Don Campbell - Bio

Don Campbell is a singer-songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist whose music is inspired by sources as diverse as the Celtic and Canadian Maritimes music of his family to Dan Fogelberg, Vince Gill, the Beatles and novelist, Stephen King. Writing in genres including adult contemporary, country, Celtic, Christmas, bluegrass, and rock, Don has released 12 CDs, most recently a two-disc, 23-song collection, "Kites To Fly: Celebrating The Music Of Dan Fogelberg".  Co-based in Portland, Maine and Nashville, TN, Don averages between 150-200 performances per year primarily with the New England-based Don Campbell Band and smaller ensembles, including the nationally touring Restless Campbells. Don will release a new original adult contemporary project in the coming months.

Performance Highlights:
Opening performance credits include Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith, Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels, Randy Travis, Keith Urban, Merle Haggard, George Jones, America, Three Dog Night, Shawn Colvin, Jonathan Edwards and many more
Fundraisers for the Jeff Gordon Foundation, Kyle Petty Chik-fi-let Charity Ride
Sports events: Nashville Predators Hockey, Nashville Marathon/1/2 Marathon stages; Beach to Beacon Road Race (Cape Elizabeth, ME)
National Conference Events for True Value Hardware, International Pizza Hut Franchisees, Visiting Nurses Association of America, Reliv
Fan Club Cruises on Carnival and Princess cruise ships
Country Throwdown Tour at Gillette Stadium
L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series and Northern Lights Festival

Achievements/Awards:
National winner of the $50,000 grand prize - Texaco/True Value Country Showdown at the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville TN
National Jim Beam Country Band Search at the Wildhorse Saloon, Nashville TN
Named Maine's Best Singer-Songwriter in the Maine Sunday Telegram's Annual Readers Poll - six consecutive years, 2004-2009
Named Male Artist of the Year, Just Plain Folks Music Awards

Discography:  See Music section of website for list and audio samples

Song Placements include:
"A Friend Right Here" - National Theme Song for Visiting Nurses Association of America (Boston, MA)
Placements in documentary films, including 2010's Eco School House documentary (Columbia, MO)

Independent roots: With an entrepreneurial approach both in and out of the studio, Don has enjoyed the freedom to explore various music styles, genres and techniques, has also thrived as an indie musician for over 11 years, with his own record label and publishing company, Playbutton Records and Donski Music Publishing.

Instruments: voice, guitar, piano, bass, electric guitar, banjo, mandolin

Marriage/Hobbies/Interests: Married to bass player/marketing manager Tonya Shevenell for 15 years; film-making; boating; spending time with family and friends.