Don’s Tunes is about the music. It’s about the sound. It’s about the real thing.
My mission for more than 10 years is to collaborate with independent labels & musicians, to produce music videos & promote lesser known, but extremely talented blues & jazz artists bringing you a selection of tunes with an audiophile sound, grit and real emotion.
If you’re a music fan, you can enjoy my channel on YouTube and my curated playlists on Spotify and my interesting music trivia articles on Facebook and Instagram. If you want to support my work, you can do that on my Patreon page.
Los Villanos Blues Band are a blues band from Guadalajara lead by brothers Javier and Abraham Villaseñor on guitar. Both Javier and Abraham have been recognized for their contributions to the blues scene in Mexico by being inducted into to the Mexico, Blues Hall of Fame.
Trainman blues is the brainchild of Irish blues artist Richard Farrell and Danish bass player and producer “Krudtmejer” Laust Nielsen. Their sound takes inspiration from the raw and roots style blues before it developed into rock ‘ n ‘ roll. Fast forward 50 years, with modern production techniques, and now you have the Trainman Blues sound.
JD3, also/previously known as The Jondo Trio, are a southern rock/Detroit Soul powerhouse. Their live performances have earned them a cult following who have affectionately given them their unofficial moniker of “The Best Band You’ve Never Heard Of.”
Determined to blend nostalgia with modernity, Micah Edwards pairs crooning vocals with a soulful delivery to unite music lovers of all ages and backgrounds. Inspired by jazz, soul, & lofi pop, Micah’s contemporary sound draws from the legends of old.
Rick Tobey is a skilled, highly regarded multi-instrumentalist (and vocalist) who usually records performing all the parts and playing all the instruments (except where noted). He started playing drums in 6th grade, got his first drum kit (Slingerland Pink Champagne Sparkle) in 1963 and joined his first rock band in 7th grade.
Dubbed the Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond Organ, Lachy Doley is Australia’s most celebrated Blues Soul Rock Organ Player in the world today. A player who can pump, pamper and occasionally pound the most unbelievable sounds from a keyboard: sounds that are intense, ferocious and sometimes transcendent.
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.