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.
Rob Europe Is a Blues and Americana artist from Long Island, NY. He also acts as the singer/guitarist of the rock band “Foster Europe Band”. “My style is very much a rootsy one, I do soft solo acoustic stuff in one place and then you can see me elsewhere with a full band playing my electric entirely too loud,” Europe said. “Anything in between is also possible, but the one constant is that I will more than likely be playing fingerstyle.
The Gumbo Kings are a five-headed Soul Monster that combines the groove of New Orleans Funk with the grittiness of Delta Blues and the melodies of Memphis Soul. The five Gumbo Kings are young but seasoned heavy cats who already performed the world over, from the USA and Italy to the tiny Azores Islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
Magnum Opus is a blues singer-songwriter from the Netherlands known for his creative & deep guitar tone and dark, raw vocals. His latest independently produced track “The Blues in Me” – a heartfelt slow blues piece is available now for streaming & download.
Cassie Taylor is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and blues musician. She started her career in the early 2000s as a bassist for her father Otis Taylor, the critically acclaimed trance blues musician. Her formative years as a touring artist led her to share the stage and record with blues and rock legends including Joe Cocker, John Oates, Gary Moore, and Keb’ Mo’.
Peter works as musician, teacher and producer. For his debut solo album “Human Ways” from 2009, he recorded with his longtime friend the legendary Chicago blues singer Tail Dragger. Peter was also nominated for “Best Dutch Blues Guitarist” in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Chris Wragg and Greg Copeland released their debut Album “Deep in the Blood” on June 29th 2019. The Album is released on Honey Bee Blues Records and is be available on all major online distributes. The Album includes guests such as Greg Guy (Son of Buddy Guy) on Guitar, Shirley King (Daughter of B B King) on Vocals, Master Harmonica player Marcos Coll and Joel White on Hammond Organ.
Zorita is a band formed around the songs of Belgian/Spanish singer and songwriter Carlos Zorita Diaz. The core of the music is inspired by stories, poems and thoughts. Somewhat like the songs of Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, they take you somewhere.
Heighton began his creative life as an aspiring songwriter, in high school in Toronto. He kept at it into his early twenties, busking his way around Australia and Europe, playing a few small gigs, but before long he was devoting himself to writing books—poetry, at first, his lyrics morphing and learning to accompany themselves, to make their own music, as the words of a poem must do. Soon he was producing books of short stories, then novels, and then the rest. A long apprenticeship.
Guile Rush is an alter ego, insired by Sunday afternoon westerns, gunslingers, outlaws and dark country music.
Located on the west coast of Ireland, Guile writes the occasional song in a small room and records it before it is forgotten. A few of those songs get polished up and those are the ones you hear.
Don’s Tunes Official Playlist
Dark Americana / Country / Blues / Folk
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. “
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.