Donna Larsen began playing her original music on an acoustic guitar in coffee houses and clubs in San Diego, CA while still a teenager. Influenced by strength and passion of the greats, she was inspired to form her own unique vocal style. Donna has cherished her experiences of performing in North America from Alaska to Oaxaca, Mexico, and in Europe from Prague to Budapest and Vienna. The richness of these varied cultures has contributed to her music becoming more insightful and spiritually centered. Donna is a Billboard Award Winning songwriter, and thrives on writing and performing music that is thought provoking, positive, and spiritually alive, and lives in gratitude for the gift of music.
Donna took a sabbatical from live performance after 2000, when the “Expectant World” CD by Satvah~Divah was released, but never stopped writing music!
Currently Donna is sharing her PopCoustic music in San Diego County, and has recently formed The Donna Larsen Band.
Donna is also frequently in Noisy Cricket Recording Studio producing the CD for “In My Own Backyard”, a beautifully illustrated Children’s Picture Songbook. All lyrics and music were written by Donna, which offer up heartwarming and imaginative songs about all that is real and imagined in a child’s backyard. Characters come to life through her music, written to take you right along with any child into their hearts and minds.