It's me, it's me, it's Donna B! 

I have restarted work on my third solo record. In addition, I have a new band and am working on an EP with them. More news to come!!!

Final tracking session 

Well, we're pretty confident that we finished tracking the record yesterday at The Brown Owl studio in Nashville. We did the 6 remaining songs plus new drums for one song we tracked in the first session a few months back. We had Tom on guitar, Scott Neubert on guitar, dobro, and mandolin, Steve Mackey on bass, and Bryan Owings on drums. Our engineer was Russ Long. We had a truly magical day. Everything, and I mean everything, felt GREAT. It is an enormous load off to have the tracking done, but kinda sad…

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New release news 

We are recording 6 more tracks for my third release on August 20th. Very excited!!!

Some familiar gear on "Nashville" 

Tom's gear is famous! The new ABC show, "Nashville" had a couple of scenes where Tom's tech work box was prominently featured. They also used an amp of his in another scene. Now, how to get a Donna Beasley SONG featured on the show???



New video up 

Go to the LINKS page and click on YOUTUBE to check out a new performance video for "Heart Like A Wound." I did this last week. Ole db on the couch playing the 6 string banjo. I don't know that the WHOLE RECORD will be this broken down, but this is certainly the VIBE we're considering for my next record.

Credit where credit's due 

Tom is slowly-by-slowly (as my Indian friend used to say) finding his name on a few album credits. He has production and engineering credit on Tim Carroll's "Look Out" released this month and engineering credit on Chelle Rose's "Ghost of Browder Holler" (produced by Ray Wiley Hubbard) out in May. Tom's other engineering and/or production credits include:

Elizabeth Cook's "Welder"

Tim Carroll's "All Kinds of Pain"

Irene Kelley's "Thunderbird"

Gina Butler's "Simple Little Kiss"

Donna Beasley's "Good…

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New video 

I added a live performance video to my YouTube channel. Check it out. It's from a church, actually, where we were asked to perform special music. I filmed this for my mom, but thought I'd share. Tom and my mom have been after me to make a gospel record! What do you think???

Tonight's show 

I am so excited to be playing a gig tonight with my friend, Jennifer McCarter! Jennifer and her twin sisters formed a group called The McCarters and had quite a successful music career in the 80's. They had a top 10 record called "The Gift," played the Grand Ole Opry, toured with huge acts like Kenny Rogers, and were on major tv shows like The Tonight Show. All that for 3 little chickens from Sevierville, Tennessee!

The McCarters used to ride my brothers' church bus, back before they got all famous. They…

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Knoxville Gig 

BIG FUN last night at the Preservation Pub's 2nd Floor Speakeasy. It's a cool room, in the heart of downtown Knoxville. Three floors of music, the second being a quieter, laid-back, groovy kind of thang - perfect for Donna Beasley & Appalachian Therapy! Hope this will be the first of many gigs to come there. Thanks to those who came out!

Americana Carnival video 

Someone posted a really nicely shot video from WSM's Americana Carnival program I played back in June. I made it one of my "favorites" and you can view it on my YouTube Channel (under links). I was joined by Dave Gleason and Scott Neubert, helping me render the Appalachian Therapy.