SEEKINGVocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Other Percussion, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Steel guitar, Cello.
I am a singer-songwriter from Austin, TX. Most of my life I have done theatre for a living. Many years ago I had an idea to do a rip roaringly funny country acapella vaudville show and it came to life under the name of The Cow Pattys. Three friends and I put it together and toured successfully for 3 years. I wrote 90% of the music and when I saw people laughing their heads off, I knew I was a good song writer. Over the years, that skill refined itself. More than anything, my accompanists and fans would say, "I can;t get your songs out of my head!"
Since I heard that so much, as a song writer I took it seriously and decided to take full responsibility for that gift. Since then, I only write songs that uplift the spirit, touch the heart and tickle the funny bone. If my words are getting stuck in people's heads, I want them to be about the good things in life that bring a smile. Lord knows there are enough songs about heart break and what's wrong in the world!
Sooooooo, I am looking to create a duo or trio who wishes to do the same.I really like the band MaMuse and would love to echo that style along with a lot of funny material as well. I play a little guitar but that is NOT my strength! I would love to find a multi-instrumentalist (I'll help you carry the equipment!) and a percussionist that sing and possibly arrange as well.
being funny/wacky is a big plus...
I've got a little following with my other band, Birdz of Play and for my theatre stuff, so we'll be able to play gigs right out of the shoot.
I've been told I sound like Emmylou Harris, Sean Colvin, Tracy Chapman, Patty Griffin, Dolly Pardon and Gillian Welch
To hear my music go to .donnaloustevens.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jun 20 2012
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- 62 years
Leonard Cohen, Emmylou Harris, Sean Colvin, Tracy Chapman, Patty Griffin, Dolly Pardon, Gillian Welch
Members Of Band
just lil' ol me
Lucky Year: 2010 Album: Closer Than Near Genre: Folk
You can download this song off my website, www.donnaloustevens.com
Cinderella Year: 2010 Album: Closer Than Near Genre: Folk
I imagined a man singing this song when I wrote it, but I loved it so much, I had to put it on my album. Enjoy.
Relentlessly Yours Year: 2010 Album: Closer Than Near Genre: Other
If you listen really close and you are at all on a spiritual path, you will know to what this song is written.
Hanging Out With the Angels
Hanging Out With the Angels Track number: 4 Year: 2010 Album: Closer Than Near Genre: Folk
This song was written for my sister after losing her only son in a motorcycle accident on New Years Eve.
Closer Than Near
Closer Than Near Track number: 5 Year: 2010 Album: Closer Than Near Genre: Folk
Title track to my CD
Already Home Track number: 6 Year: 2012 Album: single Genre: Folk
this is not fully produced, just a simple take with a friend of mine a few months ago...
I'll Feel You Smile
I'll Feel You Smile Track number: 7 Year: 2013 Album: single Genre: Folk
I had a friend of mine sing the lead on this song I wrote not long ago. I am going to re-record it with my voice with my band soon.
Why Don't You Waltz with Me, Darlin'
Why Don't You Waltz with Me, Darlin' Track number: 8 Year: 2010 Album: Closer Than Near Genre: Country
One of my funny songs...
Gift From the Wind
Gift From the Wind Track number: 8 Year: 2012 Album: single Genre: Folk
Written as a going away present for a man who could have been more than a friend if he had not been moving.