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.
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.
Lisa discovered her voice singing at her grandmother’s Baptist church in East St. Louis, but she got her soul from the heartbreak of losing herself in a man. Summoning the legends that inspired her like Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, and Janis Joplin, Lisa began writing songs that lead to a complete exorcism of the relationship demons that had plagued her life
Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit is an American Rock n’ Roll band from Austin, TX. Influenced by blues, soul, roots, rock and reggae- the music grounds itself in groove, tenacity and feel. Sam’s voice and guitar playing are the signatures of the sound. His booming baritone and soulful growl give the music a robust edge; while his heavy, swinging guitar has been described as “a marriage between Peter Green, early Clapton, and early Hendrix.”
Ina Forsman is an award-winning Finnish singer and songwriter based in Helsinki. With a powerful, expressive contralto, she writes and performs songs that intersect blues, jazz, gospel, and R&B. Her phrasing crisscrosses terrain that encompasses the influences of Rickie Lee Jones, Nina Simone, and Billie Holiday
Singer-songwriter Robert Connely Farr (2019 Maple Blues Awards nominee for Songwriter & New Artist of the Year) grew up in the small southern town of Bolton, Mississippi, home of Charley Patton & The Mississippi Sheiks. He currently resides in Vancouver, BC. When he’s in Mississippi, he can be found at the Blue Front Cafe in Bentonia with his friend & mentor Jimmy “Duck” Holmes.
Jacob Vanko was born and raised in the Anthracite Coal Region of the Northeast. The early seeds of traditional blues, folk, country and bluegrass have collided with the bold sounds of grunge and rock influences forging a poetic, americana songwriter with a furious live stage presence.
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.
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.
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.