In September 2007, when Don Amero walked off his day-job as a hardwood flooring installer to pursue music fulltime, you might say he found his calling. Since then, he has headlined concerts, presented at festivals, performed with the symphony, played national television, and toured coast-to-coast.
Considered one of the hardest working independent musicians in showbiz today, Donâ€™s first three albums (Change Your Life, Deepening, The Long Way Home) have generated five national and international awards â€“ 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) â€“ and 21 more nominations.
This fall, Don is releasing his fourth album, Heart On My Sleeve. Heâ€™ll be touring Canada leading up to a CD release event on October 24 that will be streamed live on APTN.ca. His fall tour includes a stop at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville on September 24. A portion of proceeds from the tour will go to Canadianfeedthechildren.ca, to help children right here in our own country.
A role model for todayâ€™s youth, Don is often asked to deliver workshops at schools, conferences and gatherings. His story inspires, and his message is one of encouragement, positivity and beauty. He entertains audiences of all ages, and continues to impress wherever he goes.
Grateful for his success so far and eager to see what the future brings, Donâ€™s decision to make music is proving to be a good one. And even though you could say itâ€™s been a long road for Don Amero, thatâ€™s okay. Because he knows for certain heâ€™s on the right one.
Don Ameroâ€™s Heart On My Sleeve Tour
Monday September 24th â€“ Wolfville NS
Al Whittle Theatre @ 7:30pm
$10 advance/ $15 door