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 10 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.
Mike Goudreau picked up his first guitar at age 14 and hasn’t stopped playing since. His early influences included the Beatles, Chuck Berry, Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, and later, Albert King, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Powder Blues and Downchild – to name a few. Such diverse interests help to explain why Mike is comfortable in so many musical genres, especially jazz and blues.
Give Layla Zoe a stage and she’ll show you magic. In a world of choreography and autotune, this is one performer who does it the old-fashioned way, digging deep, summoning a smoke-and-whisky vocal, leaving it all on the stage and sending breathless fans out into the night to spread the word.
Marina Eco is a Jazz singer born in Murcia, Spain. She started learning music at home thanks to her father who was Marcial Picó a classic flutist and jazz musician. Marina studied piano at a conservatory, and later would continue playing the piano on her own. Later she would start her own project titled “Little Evil Me”.
Rumblin’ Trouble is a blues duo formed by Ana Todorovic (vocal) and Marko Mosic (guitar). Though we’ve played together since 2013, the first big moment for Rumblin’ Trouble was the interview with Jesse Finkelstein and Audrey Michelle of Blues Radio International on May 1, 2020, where we got a chance to present our original songs to a wider audience.
Richard Koechli (1962) is an independent roots music artist from Switzerland; a guitarist, singer and songwriter who has been moving in the melting pot of Blues, Country, Folk and Rock for 30 years. Koechli has released 9 albums under his own name, he won the Swiss Blues Award 2013 and the Swiss Film Award 2014 (Soundtrack).
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.
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. “