Track #10 - "Beauty Queen"
Donna Lynn Caskey (Bonus Babe)
Donna Lynn Caskey is an innovative clawhammer “Banjo Gal” and so much more. A strong songwriter, her work simultaneously acknowledges life’s difficulties and offers a genuine message of hope. Her sound retains a timeless quality that hearkens back to old-time mountain music while artfully exploring contemporary subject matter, securing her place in the modern folk genre. Audiences appreciate her heartfelt, playful, and engaging stage presence and the opportunity to sing along during performances.
Donna Lynn grew up the youngest of ten children in a musical family on the Virginia coast. She attended college in the Blue Ridge, where she fell in love with and acquired her first banjo. She was awarded a scholarship to an intensive beginning banjo class at the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina shortly before moving to California by train in 2001. Within months, she started writing songs and playing shows.
Photo by Jay Heninger