Don’s Tunes is about the music. It’s about the sound. It’s about the real thing.
My mission for more than 10 years is to collaborate with independent labels & musicians, produce music videos & promote lesser known, but extremely talented blues & jazz artists bringing, you a selection of tunes with an audiophile sound, grit and real emotion.
If you’re a music fan, you can listen to my selection on YouTube, my curated playlists on Spotify and my interesting music trivia articles on Facebook and Instagram. If you want to support my work, you can do that on my Patreon page.
Quiet The Dog is a blues solo artist from the American south. Writing, playing, recording, and producing from the small town of Elkmont, Alabama, Quiet The Dog creates a guitar centric mix of several styles of blues inspired music, from the raw, riff-based guitar sounds of “Justified” to the acoustic melancholy of “Leaving Something Behind”.
Vinny Brando is made of ghosts.
Ghosts of the past, fleeting memories of broken love & eternal loneliness of our hearts.
Born in Milano, ‘88, a young Brando cut his teeth on spirit guides The Doors & the genius of The Beatles, refining his sound at the alters of Elliott Smith, PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Mark Lanegan & Marilyn Manson. The resulting moody storm-worn songs fluidly express his melancholy might.
Jonas Cowan is a Kentucky born singer songwriter guitarist. A Baptist minister son, Jonas was quickly schooled on stride piano, guitar and gospel music by his father. Discovering Robert Johnson in his teen years, he found his inspiration. Jonas found a place to put his newly discovered passion, playing a role in forming 61 South, now a Western Kentucky Blues institution.
After undertaking various projects of his own such as the band “Bayou Side”, a modern folk duo and the recently launched Bob Dylan Tribute Project together with singer Laura Willeit, Dorigatti has now decided to return to his musical roots where he feels most at home: the Blues.
Part of the UK’s vibrant, modernist Rhythm & Blues lineage, PM Warson established himself self-releasing 45s in the vein of the independent studios of the ’50s & ’60s. Cut direct to tape, just before the global pandemic, his debut album is out Spring 2021
Keegan McInroe is a Fort Worth, Texas based writer, musician. and international touring artist.
McInroe’s music weaves threads from country, blues, and folk with his unique voice and perspective, creating an original tapestry of American roots music, earthy and lyric driven.
Philly-based musician Jared Feinman’s blues-tinged jazz and misty-eyed pop have won fans in both intimate rooms and festival crowds satisfying close listeners and vibe seekers alike. “I like being able to create something out of nothing––out of thin air,” Jared says. “As a songwriter, I only have a small amount of time to get the story across, but one can do so much, just with a few words.”
Soul Zimon & His Kozmic Combinations with the roots in blues, folk, rock and soul is a band from the northern and forested parts of Sweden consisting of, Soul Zimon (voice/rhythm guitar) and his brother – Adam Heij Isaksson who make the very foundation of SZ&HKC and not to forget musician Jörgen Nyberg. Growing up influenced by the surrounding atmospheres and root music, you almost feel your stepping into that painted, regardless of color scales, world guided by the powerful and soulful voice of Soul Zimon.
A walking dichotomy of genres and styles, West has found himself accepted by music fans from all walks of life with the tongue in cheek slogan of Not Country Enough. Not Blues Enough. Not Folk Enough. Too Heavy, capturing the essence of his music and live shows. His grounded storytelling and existential lyricism combined with the driving rhythms of his guitar have helped Mike build a reputation as an honest and raw musician who can captivate crowds wherever he plays.
The blues always sounded more like “the real thing” than anything else. It’s not like I automatically said, “This is cooler than this,” or “This has more emotion.” When I heard it, it slayed me! There was just not a question.
Rory Gallagher was the People’s Guitarist. Unassuming, but tenacious, the Irish blues man devoted his life to touring and playing his beloved Fender Strat to adoring audiences. He never stopped working, and could always command a crowd, but resolutely eschewed the trappings of superstardom.
The significant difference between B.B. King and his disciples is that he had long ago mastered the concept that less can be more when it comes to the number of notes in a solo. “If it’s done well with less, then use that,” he says. “