With the release of his 2018 album, EVOLUTION, Don Amero stepped into the mainstream country music genre with brand new material that he considers his strongest yet. Don is an engaging storyteller, songwriter and performer who has been touring and speaking all across Canada for over 10 years. With 7 albums to his name he has already garnered numerous national and international awards, including a JUNO nomination in 2013 and two more in 2016.
Raised in the notoriously tough north end of Winnipeg, Don
faced his share of adversity growing up. Yet, despite the poverty, gangs, drugs
and violence that surrounded him, his life was tempered by love and support
that held him up enabling him to thrive beyond those struggles and find his
passion in music.
When Don was 14 years old he walked into an audition and
soon discovered that he had a gift for music. His intention when auditioning
for the musical was to catch the eye of his Jr. High crush, but instead he
landed the lead role in that years play as ‘Curly’ in ‘Oklahoma’.
Around that same time Don’s personal life was in turmoil as
his family was breaking apart, but somehow he found solace in learning how to
play music on his father’s old guitar.
The music he was learning to play resonated with his souls
longing and inner pain. It became his therapy and over the years Don’s passion
grew and his focus as an artist has been to create music that he hopes will be
medicine for others.
It wasn’t until he was 27 years old when he gave music his
best shot. He was working as a hardwood floor installer and his boss plainly
asked what he wanted to do with his life, without hesitation Don replied, “I
want to be a touring musician and do music full time”, his boss said,”What are
you waiting for!?”. That shook Don, but he realized that he’d been waiting for
someone else to give him a shot. With that, Don quit his job and began the
journey into a career in music.