Don’s Tunes is about the music. My mission is to promote lesser known blues & jazz artists and bring you the best selection of tunes that move and inspire.
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Mick “Michissippi Mick” Kolassa is a lifelong musician and hardcore blues fan who also happens to be on the Board of Directors of the Blues Foundation and an active participant in the Memphis Blues scene. Born in Michigan, Mick has lived in Mississippi for over 20 years.read more
Epi K. Paradox creates his own brand of contemporary Blues music, while remaining faithful to Rhythm and Blues tradition. His music influences reminisce the roaring guitar riffs of Buddy Guy, Mike Bloomfield, Jimmy Page and Roy Buchanan, while his songwriting skills reflect on the revival sound of the Blues era.read more
“I began shooting the first music videos with my webcam. Initially, only to overcome my stage-fright. Even in my wildest dreams I would have never imagined what happened then!” Soon after uploading her first clips she was being featured by YouTube on their starting page. To her great surprise, Google suddenly invited her to perform at “Zeitgeist” festival in London. And quickly, the list of references became longer and longer.read more
Aretha Franklin possessed one of the most distinctive and influential voices in the history of popular music.
In a 50-year recording career she racked up 20 Top 10 albums, a dozen million-selling singles and earned no fewer than 18 Grammy awards.
Otis Rush created a sophisticated, modern blues sound that has been imitated, but never duplicated. His lack of commercial appeal in no way deflects from the contributions of this very talented individual.read more
Freddie was a forceful presence and formidable figure in two of the most prominent blues scenes. In the state he was born in (and to which he eventually returned), he was known as the “Texas Cannonball.” Revered by his fans and respected by his peers, King was best-known for his searing, assertive solos and dynamic showmanship.read more