Don Morrison

 
 

   Don Morrison is a songwriter, singer, guitarist, story teller and guitar maker. He has shared the stage with many of the biggest names in Australian music, like Midnight Oil, Hunters and Collectors, Billy Thorpe, Joe Camilleri, Australian Crawl, Men At Work and a hundred more in more than thirty years in music game.
    He has worked with Bo Diddly, Joe Cocker, Rodriguez and even Billy Ray Cyrus, He was brave enough to stand next to Shakin' Stephens in a urinal and nearly killed by Willie Nelson in Austin, Texas.

    He’s done gigs from Bridgetown to Byron Bay, from Perth to Penrith, from Sydney to San Antonio. He’s been made an Honorary Citizen of Texas  and released fifteen Albums and CDs of original songs under his own name and that of his many bands such as The Bodgies, The Ghetto Blasters, The Elmores, The Lonely Cosmonauts and now Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst.

Don is also a luthier who makes the world renown Donmo Resonator guitars, mandolins and ukuleles. There’s now more that 500 of these hand made instruments being played on every continent in the world.(Except, maybe, Antarctica!).
    He’s written all about it in a rollicking autobiography
“This Could Be Big"

   Don might not be as young and pretty as he once was but he’s not done yet. Dubbed the Larrikin Troubadour Laureate of Adelaide, he is playing, singing and writing songs better than ever. His songs tell our story with humour, irony and compassion. He makes his own guitars, writes his own songs and sings them himself.

It’s A Long Drive is a collection of Don’s songs of roads, streets and cars from the last ten years or so. Some are new, some are old, some re-recorded and some remixed. This album is a cohesive musical reflection on driving through one of the biggest countries on the planet and comes with a booklet sharing the stories behind the songs.

   In Raging Thirst, Don is joined by his two sons, Eddie on bass and Jake on lead guitar and Hammond organ. Andy Przygonski joins in on drums and together they perform original, roots based, Australian songs with a cohesion and harmony unique to family bands.

 

To hear more, go to the    CDBaby music player in the Store

“Don Morrison is a larger than life character who is smaller than he should be in terms of fame and success. He could have been Paul Kelly, or John Mellencamp, or Bruce Springsteen, and to some loyal followers he is in the same category as these well known troubadours. Circumstances have prevented Don from achieving similar levels of fame, but he is a local treasure none the less."

     Don does Grand Junction Road on Donmo Shed Session 2                                         Note To Hilary's Kids from Donmo Shed Session 3