Don’s Tunes is about the music. It’s about the sound. It’s about the real thing.
I’ve been collaborating with blues & jazz artists & labels for more than 15 years, helping them reach new audiences through my YouTube Channel, my curated Spotify playlists and the amazing community on my social media pages. My passion is to discover lesser known, but extremely talented musicians and to promote songs with an audiophile sound and authentic emotion.
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I’m a blue-collar artist with more than a thousand gigs under my belt. Music was my birthright, but my journey has not been defined by the endless hours in a practice room or a billion jam sessions and jazz gigs
Michael’s father was a jazz aficionado and saturated Michael with the genius of artists such as Lester Young, Count Basie, Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Sonny Stitt and, Michael’s mentors – Ira Sullivan and Joe Diorio. Michael attended the University of Miami, majoring in Jazz Guitar. But then he heard the Blues! He found that in Blues music he could completely and freely express himself.
Mathilde Widding is an 18 years old singer songwriter from the city Tromsø, in the north of Norway.
Her music is strongly influenced and inspired by 60’s soul music as well as contemporary music in genres such as soul, R&B and jazz.
With his laid-back approach to living, Phil writes songs that journey through his life and the lives of those around him. Phil’s songs combine folk and blues, using acoustic guitars and various lap steels. Each song has a story telling aspect to the lyrics that hit on the struggles of love, loss and family.
Stone Water do not renounce their roots, they build upon it. They draw from the same well of American roots music that inspired the Rolling Stones, Black Crowes and Tom Petty, finding hidden depths within it, shaping tradition according to their own view to make it sound fresh. They serve up loads of soul infused rock with southern accents and a filthy London breeze.
Big Mike and the Booty Papas breathe new life into the genre. The two-time Grammy nominated group is comprised of Michael “Big Mike” Ventimiglia (guitar, vocals), Hal Register (guitar, vocals), Glen “Cuzz” Hutchison (bass guitar, vocals), Jerome “J.T.” Thomas (drums) and Tony Cooper (keyboards). Collectively they’ve been honing their craft for about a hundred years and as they say “the proof is in the puddin’”.
Ciarán Hodgins is an up and coming Blues and Rock n’ Roll artist from the Northwest of Ireland. Shaped and inspired by his musical surroundings, Ciarán was raised on a range of genres spanning from Rock n Roll, Blues, Folk, Country, Reggae and Latin. His primary love however has always been Rhythm and Blues and equally Rock n’ Roll.
If you’re tired of wimpy mainstream vocals of pimply vocalists who haven’t lived yet — this is the cure. Wolfe sings with authority, experience & realism. He pours it dramatically but never artificially. – Americana Highways. His latest album – The Harvest is a blend of well-crafted, articulate, melodic, and outright weird songs delivered in Wolfe’s inimitable gruff but infectious style.
Jacob “Brother Jacob” Schulz is a young Blues Singer from Chicago, Illinois. “Blues From Below” is Jacob’s debut recording. Jacob has assembled some of Chicago’s finest blues musicians for this recording: Toronzo Cannon (guitar), Matthew Skoller (harmonica), Dave Forte (bass), Neal O’Hara (keyboards), Chris Alexander (drums), Deitra Farr and Katherine Davis (vocals).
“My grandmother didn’t buy hardly anything but church songs, but I got hold of some records with my little nickels, and borrowed some, listened to them very, very carefully. Texas Alexander and Barbecue Bob and Blind Lemon Jefferson and Blind Blake — they was my thing...
“If I want a sound, I usually feel better if I’ve chased it and killed it, skinned it and cooked it. Most things you can get with a button nowadays. So if I was trying for a certain drum sound, my engineer would say: “Oh, for Christ’s sake, why are we wasting our...
What was it about Waters, and that generation of bluesmen, that fascinated him so much? Keith shakes his head."I don't know. It just struck the chord in here somewhere. You heard it and all the breath left your body and you were...anything to be able to approach that....