Don Swidinsky

Acoustic Bluegrass Country Folk

Don Swidinsky


INFLUENCES: Gordon Lightfoot, Lenny Breau, Bob Dylan

- 67 original songs and instrumentals all registered with SOCAN

- Recorded 6 original albums

- All tunes available through Indiepool online digital distribution ( i-tunes, Spotify, Google Play, Tidal, Shazam, Amazon,  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 performs mostly solo, and with Lois Taylor, a singer.


Don Swidinsky
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"Gander Jig"


Hang-over Blues by Don Swidinsky

Lost Sombrero by Don Swidinsky

Gimli Reel by Don Swidinsky

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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

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