Don Amero captivates audiences of all ages with powerful and expressive 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.
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 four albums (Heart On My Sleeve, The Long Way Home, Deepening, Change Your Life) have generated nine national/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 (WCMA)
Best Folk/Acoustic Album – 2013 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards (APCMA)
Best Country Single – 2013 Indian Summer Music Awards (ISMA)
Male Entertainer of the Year – 2012 APCMA
Best Country Single – 2012 ISMA
Aboriginal Recording of the Year – 2011 WCMA
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