Don Amero is a powerful stylist, Juno nominee, and engaging storyteller. His latest album, Refined, is giving genuine music fans a taste of the real deal, as he melts Canadian hearts from coast to coast. With silky vocals, a lovable stage presence, and a soulful sound that’s been likened to Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, and Jack Johnson, Don brings his own brand of percussion‐style guitar play and delightful approachability to every corporate function, gig, and festival he plays.
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A true musical talent without the rock-star attitude, Don is an artist first. His approach to his craft is rewarded every day, with accolades like “that voice is amazing,” “you’ve got a voice like silk,” and “I’m blown away by your ability.” Making beautiful music across five albums, Don impresses wherever he goes with his messages of encouragement, positivity, and beauty — and his desire to get out and chat with fans, no matter the venue.
Don’s first four albums generated nine national and international awards, as well as one Juno nomination in 2013 and two in 2016. His tireless work ethic, talent, ambition, and determination have also made him an inspiration to Aboriginal youth. 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, support, and faith in a higher power.Close full bio
Adult Contemporary Album of the Year Nominee – 2016 Juno Awards
Aboriginal Album of the Year Nominee – 2016 Juno Awards
Male Artist of the Year - 2015 Manitoba Country Music Awards
Aboriginal Recording of the Year – 2013 Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA)
Best Folk/Acoustic Album – 2013 Aboriginal People’s 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