About Don Eidman -The Blue Collar Poet
I would say I am a songwriter-singer. My desire is not as a performer but more as a writer, however when you like to write and nobody does your tunes you got to do them yourself. My tunes" Ballads of Life and Dreams "some from my own observation and then some from my imagination. I have been told its AMERICANA and FOLK. I have just completed my 1st CD On my CD I have the pleasure of being produced and having Tom Eure provide all the string instrumentation and also a little keyboard along with the harmonica of Tex Santos and the back-up vocals of Marie Powell Started out many years ago playing guitar in Baltimore MD for several garages bands and played the youth centers and school functions. I had the opportunity to hang out and steal licks from some of the best Baltimore guitarist around. Went into the USAF got out played in a few bands in Charleston SC, playing some of the old clubs, doing the southern rock stuff. Then moved to WV where I was introduced to country and country rock music, played lead for several bands throughout WV, and then moved to NC where I live now. I got too involved with my other career. So music was put on hold for several years. Never got back into the band gig but have had the pleasure of about a 6yr off and on duo H.C Troubadours which was myself and a fantastic Harp player, singer, performer and also a comedian, Mark " Straw" Jeffers. Who just went to sleep one Easter and never woke up. I will always think and remember Straw. Straight From The Glass my CD, is a tribute to Straw. We always were going to make a CD together but never got to it. Now I mostly do open mics and on occasions play with Tex Santos. I have in a joking matter been title the "Matriarch "of open mics, but actually I am more of the "Martyr" of open mics. I will say that in all my travels I have never seen the level of songwriters I listen to in Charlotte area any where else. I only have one CD project. "Straight from The Glass" as far as music on the net, I have a few on Songramp and Folkalley and I was once featured on a New York radio station for a comedy tune I wrote. This show was a creation of Brett Eidman, a really creative comedy writer. Who has a CD "What's so F@ Funny" Catch his gig if he is ever in your area My typical set is just the tunes from my CD I don't do many covers, once in awhile. So I look for the gigs where originals are welcomed.