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Donna Hopkins Band, Parker Urban Band @Barrelhouse South

BORN and raised on a farm in Northern Alabama, Donna Hopkins hails from the heart of the blues. Coming from a long line of musicians (her grandfather was a bluegrass player, her mother a rocker in go-go boots), Hopkins got her start early, even sneaking into MGM Grand in Muscle Shoals as a teen to jam with David Hood, Roger Hawkins, and Harrison Calloway.

A raw and soulful singer in the vein of Susan Tedeschi and a shredder of a blues guitarist, Hopkins puts on an unforgettable show that’s landed her opening slots for Stevie Wonder, Robert Cray, Conway Twitty, Derek Trucks Band, George Jones, Indigo Girls, and more.

The Parker Urban Band, a Barrelhouse favorite, kicks things off with their groovy blend of blues, soul, gospel, prog, and R&B.

Friday, May 12, 9:45 p.m., free, 21+