Don AmeroHeart On My Sleeve
Category:Aboriginal Album of the Year
You can call Winnipeg’s Don Amero one of the hardest working independent musicians in showbiz today. Since leaving his job as a hardwood flooring installer five years ago, the singer-songwriter has toured coast-to-coast, headlined concerts, presented at festivals, performed with the symphony, and played national television. Don’s musical style has been likened to John-Mayer-meets-Keith-Urban. His three albums (Change Your Life, Deepening, The Long Way Home) have generated six awards – Male Entertainer of the Year (2012 APCMAs), Best Country Song (2012 Indian Summer Music Awards), Aboriginal Recording of the Year (2011 Western Canadian Music Awards), Best Folk Recording (2011 Native American Music Awards), Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year (2009 Canadian Folk Music Awards), and Male Artist of the Year (2009 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards). Heart On My Sleeve is Don’s fourth album, and a self-produced labour of love. It was released October 24, 2012, at an “intimate and international” house concert streamed live online at APTN.ca. Don Amero has a way of captivating audiences of all ages with his powerful vocals, percussion-style guitar play, and engaging storytelling. His story inspires, and his message is one of encouragement, positivity and beauty. He continues to impress wherever he goes.