Don Swidinsky

Acoustic Bluegrass Country Folk

Don Swidinsky

About

COVER PHOTO: DON SWIDINSKY ON JAMES BAY AT MOOSONEE,ONTARIO

Born in Canada of Ukrainian immigrants from Borshchiv, Ukraine (Joseph and Helena Swidinsky)

INFLUENCES: Gordon Lightfoot and Bob Dylan ,Lenny Breau

- 67 original songs and instrumentals all registered with SOCAN

- Recorded 6 original albums

- All tunes available through internet digital distribution ( i-tunes, Spotify, Google Play, Tidal, Shazam, Amazon,  Napster, etc.) Indiepool puts all tunes online. (Just do Google search- don swidinsky + name of tune or album).

- 24 youtube videos (go to youtube.ca and enter don swidinsky in search box).

- 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 performs mostly solo at farmers markets, coffee houses,seniors homes, special occasions, etc.

Contact

Name
Don Swidinsky
Address
Canada
Phone
1 204 269 0362
Websites
 spotify.com  apple.com  amazon.com

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"Gander Jig"

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Hang-over Blues by Don Swidinsky

Lost Sombrero by Don Swidinsky

Gimli Reel by Don Swidinsky

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