Gimme those blues when they come from BluesmanDon. Don delivers a High-energy, Bluesy Folk-based Rock sound that honors the music’s roots, but with a twist . His music is honest and heartfelt, sourcing from his blue-collar roots as a mechanic, lumberjack and paving equipment operator, way up North in Calgary, Canada. It’s the kinda blues music that you would hear on a Friday night down at your local pub: real, honest and relatable.
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Bluesman Don says:
I started my musical journey in 2004 after acquiring my first harmonica. I quickly fell in love with the instrument and began trying to emulate the riffs of Kim Wilson, Charlie Musselwhite and Ronnie Shellist. I put out an ad on Musolist where I met Calgary musicians Colin Braithwaite and Jonas Claesson. We would go on to form the Calgary Blueshounds, a six piece blues band which had a bit of local success and endured several member changes before disbanding in 2010. Colin and I would go on to head a few more projects including MMI and Soulshine before COVID hit in 2020.
After COVID decimated the local Calgary jam scene, I decided to step back from live performance and concentrate on a new solo recording project called BluesmanDon (a nickname given to me by Colin Braithwaite). The result is a collection of original music, a fusion of blues, folk and rock, completely written, performed and recorded by myself. Work Hard, Blues Hard!
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