Donita Large Knows Too Much Of Anything Is Bad For You

The Alberta singer-songwriter doesn't skimp on the blues with her latest single.

Donita Large delivers a super-sized dose of the blues with her new single Too Much Of Anything — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

The song’s message is simple, but the feelings are complicated: It acknowledges that “too much of anything is bad for you.” The track captures the mixed emotions of overdoing something and dealing with the results. That’s why the Albertan artist sings the blues: To connect with those emotions and share them with others.

The idea for Too Much Of Anything came to life one evening when Donita and guitarist / bassist Anthony King during a break from rehearsal. Anthony, who loves the blues, started playing a bluesy 12-bar progression. This inspired Donita to begin writing the lyrics for Too Much Of Anything.

As the song’s producer, King sought the best musicians in Edmonton for a live-off-the-floor recording. This effort led to a lineup that included Rooster Davis on the keys, Jamie Cooper on drums, Harry Gregg on bass, and Anthony himself on lead guitar. The recording process was a celebratory experience, resulting in a track that captures the spirit of the blues.

Donita introduced her bluesy charm when she emerged on the music scene in the summer of 2021. She quickly became a sought-after artist, performing at local festivals and shows, including the Edmonton International Fringe Festival, RavenWood Music Festival, K-Days Indigenous Experience and a Songs of Reconciliation concert at Leduc’s MacLab Centre for Performing Arts. During her early days on the scene, Donita collaborated with King, leading to the formation of Donita Large & The Small Band, alongside bandmates Alan Tymofichuk and Barry Martin.

Check out Too Much Of Anything above, hear more from Donita Large below, and find her at her website and Facebook.