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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Mathew is a songwriter and musician from the American Midwest known for his artful guitar work and discerning lyrics. He writes about people and cultures, cutting through to reveal the hard truths at the core. His voice is unique, the music creative, featuring progressive harmonies and unexpected rhythms, all rendered with world class production
Carrie Marshall, an accomplished vocalist, songwriter, and former classically trained pianist, has established herself as a versatile and captivating presence in the music world. Her artistic journey weaves through a tapestry of genres, including pop, singer/songwriter, jazz, blues, gospel, and country, with engaging stage presence and a connection with the audience which makes each performance intimate and memorable.
Jazz-pop singer/songwriter Halie Loren, hailing from Alaska and Oregon, is driven by a passion for authentic story-telling through music. Her award-winning original songs and ten albums to-date have topped international charts, and her multi-lingual performances have delighted audiences and garnered dedicated fans around the world for over a decade.
Amleto Barboni is a distinguished Brazilian musician, producer, composer and arranger. As a producer, he collaborated with many prominent Brazilian and international artists, hosting renowned musicians in his studio, including Charlie Musselwhite, Lurrie Bell, Howard Levy, Gary Smith, Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, Rj Mischo, Steve Guyger, among many others.
Bluesdad is a singer-songwriter immersed in Americana music—blues, folk, gospel, and country. He’s studied the finger-pickin’ styles of Blind Lemon Jefferson, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and Big Bill Broonzy. He also includes Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, and John Lee Hooker among his influences. In a perfect world, he wishes he could be seen as a gospel blues version of Mose Allison.
Herr Schoen is difficult to put into a musical box. From bluesy tracks to alternative rock to reduced songwriter songs: he simply does what’s floating around in his head. He is currently working on two more albums that will be very contrasting. In 2024 there will be both a fiery rock album and a collection of acoustic songs stripped to the bone.
I’m a blue-collar artist with more than a thousand gigs under my belt. Music was my birthright, but my journey has not been defined by the endless hours in a practice room or a billion jam sessions and jazz gigs
Michael’s father was a jazz aficionado and saturated Michael with the genius of artists such as Lester Young, Count Basie, Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Sonny Stitt and, Michael’s mentors – Ira Sullivan and Joe Diorio. Michael attended the University of Miami, majoring in Jazz Guitar. But then he heard the Blues! He found that in Blues music he could completely and freely express himself.
Mathilde Widding is an 18 years old singer songwriter from the city Tromsø, in the north of Norway.
Her music is strongly influenced and inspired by 60’s soul music as well as contemporary music in genres such as soul, R&B and jazz.
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. “