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With the release of his 2018 album, EVOLUTION, Don Amero (MDM Recordings Inc./Universal Music Canada) stepped into the mainstream country music genre with brand new material that he considers his strongest yet”. An engaging storyteller, singer/songwriter and performer who has been touring, performing and speaking all across Canada for the last 10 years, the three-time JUNO nominee has earned the respect of the Canadian Music industry and has proven himself a much sought after performer who is able to genuinely connect with his audience with an easy and effortless charm.
Don’s five previous albums have generated ten national and international awards, as well as one JUNO nomination in 2013 and two in 2016. Now, with powerful vocals, a lovable stage presence, and a soulful sound that’s been likened to an Ed Sheeran/Keith Urban mix, Don brings his own brand of percussion-style guitar play and delightful approachability to every event.
A true musical talent without the rock-star attitude, Don is an artist first. His approach to his craft is rewarded every day, with accolades like “that voice is amazing,” “you’ve got a voice like silk,” and “I’m blown away by your ability.” Making beautiful music across seven albums, Don impresses wherever he goes with his messages of encouragement, positivity, and beauty — and his desire to get out and chat with fans, no matter the venue.
His focus as an artist has been to create music that he hopes will be medicine for others. In this vein, he presents a workshop called ‘Music Is Medicine’ at conferences and events across the country. It is a profound and moving concept and presentation on how and why music moves us the way it does.
Raised in the notoriously tough north end of Winnipeg, Don faced his share of adversity growing up. Despite these challenges, a young Don walked into an audition and soon discovered that he had a gift for music. His intention when auditioning was to catch the eye of his Jr. High crush, but instead he landed the lead role of “Curly” in the musical ‘Oklahoma’. Overcoming the poverty, gangs, drugs, and violence that surrounded him, Don’s life was tempered by love and support that held him up enabling him to thrive beyond those struggles and pursue his passion for music. His tireless work ethic, talent, ambition, and determination have also made him an inspiration to Indigenous youth.