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 and support that held him up enabling him to thrive beyond those struggles and find his passion in music.
When Don was 14 years old he walked into an audition and soon discovered that he had a gift for music. His intention when auditioning for the musical was to catch the eye of his Jr. High crush, but instead he landed the lead role in that years play as ‘Curly’ in ‘Oklahoma’.
Around that same time Don’s personal life was in turmoil as his family was breaking apart, but somehow he found solace in learning how to play music on his father’s old guitar.
The music he was learning to play resonated with his souls longing and inner pain. It became his therapy and over the years Don’s passion grew and his focus as an artist has been to create music that he hopes will be medicine for others. ~ Don Amero