Don Swidinsky

Don Swidinsky

Acoustic Bluegrass Blues Celtic Country Folk

Contact

Name
Don Swidinsky
Address
Canada
Phone
1 204 269 0362
Websites
manitobamusic.com/donswidinsky

About

INFLUENCES: Gordon Lightfoot, Lenny Breau, Bob Dylan

- 67 original songs and instrumentals all registered with SOCAN

- Recorded 6 original albums, available through Indiepool (donswidinsky.com)

- All tunes available through digital distribution ( i-tunes, Spotify, Google Play, Tidal, Shazam, Amazon, and Napster, etc).

- 24 youtube videos

- Past TV performances on THE WESTERN HOUR, hosted by Len Fairchuk, and THE GOLDEN AGE JAMBOREE from the Lions Place, hosted by Larry Carriere

- Radio play and/or feature on CBC, campus radio, Golden West Radio (eg. MADE IN MANITOBA program)

- Dominantly acoustic guitar with a unique, original flat picking style, which Don calls Canadian Flat Picking- a good example being the instumental LAKE HURON PICKING off Don's THE GREAT LAKES album, where John Shritt ( from the group Elias, Shritt, and Bell accompanies with spoons in the background).

- Another great song is THE SUZANNE E. , from Don's album LAKE WINNIPEG LEGENDS, a true story about the last shipwreck on Lake Winnipeg ( inspired by THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD).

- Another popular song is the growling song, THE ATIKOKAN BEAR ( a bear that smelled BBQ chicken at a campsite near Atikokan, Ontario). See youtube and digital tunes.

- Also, IF I WAS A FISH, a smart fish that always got away.

- Don presently part of a duo with Lois Taylor, called KALEIDOSCOPE ( see manitobamusic.com for details and future events. 

Music

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"Gander Jig"

Video

Hang-over Blues by Don Swidinsky

Lost Sombrero by Don Swidinsky

Gimli Reel by Don Swidinsky

Winnipogo by Don Swidinsky

The Suzanne E. by Don Swidinsky

Lake Huron Picking by Don Swidinsky

Gander Jig by Don Swidinsky

Jazz and Things by Don Swidinsky

Seal Cove Breakdown by Don Swidinsky

Whiskey and Bannock by Don Swidinsky

Discography

Alberta Rivers

Alberta Rivers Don Swidinsky

Released: January 4, 2011

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Lake Winnipeg Legends

Lake Winnipeg Legends Don Swidinsky

Released: April 13, 2004

Producer: Don Swidinsky

Label: Independent

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The Great Lakes

The Great Lakes Don Swidinsky

Released: April 15, 2000

Producer: Don Swidinsky

Label: Independent

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My Newfoundland Journey

My Newfoundland Journey Don Swidinsky

Released: April 15, 1996

Producer: Don Swidinsky

Label: Independent

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Morning Coffee

Morning Coffee Don Swidinsky

Released: January 1, 1992

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Guitar Sounds from Canada:10 Original Tunes!

Guitar Sounds from Canada:10 Original Tunes! Don Swidinsky

Released: January 1, 1990

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