You can call Don Amero one of the hardest working independent musicians in showbiz today. Since leaving his job as a hardwood flooring installer six years ago to pursue music fulltime, the Winnipeg singer/songwriter has toured coast-to-coast, headlined concerts, presented at festivals, performed with the symphony, played national television, and showcased at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City.
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 six national and international awards – Male Entertainer of the Year (2012 Aboriginal People Choice Music Awards), Best Country Song (2012 Indian Summer Music Awards), Aboriginal Recording of the Year (2011 Western Canadian Music Awards), 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) – and 20 more nominations.
Don’s fourth album, the self-produced Heart On My Sleeve, is nominated for the 2013 JUNO Awards. His most personal album to date, which tells a story from beginning to end, was released in October 2012 at an “intimate and international” house concert streamed live on APTN.ca.
On radio, Don has seen four songs climb to #1 on the National Aboriginal Countdown. Two tracks – 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.
Amero Little Christmas
Jordan St Cyr
West End Cultural Centre
586 Ellice Avenue
$15/advance - $20/door