired Donna's writing, among them, Iris Dement, Russell Smith, Guy Clark, Gillian Welch and John Prine but she credits her mother as the biggest influence on her childhood wish to play and sing. Because she can sing a ballad with sensitivity and beauty and then rock with the best of them, she was introduced to an audience in Winnipeg, Canada as "New Zealand's Lucinda Williams".