Original Music

Americana, country, folk and Native spirit-inspired originals and covers

American Joule offers entertainment, connection and meaning and consists of Donna Gentile on vocals and guitar, and occasionally special guests. People are moved by Gentile’s rich, vintage vocals, storytelling lyrics and authenticity. Prepare to feel something, laugh and connect!

Booking now in Tucson, AZ and beyond.

Music is Medicine

Music is Medicine is an uplifting and profound album you’ll want to own and gift to others. Tracks feature Donna Gentile on vocals, acoustic guitar and Native hand drum, and Tom White on acoustic guitar, resonator guitar, bass, viola, violin and percussion.

Listen to Music is Medicine. May it comfort, inspire, heal and uplift YOU!

Watch a recent live performance of I Do (an original tune) in Tucson, AZ.

The stories behind the songs on the Music is Medicine album.

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Thank the Musician

Thanks for listening! Your tip is greatly appreciated. Any amount helps. You can pay using credit card or pay “donnamgentile” onCash App, Paypal or Venmo. Contact me to pay with silver, gold, check or other method. Thank you!

I’m traveling on the road and living in a minivan with my cat, opening myself up to what the Universe has to offer after many years of pulling myself and my daughter out of the damage caused by an abuser. We’re finally free! I didn’t let it take me down. Instead, it made me stronger. Beautiful songs came through during those trying years, medicine songs, songs that inspire, uplift and help people take back their power.

I hope you’ll listen to my debut album and follow me on Instagram.

If you know of anyone, I’m looking for sponsors and hosts to bring Community Mandalas to towns across America. Please check it out!


Raising Awareness

Donna has performed for many great causes including raising awareness for abuse against people, horses and dogs, hope and healing for veterans and communities, for families who lost loved ones to cancer and more. As a thriver after domestic violence, she sends love and empowerment into the world through stories and songs of triumph to raise the vibration.

Please watch, like & share to spread love, awareness and healing. Thank you! 🙂

Contact to book meaningful and uplifting music for your event or group.

Radio Interview

Listen to Episode 93: Donna Gentile: Music is Medicine interview on Nutmeg Chatter by Joseph Timothy Quirk and hear stories behind the music and song snippets from Gentile’s “Music is Medicine” debut album.


“One of Connecticut’s all time treasures. A rare talent with a powerful, rich and unique vintage country voice. You won’t want to leave.”

— James Copeland, Writer of Cold Steel, published by The Marshall Tucker Band

“A diamond in the rough!”

— Nicole Cassarino Conlon, DFX Entertainment

“Donna Gentile is just as her unique name intimates… Gentle, yet in touch with what is Relevant and happening Today. Through her own personal trials, and view of the world around her, she spins a web of grace musically that is unmistakably ‘Her.’ More than a musician, Donna provides a Window to the World of struggle… and ultimately Triumph. Whether as a motivational speaker or a musical treat, she offers the youth and adults of today her perspective on how to appreciate the Moment—with high expectation and Passion—as ‘Life is not a rehearsal’.”

— Robert Gottfried, ROB THE DRUMMER

“I was listening to your songs and every one of them pulled me away—out of where I sit—falling into the song—just like magic… I love your songwriting. It reveals a truth about life, as all good poetry does.”