Donna Greene

“Donna Greene’s blues are dry martini blues. She sings with a lotta swagger, a dash of sauce and a cool retro vibe. She’d have been right at home on stage at the Sands of the Rat Pack days or Ciro’s on Sunset Boulevard circa 1948. But, it's 60 years later and Donna’s attitude and energy is totally 21st century. She gives ya masterful singing that’s sensual, emotive, and fun. Donna Greene brings just the right feeling to a tune, whether it’s straight ahead blues like “You Can Have My Husband” or a Billie Holiday-era standard like “Comes Love.” “A Girl’s Gotta Have A Little Pleasure” is a winner! It’s a superbly-produced treasure highlighting Donna’s pristine singing with the style and punch of The Roadhouse Daddies!” Nick Gerard, Host of “Nothin’ But the Blues” on KKJZ 88.1 FM Los Angeles and

“The phones lit up like a Christmas tree when I first aired the CD! I know that it's gonna get ALOT of spins. Awesome songwriting, amazing vocals, tight band; makes for some of the best ear candy to come out of my speakers this year. And Ms. Greene is very easy on the eyes!” Mike Flowers, Producer of “Mystic Mile” on KZUM 89.3 Lincoln, NE

“Donna Greene brings you into her world of smooth swing blues with a touch of jazzy vibes. A charismatic voice that brings positive feel great after listening to this sensuous, laid back album. Donna Greene...bluesy crooner.” Aldo Druda, Host of "Emotion Blues" on CFID 103.7 FM, Acton Vale, Quebec, Canada

“Donna Greene’s album A Girl’s Gotta Have a Little Pleasure is as smooth as a good cup of coffee and as potent as a bourbon chaser.”
Leo Schumaker, Host of “Bluesland” on KCSB 91.9 FM Santa Barbara

“I listened to your album and I love it. You have an impeccable vocal technique, a natural swing, a delicious voice, it's a great pleasure to hear you. Really, in my opinion, a splendid album.” Serge Warin, Host of "Canal Blues" on Radio Canal Bleu, Objat, France

“What a voice, Madame. Some sweetness in a hard world. Thank you.” César Sezer, Host of "Biker Street" on Radio Coteaux, St. Blancard, France

“The weather is sad today but your voice has brought the sun to me.” Michel Filiod, Host of "Boomerang" on Radio Canut, Lyon, France

“Donna Greene's singing voice is so romantic sounding so good, with a little bit of jazz in it. This is a voice that suits the music on “A Girls’ Gotta Have a Little Pleasure” perfectly. The album brings to my mind the feel of those late night concerts in steamy jazz clubs you can see in the movies... The rhythm is tight, horn riffs are punchy and guitar fills are always tasty.” Przemek Draheim, Polish Blues Radio Host,

“Wow, what a bluesy, soulful, swingin’ set of jazz-tinged, horn-powered songs. The entire CD just blew me away! If I had three thumbs, I’d give it three thumbs up.” Jimmy Christian, Blues Musician

“We love having live music in our restaurant but are so limited on space that we can only make room for it on special occasions, and so for us the music has to be exceptional. After losing our regular New Year’s Eve band, Lady Blue and the Roadhouse Daddies was recommended to us, and we can only say, we were thrilled with the results. They were able to nuance their music to match the mood and time of the evening, from a sophisticated early dining style to a more loose, fun and celebratory style as we reached the magic hour and beyond. We asked them back for next year and are glad they are able to be with us again. In case you haven’t guessed, we highly recommend them!” Tina Takaya and Richard Yates, Owners of Opal Restaurant and Bar

“As Music Director of the Santa Barbara Jazz Society, I had the opportunity on several occasions to feature Lady Blue & The Roadhouse Daddies, including our year's biggest event, the Santa Barbara Jazz Society Holiday Gala at SOhO Restaurant and Music Club. Donna Greene is a captivating singer and the band puts on a wonderful show. They have proved to be an entertaining, versatile and professional group, their attire is appropriate and fun, and they are organized and dependable. I have known Donna for many years, and I'm a big fan!” Lin Cook, Santa Barbara Jazz Society former Board Member and Music Director; Jazz Pianist

“The hearty-voiced and expressively bluesy Donna Greene, “Lady Blue,” and her Roadhouse Daddies are a barrel of fun, much in the same vein as the popular, contemporaneous Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. Greene’s small combo music, as Smith’s, is a throwback to an era (the Great Depression and World War II) when one often looked for joyful diversions from everyday life where one could find them. Music of the time — via radio, records as well as in-person performances — played a large role in serving that purpose. Reflectively so, if you enjoy the vocal styles of Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and the later-day Etta James, you are bound to find an affinity in that of Greene with her Roadhouse Daddies.” Russell Arthur Roberts, Jazz Journalist

“You and your group were fabulous and everyone had a good time... what an ending! That was a first time for SBJS... all of us up and dancing. It was that great energy you put out.” H. ReVay Siefert, Board Member of the Santa Barbara Jazz Society

“EVERYBODY loved you at the Vintners event last month!! I keep hearing how great you were from attendees.” Renée Smith, Owner of RSVP Events

“We at FOOD Share wish to express our most sincere appreciation to you and to your band for providing the perfect musical entertainment for our second annual event “Vintners at the Vintage.” With your beautiful sultry voice and the wonderful music of the thirties and forties, it was the perfect match for the venue. We were thrilled that somehow we discovered you and so glad you were available for the event.” James Mangis, President & CEO of FOOD Share, Inc., Ventura County’s Food Bank

“There are only two really good vocalists around here. One of them is Donna Greene and I can't remember the other one.” overheard at SOhO Restaurant and Music Club

“Thank you all so much for playing at our reception. We really wanted a beautiful, classy reception and your music more than anything else set that mood. It was perfect from the moment you announced our arrival, the mellower set you played through dinner, and all the way to midnight as you had the crowd dancing away! And a special thank you for learning and performing our wedding song; it was exactly what we had imagined. Thank you again for helping make our reception everything we hoped and dreamed!” Terese & Lyle McKeany

“Once again, thank you and the rest of the band for your wonderful music, and for helping to make our Rotary Christmas gala the best ever.” Clay Watkins, Arroyo Grande Rotary Club

“Thank you so much for playing at the festival. You added so much to the event. Thank you again for your talent!!!” Marta Polley Nichols, Director of Marketing, Dierberg/Star Lane Vineyards for the Santa Barbara Vintners’ Association, 2005 Harvest Festival at Rancho Sisquoc

“We hired Donna and her band to play our annual company Holiday party. They were fabulous, fun, professional and very enjoyable. Everyone had a great time and the feedback from the employees was that the band was awesome. I would definitely consider hiring Donna and the Roadhouse Daddies again.” Marc Wester, CFO and owner at Biopac Systems, Inc.

“I went to SOhO last night with about 20 of my swing dance friends and took some pictures of your music group. I had never heard you before. You are terrific!” John Dickson a Santa Barbara Tourism Company

“Donna Greene, the cool jazz/blues singer who adds a touch of ‘50s authenticity... contributed to the festivities.” Martha Smilgis, “The Dish” columnist for the Santa Barbara News Press referring to the 2005 Santa Barbara Jazz Society Christmas party | 805-565-0185 | ©2010 Donna Greene & The Roadhouse Daddies | Site design: