Don Charbonneau launched his new album ‘Coming Home’ last week. Inspiration from near and far helped him to write the thirteen new songs. Don, a storyteller explains that “From Moosonee to Bamfield and Salmon Arm BC (and a few places along the Lake Superior coast) I found stories that needed to be told. I still remember the first time I walked into the Shuswap Pie Factory in Salmon Arm BC. The smell was delicious and the ladies making and serving the pies were all smiles…I thought I’d died and found myself in pie heaven! I fished the Magpie River for Northern Pike back in the early 90’s. The fishing was fantastic and only ten miles from home.”
His song, The Oldest Busker was featured during a performance at last year’s Wawa Music Festival. Don hopes that people will enjoy the track ‘Coming Home”, saying that his daughter Dawn sings the background vocals and the very talented Sheldon Jaaskelainen of ‘Wild Turkeys’ plays the fiddle.
His website (doncharbonneau.com) offers readers not only previews of his albums, but also his artwork and stories. It by far my favourite album. Enjoy!
Strange, I’ve never heard of Don Charbonneau!
Well you have now. He’s an awesome painter too. Sells wonderful arts and crafts in Wawa, and comes to the Soo around Christmas time and opens a shop in the Station Mall to sell the best gifts ever, and to play music too.
Well you do now. He’s an awesome painter too. He has a shop in Wawa, and around Christmas time opens a shop in the Station Mall and plays music there too. Sells the best gifts ever.