Guest Donna De Lory Hosted by Tom Ardavany and Suzanne Toro
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DONNA DE LORY
Donna De Lory is a singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist whose radiant voice and expansive musical vision encompass pop, world music, electronica and devotional mantras. In the pop realm, she’s perhaps best known for her work with Madonna as a backup singer and dancer, seen in the documentary film Truth or Dare and on Madonna’s Who’s That Girl, Blonde Ambition, Girlie Show, Drowned World, Reinvention and Confession tours. But De Lory’s own music has topped the Billboard Dance Chart several times, and her voice has been heard on landmark albums by artists such as Bette Midler, Leonard Cohen, Belinda Carlisle, Carly Simon and Selena. She has also sung on soundtracks for feature films like A League of Their Own, Smallfoot and The Switch.
At the same time, De Lory is one of the world’s foremost singers of devotional mantras and songs of spiritual inspiration. Throughout the 2000s, she released a string of evocative, eclectic, beautifully-produced albums that have captured the hearts of listeners in mindfulness, wellness meditation and yoga communities and beyond. Her music is heard by over 100,000 Spotify listeners a month and has garnered more than 10 million streams across several digital platforms.
Born to a life of music, DeLory is the daughter of the late, Grammy-winning pianist and “Wichita Lineman” producer, Al De Lory—a valued member of Phil Spector’s legendary Wrecking Crew session ensemble. Her grandfather played in the studio orchestra at Warner Bros. for films including Casablanca and Gone With The Wind. The singer has paid homage to her late father and mother on albums such as The Unchanging and Here in Heaven, drawing inspiration from her dad’s Latin jazz roots and a dazzling palette of global grooves and electronic atmospheres. (Learn about Donna here)