"Yes, ’Doll’ is my real name"
her mother’s name is barbie too. no kidding. and wait...yes she has an uncle ken. seriously.
yvonne is the lead singer, songwriter, guitarist for the locals. she’s been playing piano all of her life, picked up guitar in college.
In 1996, after perfoming solo for a number of years, doll released her solo cd Bliss. She also met bass player, Christy Nunes, that year at Uncommon Ground coffee shop and they co-founded The Locals.
Doll grew up in Cincinnati, OH but made her way to Chicago to attend the Art Institute of Chicago. She is an accomplished oil painter and cell phone photographer. You can check out some of yvonne’s paintings on her Facebook page.
Her photographs of people sleeping on the train has garnered international recognition. Sleepyurbanite.com landed Yvonne an appearance on the Today Show, Newstalk,Irish national radio, and Vox Pop(A French pop culture magazine
Yvonne was recently featured in Guitar World Magazine's "Ten Female Guitarists You Should Know", and was awarded a Dean Markely Schloarship.