Don’s Tunes is about the music. My mission is to promote lesser known blues & jazz artists and bring you a selection of tunes with real grit and emotion.

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Featured Artists

PK Mayo

PK Mayo’s natural musical talent on guitar, especially slide guitar, has garnered worldwide praise from colleagues and critics. Vintage Guitar and Blues Matters UK have drawn comparisons to the work of Duane Allman, Lowell George, Roy Buchanan, Ry Cooder and Sonny Landreth. His rich vocals have been receiving as much attention as his guitar tone and melodic riffs.

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Eddie Martin

Born in London, Eddie was writing and performing songs in his early teens with Classic Rock and Singer songwriters like Bob Dylan as key influences until he first heard Freddie King and Robert Johnson. Realising its role as the foundation stone of Western popular music, he immersed himself in studying the Afro-American music heritage from then on.

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Mick Kolassa

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.

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The Legends

Aretha Franklin – The Queen of Soul

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.

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Otis Rush – The Unsung Legend

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.

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Freddie King- The Texas Cannonball

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.

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