MP3 Lance & Donna - Long Gone
Live, dynamic delta country slide guitar and percussion with strong vocals from an amazing couple of "Blues Troubadours" 10+ ''years on the road''...
14 MP3 Songs
BLUES: Acoustic Blues, BLUES: Delta Style
In the early 90s, Lance Harrison and Donna Howley became known to Nashville R&B audiences as "Lance & Donna" and had settled into a comfortable life as musicians and owners of a demo/recording studio off of the city''s fabled Music Row. But in 1992, their life was jolted by an unexpected blow that would leave them without a home or business and send them on a quest of renewed discovery for the roots of the Blues.
Left without anything but their dream of pursuing music and travel, they began backpacking, hitchhiking and playing the streets. They traveled throughout Europe to the Middle East and on to Asia, Central and South America leading the lives of true ''Blues Troubadours''. In 1996, they dedicated themselves to Europe by buying a vintage camping van. But a blown engine left them stranded on the streets of France, where they were discovered by the organizers of a major blues festival and taken off the street and put on stage. And there they have remained, to the delight of Blues fans throughout Europe.
Lance & Donna''s emphasis on pre-war Blues is reflected in Lance''s style and interpretation, as well as his original compositions. Through their performances in clubs and festivals, they''ve gained recognition by the French Blues community and today, from their home base in Köln, they are captivating German audiences. But don''t be surprised if that address soon changes, as Lance & Donna continue to restore another vintage camping-van with their eyes upon the highway.
Once a Blues troubadour, always a Blues troubadour.
Some Press Quotes:
" ... They made a lot of people very happy at the festival, as the night continued until very late by the grace of the ''roots duo'' from Nashville, Lance and Donna, two atypical people who''s human and musical way is extraordinary."
Festival National de Blues `98
Le Creusot, FR
"Lance is a great musician: from his 42 dollar guitar, he pulls the sounds more ''roots'' than you can imagine... in concert, they are capable of miracles."
"They are good in every sense of the word, good, really good! They have enough talent for four, for ten, perhaps for the whole world!"
Cognac Blues Passion `98 Cognac, FR
"A ''must see'' for their authentic style !"
"They dive into the music like Obélix into a magic potion... Evenings like this, one asks for again."
Le Courrier Nord-Est Hebdo
"This is special, they take you to a magic dimension: ''rural groove''! Lance & Donna elevate the slide guitar to the level of ''world music''. "
"They were flat channeling the tortured souls of the likes of ''Howlin'' Wolf'' and ''Big'' Joe Turner out of the depths and onto that stage."
Michael Nott, Nashville Tennessee
"Lance and Donna, two American favorites of the festival."
Cognac Blues Passion `98 Sud Ouest
"The ''Bonnie and Clyde'' of the blues ... a duo to be discovered with all urgency!"
Festival National de Blues `98 Le Creusot, FR
"They sweat the blues... they play tight and demanding music which spits out slices of life, be they pleasant or not ... Lance and Donna left a really big impression on this festival!"
Cognac Blues Passion ''97 Sud Ouest
"The Song of the Heart"
Cognac Blues Passion `96 Charente Libre
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