DON – Guitar and Vocals


Photo by Chantay Anderson

Birthdate: 12/4/56

Musical Bio: Been playing guitar since age 15. Self-taught. Played guitar, harmonica and sang vocals in the bands: Steel Aura (mid 1970’s-we broke up before ever really got started!) and Escape (late 70’s early 80’s Virginia). NewSong worship band (guitar and vocals) 2002-present—yes, I moonlight at my church!

Musical Influences: Albert King, Kim Simmonds, Muddy Waters, Joe Pass, Peter Frampton, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, Joe Walsh, Jimmy Page, Pete Townsend, The Kinks, Leon Russell, Duane Allman…the list goes on.

Top 5: Led Zeppelin II, Humble Pie Live at Fillmore, Allman Brothers Band Live at Fillmore, Savoy Brown-Street Corner Talkin’, Rolling Stones-Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out.

Yo’s : Politics, sports, non-fiction books, AMC and Showtime, Pacific NW-rain or shine.

No’s: Closed minded and negative people, rules I don’t agree with, dogs that bark incessantly, remembering to do stuff, being told I need to turn my amp volume down.