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BREADALBANE – Don Amero is racking up the miles. After the Winnipeg musician headed west to Regina, Sask., for the Juno Awards, to celebrate his first Juno nomination, he’s heading east for a short tour of Nova Scotia and P.E.I.
Amero will be appearing on Saturday, May 4, at the Funk the Dunk event in Breadalbane. Funk the Dunk is an annual festival of friends, music, and food that is hosted by the legendary Hal Mills at his home on the Dunk River in Breadalbane.
Amero’s current release, “Heart on My Sleeve,” was nominated for Aboriginal Album of the Year at the 2013 Juno Awards.
“Being nominated for a Juno Award is the culmination of hard work and the support of many people, and it’s a very rewarding feeling,” says Amero. “I’m really proud of ‘Heart On My Sleeve,’ and happy that the album has been well received so far – not only by fans, but also by the music industry.”
Amero is heading east this week to Atlantic Canada – one of his favourite places to tour.
“I love playing out east, it’s always felt like home to me. My dad was born and raised in Weymouth, Nova Scotia, so I must have some East Coast roots somewhere deep within myself.”
Speaking of East Coast, Amero just released a music video for the song “Young Forever” – a song he wrote last year on the East Coast. You can watch it at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ol6g5iWg9no
Amero’s “Short But Sweet” Eastern Spring Tour includes: a stop on May 2 in Halifax at The Music Room, then on to Wolfville, N.S., on May 3 at the Al Whittle Theatre, before heading to P.E.I. for the May 4 event.
Amero has been described as “one of the hardest working independent musicians in showbiz today.” Since leaving his hardwood flooring installer job six years ago to pursue music fulltime, his star has been on the rise. The singer/songwriter has toured coast-to-coast, headlined concerts, presented at festivals, performed with the symphony, played national television, and showcased in New York and Las Vegas.
Amero’s musical style has been likened to “John-Mayer-meets-Keith-Urban.” He has a way of captivating audiences with powerful vocals, percussion-style guitar play, and engaging storytelling.