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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Tarantulas blues band formed in 2015 in Orlando, Florida, inspired by the original raw blues styles of early blues artists Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, as well as later artists RL Burnside, Junior Kimbrough and T Model Ford.
Marc Blackwell is a singer-songwriter-producer in Arizona, USA. He writes and produces in many genres and styles, but bluesy-gritty-Americana-rock is a favorite. Every album or EP ends up with several in this genre, all co-written with Dean Brantley Taylor.
Chad’s debut EP, The Iceman Strummeth, has been written about in Rolling Stone, and tells pun-driven tales of heartache and the complexity of human relationships. The Iceman Strummeth was produced by the inimitable Skyway Man and features vocals by Anna Nalick (“Breathe (2 AM)”).
Scott Nolan is an acclaimed Folk/Roots songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and poet from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Treaty One territory. He has released 8 albums since 2005. He is known for his evocative, intimate performances and engaging, often humorous, between song patter.
Albana Bilalli is an Albanian soul, R&B, funk & jazz singer / songwriter and music composer. Lately, she has embarked on the recording process for her highly anticipated new album, “Dancing Moon.” This album promises to be a captivating musical journey, filled with enchanting melodies and heartfelt lyrics.
Alex Henley is a dynamic blues/soul musician known for electrifying performances and soulful sound. Alex delivers a high-energy blend of classic blues and modern soul, creating a sound that is both nostalgic and contemporary. With a repertoire that ranges from sultry ballads to funky grooves, he always delivers a soulful and authentic experience for audiences of all ages.
Leon Laudenbach is a singer songwriter from St. Cloud Minnesota who has been performing his original compositions for the past 30 years, on stages throughout the upper Midwest. He spent his youth growing up on a farm bordering the Mississippi River. Being immersed in music and the river as a backdrop led to serious daydreaming, that proved to be the resource for the hundreds of songs he wrote.
Anyone who knows Tanya Winch knows these things about her: she’s a native Wisconsinite, her hugs are monumental, and music is in her soul. Tanya has called Austin home for 15 years now. She still writes songs and plays guitar every day. She still teaches private voice, guitar, piano, and songwriting to students of all ages. She still believes that playing music with others can lift your heart and bring you connection and joy.
My inspiration came from where music first took root for me: Guy Clark, Townes, Steve Earle, and Rodney Crowell, the great Texans.” He also drew inspiration from his own life and all its ups and downs. Redbreast Wilson asks meaningful questions about life that take shape in his lyrics.
“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....