Library presents Blues Slide Guitar with Donna Herula & Tony Nardiello
Jan. 20, 2018
Orland Park Public Library will be hosting an award winning blues band in room 104 on Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. The band, Donna Herula and Tony Nardiello, are a Chicago based blues duo that has a passion for performing Delta blues and Chicago blues. This husband and wife duo has performed at blues festivals in the Southern and Midwestern U.S. with great acclaim. Herula was inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame in October 2016.
Herula, a slide guitar sensation, plays with an aggressive attack on her National Steel resonator guitars. She has been inspired by blues men and women, from Son House and Memphis Minnie to Johnny Winter. Donna was the winner of the Chicago Blues Challenge, solo-duo category, two years in a row, and a semi-finalist at the 2012 International Blues Challenge. She also placed in the top six of the “blues guitarist” category in the 2012 Yamaha Six String Theory International Guitar competition, among competitors from 58 countries.
Nardiello, a singer and guitarist, has gained inspiration from the music of Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Blake. Together, Herula and Nardiello bring harmony, heart and driving rhythm to the blues tradition.
“We are pleased to be able to bring cultural events like these to Orland Park residents,” said Head of Outreach Kelly Cuci at Orland Park Public Library.
Patrons interested in learning more about Library events are encouraged to call the Library at 708-428-5100 or visit the Library at 14921 Ravinia Avenue in Orland Park, IL 60462. Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.