Aboriginal Music Program

Don Amero

Aboriginal, Alt. Country, Country, Pop, Roots, Singer/songwriter

You can call Don Amero one of the hardest working independent musicians in showbiz today.

Since leaving his job as a hardwood flooring installer seven years ago to pursue music fulltime, the Winnipeg singer/songwriter has toured coast-to-coast, appeared on national television, presented at festivals, performed with the symphony, showcased in New York City, been nominated for Canada's most prestigious music awards, and played W. Brett Wilson’s The Garden Party.

Don’s musical style has been likened to John-Mayer-meets-Keith-Urban. His first three albums (Change Your Life, Deepening, The Long Way Home) have generated nine national and international awards, and more than two dozen nominations including the 2013 JUNO Awards.

So far his trophy shelf proudly displays: Aboriginal Recording of the Year (2013 Western Canadian Music Awards), Best Folk/Acoustic Album (2013 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards), Male Entertainer of the Year (2012 APCMAs), Best Country Song (2012 Indian Summer Music Awards), Aboriginal Recording of the Year (2011 WCMAs), Best Folk Recording (2011 Native American Music Awards), Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year (2009 Canadian Folk Music Awards), Male Artist of the Year (2009 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards).

On radio, Don has seen five songs climb to #1 on the National Aboriginal Countdown. Three tracks – Gonna Be A Good Day, Turn These Grey Skies Blue, and original holiday song All I Need This Christmas – earned notable “most active download” designations on DMDS.com, and were spun on commercial stations across Canada.

Don Amero captivates audiences of all ages with powerful resonating vocals, percussion-style guitar play, and engaging storytelling. He is often called upon as a keynote speaker, and to deliver workshops for youth. His story inspires, and his message is one of encouragement, positivity and beauty. He continues to impress wherever he goes.


"Gonna Be A Good Day" from Single



LOFT SESSIONS "I Don't Wanna Let You Go"

Life Gets Better - from 100 Huntley Street

One Dance With You

What Do You Wanna Do

Broken Hearts

Bill Venue Details
Winnipeg International Jazz Festival
Don Amero
Winnipeg Free Press News Cafe
237 McDermot Ave
Winnipeg, MB

Music of Aboriginal Manitoba
Ali Fontaine
Don Amero
Eagle & Hawk
Ray St. Germain
Sierra Noble
Errol Ranville
Club Regent Casino
1425 Regent Avenue West
Winnipeg, MB

Manitoba Music Live at The Cube
Don Amero
The Cube
133 Albert Street, Old Market Square
Winnipeg, MB

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