Don Barnes is the consummate musician. He is a gifted singer, songwriter, performer, guitarist, instrumentalist, and producer. However, his talent is not merely the result of inherent genius, but of years of persistence, determination, self-discipline, sweat, and good old-fashioned hard work. In essence, Don is a self-made man.
As a seasoned music veteran, Don is one of those exceptional artists who continue to improve over time. He still possesses the passion, skills, and confidence needed to excel in the ever-changing musical landscape. Always one to challenge himself, and driven to perfection, Don's soulful vocals, prolific songwriting, and red-hot guitar-playing have never been better.
Offstage, there is more to Don Barnes than meets the eye. He is as witty, intelligent, and personable as he is talented. Although his love for music is consistently apparent, it is his appreciation of the fans that leaves a lasting impression.
Don recorded a solo album in 1989 which stayed unreleased and will probably never see the light of day. "ride the storm" features Don Barnes (Guitars & Vocals), Mike Porcaro (Bass), Jeff Porcaro (Drums), Alan Pasqua (Keyboards), Dann Huff (Additional Guitar), Bill Cuomo (Additional Keyboards), Denny Carmassi (Drums) and Jesse Harms (Keyboards).