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Who is Donna Lee?

Born in Massachusetts, Donna Lee is a Nashville recording artist whose music has received air play through the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, China and Japan. Singles from her CD "Dancin' Around It" have been tracked in Billboard Magazine and The Gavin Report. She has appeared on TNNs "Charlie Daniel's Talent Roundup". She performs regularly along the Eastern seaboard and has made cross country tours and cruise ship appearances.

Donna Lee began performing country music by sharing the stage with some of New England's legends. She performed with Dick Curless; she yodeled with world champion yodeler Kenny Roberts and - at fourteen years old - became a member of The Tex Overstreet Band. Moving to Arkansas while still in her teens, she performed in bluegrass and country bands all over the state including an several appearances at the legendary Mountain View Folk Festival. patsybrothers_img.jpg

Donna Lee’s talents led to the formation of the very successful touring duo, Sweet Melody. Sweet Melody traveled from East Coast to the West, the circuit included runs at Virginia Beach and Durango Pass and included a stint with Carnival Cruise ships.

Upon returning to New England, Donna Lee joined the popular Connecticut-based country music band Family Tradition. Family Tradition performed at clubs, fairs and festivals throughout New England and beyond. Among the highlights of her time with Family Tradition were opening act appearances with Porter Wagner, Kathy Bailey and the Boys, Bill Monroe, Hank Williams Jr., Faron Young and The Drifters.

After leaving Family Tradition, Donna Lee sought to develop her own sound and musical style. She began a fruitful collaboration with guitarist and songwriter Jim Armenti. These sessions produced some of the songs that appear on Donna Lee's CD "Dancin' Around It" which was recorded at Nashville's County Q studio and features Armenti on guitar and mandolin. Donna Lee continues to carve out her own style of "Northern Country", writing her own material and drawing from New England songwriters like Norman Schell, Barry Searle and Clark Honeywell as well as folk favorites like Cheryl Wheeler, Greg Brown and John Gorka. dona_lee.jpg

At home now in Central Massachusetts, Donna Lee has performed at many of the areas finest venues including sold out shows at the storied Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton and The Majestic Theater in West Springfield. She has performed at Chez Josef, The Log Cabin, The Amesbury Playhouse and The Hu-Ke-Lau. Donna Lee and her band have made numerous appearances at outdoor concert venues and fairs including: The Big E, The Franklin County Fair, The Blandford Fair, The Three County Fair and Granby Charter Days. She has performed "Town Commons" style concerts all over Massachusetts including Sturbridge, West Brookfield, Lowell, Southampton and Springfield.

Donna Lee's Tribute to Patsy Cline continues to draw audiences including nearly three thousand at Westfield's Stanley Park. Her most recent project, A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, opened to a sold out house at West Springfield's Majestic Theater. New dates for Donna Lee's shows can be found on our events page.

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Donna Lee Entertainment

413-967-9831

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