Backyard Blues & Barbecue Performers

Donna Herula with Tony Nardiello (Acoustic Blues Duo)
Donna Herula and Tony Nardiello are a Chicago-based acoustic blues duo that has a passion for performing traditional blues, folk, Americana and original songs. This husband-and-wife duo has performed at blues and folk clubs and festivals throughout the U.S. Donna is a blues singer, songwriter and resonator slide guitarist and a Chicago Blues Hall of Fame inductee. Tony is a talented singer, fingerstyle guitar player and harmonica player. Donna and Tony's album “Bang at the Door” was nominated for best Acoustic Blues Album by the Blues Blast Music Awards in July 2021. It has received rave reviews from all over the world and reached #1 on the US Blues Music Chart, #16 on the Folk Alliance/Folk Chart, and #3 on the Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Chart. Together, Donna and Tony bring harmony, heart and driving rhythm to the blues tradition. For more information, visit: or Facebook: To hear the new album "Bang at the Door" on Spotify, iTunes, etc.: