Archived Messages

Jane Biekens
Monday, August 10, 2015 at 11:58:47 (PDT)

Just saw you at the Lunenburg Folk Festival – you were one of those hidden gems – had no clue what to expect and found you and Christine very entertaining

Thank you for a wonderful performance

kevin green
Friday, February 20, 2015 at 15:54:41 (PST)

Hi any chance Don will be playing in west newbury this year 2015 in the summer band concert series thanks

Lauren Best
Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 11:07:21 (PST)

What a delight it was to be at your Baton Rouge performance a few nights ago. I have been a Christine Lavin fan for decades, and am so grateful to have been introduced to your amazing songs and performance too. Your humor, tenderness and playfulness are beautiful gifts. I don’t know how I’ve gone through life without your song “I Know Exactly What Love Is” and am relieved I will always have it by my side from here forward. What was the name of that song you sang about aging and loss and staying vital and hopeful and open? I would love to add that song to my life’s playlist. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

John Merritt
Saturday, February 07, 2015 at 14:22:52 (PST)

Hi Don. It was a Joy seeing you and Christine last night at The Emelin in Mamaroneck, NY. My Heart is still smiling and my face is still hurting from laughing so much. Thanks for sharing your gift of music, humor, honesty, love and humility. May The Angels continue to guide and protect you One Day At A Time. Peace Be with You. John M.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 09:43:12 (PST)

Hi Don, My friend and I saw your concert last night at The Kate in Old Saybrook. You were AMAZING!! You sang this one song that had us both in tears. I went to iTunes to download it but didn’t know the name of it or what album it was on. Could you tell me what “serious” songs you sang last night so I can buy them on iTunes? I apologize for not remembering any of the words – I just know I was extremely moved by them. Thank you so much!!!

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 14:17:27 (PDT)

Hello, 25 years ago I heard you sing “I KNOW WHAT LOVE IS” at the late night coffeehouse at Sober in the Sun. I fell in love with the song and have been singing it all these years. My children, and grandchildren know the song and they sing it as well.

That is why I am writing you. My 10 yr old granddaughter will be preforming your song this Sunday Sept 28, 2014 at Janine’s Frostee in Ware, Ma. The show starts at 12pm, however Desiree won’t be sing this until sometime around 3pm.

I would like to extend an invitation for you to come hear Desiree sing. I am sure that she will make you proud.

I understand that you are probably very busy. We do hope that you can come out and hear the amazing job she does on your beautiful song.

Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 07:28:36 (PDT)

Just read the news that Christine Lavin will no longer be attending the Turtle Hill Folk Festival. I did not see your name/picture listed under list of performers as well. Can you please confirm whether you will still be there Don. Appreciate that!

Monday, August 18, 2014 at 20:11:47 (PDT)

Two days ago my daughter surprised my husband at her wedding reception by choosing “I Know What Love Is” as the song for the Daddy/Daughter dance. It is my husband’s favorite song of yours and we cry every time we hear it. That night there wasn’t a dry eye in the place!

Over the years it’s meaning has changed for us and for our daughter. When we first heard it, we were the parents struggling with our busy lives and she was the little girl. Now she is the young woman getting married and we are the older couple, still very much in love after 30 years of marriage. Thank you for sharing your talents. I just wanted you to know that you were part of a very special moment and memory!

Tony Chiarello
Friday, August 15, 2014 at 06:42:04 (PDT)

I just listened to your Christmas msg. on Christine Lavin’s compilation. What wonderful and deeply touching work.
Thanks! Wish there was a way to get to your work on Spotify instead of the other Don White.

Chris Ancliff
Thursday, August 07, 2014 at 07:17:24 (PDT)

Greetings from the UK. Loved your re-working of Sensitive Kind on the Eric Clapton JJ Cale Tribute album. A great version of one of my favourite Cale songs – thank you!

Susan Winter
Saturday, August 02, 2014 at 22:01:19 (PDT)

Just got the EC CD tribute to JJ Cale – loved Don White’s version of Sensitive One — beautiful — the guitar work on the whole CD is awesome but the vocals on this song by DW are really, really beautiful.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 13:20:25 (PDT)

I don’t think I had ever heard of you until the J J tribute album. I can say you more than held your own with the best. I’ll be looking for you playing around the Houston area.
Good job on a great album.

Linda Klein
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 09:33:23 (PDT)

I loved your song on the tribute album that just came out for JJ Cale – the Breeze!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 06:48:41 (PDT)

We had a great fun time,can’t wait to go back ,next time we will bring other family to see the show…was so nice to be able to laugh so much and enjoy the music too. Loved it. Jenny

Carey Carlson/ C2
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 at 07:43:02 (PDT)

It feels very familiar. Don and Matt Watroba together in Michigan. But this time in my new home, Elk Rapids, MI. Excited to bring these two old friends up north MI for a show May 3 at The Elk Rapids theater. It’s a beautiful time for a road trip up north for my OVER EASY friends. tickets available at Facebook me if you want to catch up or if you need more info.

Judy Cadorette
Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 17:03:00 (PDT)

What a great evening of genuine laughter and music along with fundraising for a very special cause – Thymoma Research at Mass. General Hospital. Thank you for the super entertainment!

Jill Sabin Carel
Saturday, March 08, 2014 at 18:35:55 (PST)

I am an Interfaith Minister who publishes a quarterly newsletter called “Self-Empowerment” distributed to approximately 300 people and posted on my website
I am requesting your permission to reprint your “Heartbeat of Heaven” lyrics & the Spoken Word Postscript in a future issue of my newsletter.
Thank you for your consideration & Blessings,
Rev Jill Sabin Carel

Ken Morrocco
Monday, February 24, 2014 at 07:54:20 (PST)

When the heck are you coming back to Michigan? Particularly the Detroit area?

Wednesday, January 01, 2014 at 17:03:17 (PST)

Was laughing so hard the tears ran down my cheeks tonight. Wonderful to be at the Southwest Ranches concert to see/hear you and Christine. I was the one whooping it up when you mentioned Lynn, MA. I’m from Revere! Thank you for your humor, talent and brilliance. Another Nott Shure kid done good.

Sunday, December 08, 2013 at 19:29:54 (PST)

Don ,
I just discovered you from your videos.
Allow me to add my voice to the chorus: You, my friend, are fantastic. Your songwriting is brave and true, and your storytelling adds some much-needed joy to my over-stressed life. Carry on , Don. All the best.

Hank Minckiewicz
Sunday, December 08, 2013 at 15:40:37 (PST)

My wife and I were first-timers at the Green Wood Coffee House in Ann Arbor Friday night. What a hoot! Best $17 bucks I think I’ve ever spend. We smiled, laughed and even wiped away a tear. Great job. Hard to belive you are from Massachusetts, you sounded just like an old Ann Arbor hippie. We will be back. Also, Green Wood is a great venue

JoAnn Halloran
Monday, November 18, 2013 at 14:43:43 (PST)

Wow, Wow, Wow! Saw the 11/17 show. Everything was great. The stories, the music, the guest musicians, the Farmer in the Dell. Everything. The icing on the cake was I Know What Love is with Vox One. Perfectly Beautiful.

Dean Marengi
Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 09:46:21 (PST)

I went with some friends last night to see Don’s show in Framingham.

I must admit, this being my first time seeing Don’s show, my first thought was in not having followed Don that he was “not” specifically a stand up comic was mildly disappointing.

However, as his show progressed, I soon realized Don’s diversity, talents, and ability to provide a well rounded and very entertaining evening, some sad but yet funny stories I think that many of us can relate to.

Thanks for a great evening Don & friends,

Dean Marengi
Salisbury, MA

Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 18:22:08 (PDT)

Don, I’m watching the first game Red Sox vs. Tigers. Who’s going to win? LOL

Christine Thiel
Friday, August 30, 2013 at 15:39:13 (PDT)

have been a huge fan here in michigan since pam rossi days. read the latest newsletter and am so curious to know why you can’t book a date close to ann arbor?!?

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 02:21:45 (PDT)

Just wanted to let you know that you have a small fan base here in Israel – a friend of ours, from New Hampshire, shared your music with us and we’ve become instant fans (including my kids). Glad to have found your website and more importantly, your store so I can have copies of your work that I don’t have to permanently borrow from my friend. ๐Ÿ™‚

Friday, August 02, 2013 at 07:07:46 (PDT)

Don, it has been 1,000 year, really 1,000 years since I saw you perform in central Connecticut. I’m sure we are so much wiser… Can’t wait to see you in Middletown.

Roy Gamse
Monday, July 22, 2013 at 17:03:14 (PDT)

Is it possible to buy a physical copy of “Live at the Ark – The Father’s Day Concert” by Christine Lavin and Don?

Pamela Druger
Monday, July 22, 2013 at 12:43:05 (PDT)

Don, I wanted you to know that Paul and I listened to your CD’s as we drove across the country to see our grandkids. It helped us enjoy the trip. Don’t forget to let us know when your song The World Tilts Away from the Sun is available–although I really loved Be Afraid almost as much. Pam and Paul

Karen Amick
Saturday, May 04, 2013 at 12:22:19 (PDT)

Hi Don – it was great to see you last night. It was exactly what my girlfriend and I needed – a night away from our husbands with entertainment by Don White. What would your wife think of that? Don, you really are such a unique gem. I am so glad you do what you do and share some of the most intimate moment of your life with others. It gives others, and myself, a different way of looking at things. Thank you for being creative and pursuing your natural gifts. It is a gift to us all (seriously Ms. White, I know it is hard to believe as I have a hard time hearing the same about my husband when they say such. I usually just think, if they only really knew). Best to you and your family.

april head-nickel
Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 09:25:44 (PDT)

Hi Donny White….I have just finished reading the book “In search of Geraldine Moodie” I am interested in learning more about their family tree. I was wondering if you had any information regarding the family and where abouts. I am a directed descent of Alex Moodie-who was my grandfather. You can contact me at my email address.

Lelsie Cotter
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 08:41:15 (PDT)

Hi Don,
I am trying to find a song you used to sing at The Colonial Inn and it was a song about a car accident that you were in and it went “it’s a great day not to be dead shubie do shubie do…”
Could you let me know what the actual name is and which album I can find it on?!
Thanks so much.

Ernie Dunlap
Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 17:10:10 (PST)

I am an 60 year old school musician. One generation knows me as a lead guitarist and another generation as a steel guitarist. To me the singer was the least talented person on the bandstand, but you gotta have them if you want to work. Wiley Hunt is a friend of mine and your work came across facebook. So I always check to see where my friends heads are to see if they are dated or on track. I listened to a cut and then I did something I never do, I listened to all the cuts. You probably have plenty of people who tell you what you are doing is great, I just want to say your writing is very pleasing to listen to. The arrangements are as they should be. With more chord knowledge you can expand even further.You have captured each style but made them yours, instead of sounding like someone else. Your vocal is icing on the cake, refreshing, you created the perfect combination of all the factors it takes in the music industry. Please understand I am nobody but someone with an opinion that thinks you might appreciate a true critique from an old head that knows nothing about you. For what its worth, You are a very skilled polished package that I think is great and I have never said this about nobody. The Blake Sheltons of this world makes my butt want to dip snuff.

However I could be wrong but this is just an opinion.

Ernie Dunlap

Maura Snow
Monday, February 04, 2013 at 09:54:36 (PST)

Great show at the Steele’s Saturday night – balconey seating was best! Can you give me more information about the Ireland tour?

Thanks – Maura

Yvonne M Paul
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 06:03:20 (PST)

Great show last night at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse – Franklin, Ma. Hysterical laughter was heard all over. Would see him over and over.

mj (sheila”s mom)
Saturday, November 03, 2012 at 11:48:05 (PDT)

Hi, great time (6 new people) Sheila says hi & hopes your ok. How much is the trip etc. MJ

Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11:40:10 (PDT)

Thank you again Don for sharing your special humor with my gang down the cape. I was describing it to someone as having been taken on an emotional journey. Just when you thought you knew what you were feeling it would change to something else. My colleague said it best when he said “I’ve never seen a comedienne that made me both want to laugh AND go home and hug my kids. Thanks again and I’ll see you in Saratoga!

Peter Clark
Friday, October 05, 2012 at 19:38:47 (PDT)

I just finished Don’s book. I laughed more than I cried, but I did both. Thank you for writing it. I can imagine it was hard.

mary roeder
Thursday, August 02, 2012 at 11:58:22 (PDT)

Please send me your fall calendar. Caught your in
Glouster last Saturday, it was the BEST!!!
I want more!!! Have fun in Ireland and give us some good stories when you return as well as new
songs…….love you

Lynn McCaffrey
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 11:48:12 (PDT)

I was on my way to see you at Nourish last night and my car battery was dead. By the time triple A came and put in a new battery it was 7:30 when it was finishied so I gave up. What a disappointment. Where else are you performing around here?? I will have to look, I live in West Roxbury. Thankyou for past entertainment. Lynn McCaffrey

Tim Walsh
Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 10:18:26 (PDT)

Last night @ the linden tree was like spending a night with 100 old friends, or so it sounded to me. You guys were right on target and connected with the whole audience all night.
Don, you are right, there has to be another book ready to come out, don’t forget the grandkids.
Well, keep the flame alive.
Your flok buddy, Tim

Linda S.L. Keen
Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 07:24:58 (PDT)

Listening to my newly purchased Brown Eyes Shine cd – Second Chance Crew song specifically, & wanted to let you know, I’ve heard that there’s a bar in Houghton, a college town in The UP (Upper Peninsula of Michigan), called The Library. So, it wouldn’t be unusual for someone to be leaving the library with a keg there!

Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 08:53:07 (PDT)

I was only able to mutter to you “Thank you for coming to Gloucester Don”… Saturday night. I have always been a big fan- but i don’t remember for how long- 20- 30 years- I don’t know- because I fell on my head- and fractured my skull and eye socket about 4 years ago…….everything is a little hazy since then. But I remember you……. and i still have my sense of humor! Loved your show- for one night I felt like my old self again. Love You! kimmy

Monday, April 16, 2012 at 17:53:24 (PDT)

Paul and I are in Michigan. We were in a bookstore and a woman complimented me on my pocketbook. After talking to her your “People in Michigan” song popped into my head. How true that song is!

Judy Valek
Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 21:54:06 (PST)

Great show with Christine in Oxford tonight!

Monday, January 23, 2012 at 15:36:26 (PST)

Just want to say I hope you’ll be back at SUUSI this summer! You were one of the highlights last year!!

Danielle Moores
Monday, December 05, 2011 at 19:53:41 (PST)

My dad downloaded your “Somerville Theater C.D for me. I loved it!!! Have been passing it around for years. ( I am From Lynn, & live by the Fluff factory.) but your songs hit close to heart. Keep it up, cause not only are you truthful, but funny!!!

Joe Mazzara
Sunday, December 04, 2011 at 17:02:39 (PST)

Hey Don,

My wife Cindy and I were in the front row last night for your concert for MCREST in Sterling Heights, Michigan. As always, you and Matt Watroba connected with the audience and gave us enough laughs and tears to fill a thousand concert halls. I just wanted you to know that I am a Professor of Psychology at St. Clair County Community College (SC4) in Port Huron, Michigan, and I use your songs in my classes. I teach “Lifespan Developmental Psychology” which looks at life changes from birth to death. On the first day of class, I play “I Know What Love Is” to give my students the perspective of continuity over the lifespan. When we get to adolescence, I play “Adolescent Rant” and “Stupid.” Those songs ring true for all of my students from the millenials to the “non-traditional” students closer to our age. You have a knack for capturing the challenges of families and anyone else traveling along the road of life. My only question is, what song do you recommend for the end of the lifespan? I currently use John Prine’s “Hello in There” but I am open to suggestions. Thanks for sharing your talent with those of us in flyover land – also known as Michigan.

Rose Pilarski
Sunday, December 04, 2011 at 15:11:59 (PST)

Hi Don, I am passing along an email we just received from my brother. David travels around the country teaching elementary school students on topics such as bullying (dressed as a referee), and math, science and history in character as Ben Franklin. So he too is a road warrior like yourself. We were able to get a little time with him as he was performing at some schools in Michigan. We attended your performance on Friday, December 2 at the Greenwood in Ann Arbor and wanted to share the email he sent to us Saturday evening. It is always a pleasure for us to share your approach and expressions on life. Thanks for yet another entertaining evening.

Just wanted to thank you two again for treating me to a wonderful evening of fun and reflection.
I really was “ministered” to by the humor and the heart touching songs of Don.
I was so physically tired and it really refreshed me plus a great night’s sleep helped as well.
It was good to spend some time with you and Joe and to see the girls again.
I made it with a comfortable drive about 50 miles south of Cincinnati. I will do laundry tomorrow and rest for a hard week coming up.
I hope you guys are able to come down to TN again this summer. And of course please know you are invited to come on up to our home and spend some time with your hillbilly brother.

Much Love,


Bryn & Ken
Sunday, November 06, 2011 at 13:06:00 (PST)

For the first time, I just visited Don’s website! Wow! Shame on me for taking so long. Don is absolutely our (my hubby’s and mine) go-to-guy for a laugh and a great tune.

I read the description of the White/Lavin concert… and OMG, how true. At either of your concerts alone, we leave with an aching face from laughing the WHOLE TIME! We took my hubby’s sister to a Don White concert (you finally came to Chelmsford! <grin>) and I warned her… be ready to laugh so hard you’ll almost pee. She wasn’t disappointed and told me to make sure we take her if we ever go to another concert with Don.

Keep it coming… we love you! And, best of all, my daughter who is a sophomore in college and still in the stiff-arming stage of her life, quoted one of your songs on her Facebook status. Can I tell you how much it warms my heart to know that we got a little bit of us through to her? No “tchya” in that one, baby!
We’re loyal fans to the end…
Bryn (and Ken)

Tony C
Friday, October 14, 2011 at 12:58:31 (PDT)

Hi Don,

Here is the Finch CoffeeH link that you requested.

We’d love to c u there

Dan Landry
Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 10:09:53 (PDT)

Don, I met you a few years back. I grew up on New Park Street a few years before you on Moulton Street. I just wanted to tell you that Facebook Friends have been contacting and kidding me about the Lynn Historical Society’s new Fluff T-Shirts. In my replies I’ve been touting your song “I’m From Lynn, What Can I Say” Hope it generates a bit in royalties for you

Pat Spalding
Monday, May 16, 2011 at 04:51:50 (PDT)

Loved what you wrote about your love/hate relationship w/ writing recently. Posted on LANES network by Tony Toledo. I’d like to sign up for your blog, but don’t have easy access to a nine year old off the streets. Looked through your website – the blog info didn’t shout out @ me. Is this something I need to do myself? Or can you just add my email address?

Mary Jane Mulholland
Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 20:55:25 (PDT)

Hi Don,
I know you’re busy but just in case, I’m sending you the schedule for the MA Poetry Festival coming up in Salem in just a couple of weeks. I’m hoping there will be something going on that appeals to you and fits your schedule.

All the best, MJ

Saturday, April 02, 2011 at 12:30:26 (PDT)

Hey Don!
I have loved your stuff from afar way out here in Seattle for years. Grew up in West Lynn by Barry Park.
There is a Facebook page called “Former Lynners” I am not sure you are a member.. come over and say hello there. Decent civilized page.

johnny botelho
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 15:39:37 (PDT)

Don ,I enjoyed your open mic .and the Walnut St. Coffee house cool place . I would love to be a feature down the road when you have an opening . I will be back soon until then peace Johnny Botelho

Lois Dino
Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 18:13:37 (PDT)

Hey Don!

What a great treat to see you today at the Towne Crier in Pawling, NY, with the wonderful Christine Lavin. I can’t believe I haven’t seen you since the recording of Laugh Tracks at the Bottomline! But your talent is everything I remember it to be, and more. I Know What Love Is is probably the most beautiful, touching song I’ve ever heard. And everyone in the audience obviously felt the same way. Wow, and thank you is all I can say.

Hope to see you again soon. Oh… sorry I told you today was March 14th rather than the 13th. I guess I turned my clock forward 24 hours instead of just one!!! The bright side: everyone who had their books & cd’s signed today will have a collector’s item. That is, IF you document the error in your next book as proof that their claims are true when they go on Antiques Road Show in 20 years! Would you do that, please? I’m sure I’ll need the supplemental income.


jim alexander
Friday, March 04, 2011 at 19:32:40 (PST)

hi don
just a note to let you know about a very special ladie in our lives, her name is mary c, she is ninty eight years old. and on top of her game. she is a life long member of the vfw ( vetran of forign wars) and is a huge fan of our son mike who is a navy seal ~ please consider this grounds for some material, as there are reams of info we can supply
we are very proud of both of them.
and feel this has lots of possibilitys in todays world! we are both big fans of yours in the metro detroit area ! pam rosssi on 94.7 fm turned us on to you and we have attend a few of your concerts in the ann aebor area.
please feel free to contact us
jim and robin alexander
586 774 7272

mary jane boudreau
Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 07:12:02 (PST)

don- see you fri nire with some abour 12 of my old chicks—Sheila Shea’s (portsmouth) mother can’t wait……

Sunday, January 02, 2011 at 15:59:24 (PST)

Hi Don,

One night after a concert, I told you that I became a Unitarian because of you. That’s no word of a lie. I’d heard you say several times that as a folk singer in New England, if you piss off a Unitarian, you’re through. But fortunately, you elaborated, it’s almost impossible to piss off a Unitarian. I always loved that story and thought that sounded pretty good, a nonjudgemental group where you can be yourself. So when I got to a point in my life where I was looking for a religious home, I naturally started at the closest Unitarian church. I loved the people I met there, and didn’t feel the need to keep looking, and I’ve been going there ever since. In fact a couple years ago I was elected to the Executive Committee.

At our last EC meeting a couple weeks ago, I noticed that in our little meeting of seven people, three of them were wearing solid red shirts. Towards the end of the meeting, we got out our calendars to schedule the next meeting. I said, “If there’s a color scheme for our next meeting, someone ought to send out an email or something.” The pastor looked at his calendar and noted that our next meeting would be on Martin Luther King Day. I said, “so … black?” Not one of them found that remotely amusing.

However, it killed at my family Christmas gathering the following week, so that goes to show where I got my sense of humor.

Anyway, thought you might appreciate knowing there’s more than one way to piss off a Unitarian.

Thanks for your great music, humor and heart. I’ve been a huge fan for a long time. Your work does me a lot of good.

Donald Hartop
Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 19:19:22 (PST)

We really enjoyed your performance at the MACREST, last week. Unfortunately, I wasn’t feeling very good (Sunday morning I was hospitalized), but I would liked to get your DVD, the one where you spoke of raising teenage children. I have a very good friend that is going through the exact same scenario. Could I purchase this from you?

Brian Enright
Sunday, December 05, 2010 at 18:00:32 (PST)

Don, my wife Mary and I saw you for the first time today, 12/5/10, at the Focus Hope Christmas concert in Detroit. We thought the song you performed, “I Know What Love Is,” was phenomenal. We came home and listened to several of your songs on YouTube. Awesome! We plan to get your CD and introduce your songs to our friends. We hope you come back for future Focus Hope concerts! Thanks!

Paul D’
Thursday, December 02, 2010 at 08:31:25 (PST)

Hi Don, comedian Paul D’Angelo here. I was going over some video in a studio last week and the editor gave me a DVD clip of yours entitled “Family Man” It was hilarious. Thanks for making me laugh. Best of luck. P

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 17:02:26 (PST)

When will the new CD be available in iTunes?Don’t have a computer. Have i-touch. I need it to be available on i-tunes. Been looking forward to hearing new music. I am wearing out the cds!

David Cohen
Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 02:49:14 (PST)


My wife and I and a friend were at the concert tonight and the Me and Thee Coffehouse, and we loved it. We did our part to see that you get laid tonight by purchasing a CD. Hope it helped.

How you gonna keep ’em down on the farm after they’ve seen Lynn?

Not sure about that, but we reside in lovely Meffa.

Hope to see you (and Christine) perform again soon.

A new fan

Monday, October 25, 2010 at 10:11:38 (PDT)

I’d put this on the Folk Jokes page, but I get an error every time. ๐Ÿ™ I need some random 9-year old to help me out! Meanwhile, I’ll try putting my joke here, and hope I make it to your “top 5” jokes category! ๐Ÿ™‚


One day a man was straightening up his office and desk when he accidentally knocked down an antique vase his wife had given him. He was sad about the shattered vase, but that emotion was immediately displaced by shock when he saw the genie emerge from the shards.

The genie dusted himself off and stretched his limbs like a cat after a good nap on a sunny windowsill.

Genie said, “Thank you for freeing me from 200 years’ captivity! Believe me, two hundred years is a long time to sit all scrunched up in such a tiny vase, pretty as it was. For freeing me I’ll grant you one wish. I would grant you three but you broke the vase.”

The man thought for a moment. He and his wife lived in a comfortable, safe home. Their kids were well, all educated & grown, with homes & families of their own. He and his wife had a good savings account for their retirement. He was really in want of nothing.

After a long pause, “Eureka!”, he shouted to Genie. “My wife & I want for nothing so I do not wish for myself. What this world really needs is PEACE in the middle east. You know, Iraq, Israel, Somalia, and the other places with endless starvation and war. Give them food, health, clean water, and PEACE.”

Retorted Genie, “Sheesh, man! I am a genie, not a miracle worker!”

So the man thought some more.

“OK, My little brother is a folk singer. He can never make ends meet although he is a brilliant singer-songwriter. I am living comfortably, but I weary of subsidizing him and worry about his future. Make him rich & famous.”

Genie sighed very deeply and resignedly said, “I’ll do my best in the middle east.”

Gerry Meridith
Monday, October 25, 2010 at 08:08:20 (PDT)

Hi, Don. We’ve seen you 5 or 6 times here in Michigan, and always enjoy your show. Just got back from a memorial service for my 87 yr old father. I was telling my cousin about some of your songs I thought she would enjoy, and promised to send her the titles when I got home. Just finished listening to “live in Michigan” again; it had been awhile since I listened to it. When track #5, “Sense of Humor” started playing,it was like I was hearing it for the first time. Oh, how I wish I’d played it before the memorial service; it would have been a perfect way to honor my father at his service — its like it was written specifically for him. Hearing it now after the service, its a gift to me. Thanks.

Robert Elias
Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 08:34:48 (PDT)

Don, I first heard your song (I Know What Love Is) in the summer of 2009 on a compilation disc, from Sing Out! At the time, I was touring the country alone; vacationing,seeing the sights, photographing;visiting relatives,and old friends. All this was prelude to returning to VA to be the care-giver for my frail 90 year old mother. I had retired and wanted to make this trip before settling in with her, which has been confining since last September. While driving I listen to folk music, but frequently have no idea who the performing artist might be. That was the case when your song came up. At first I heard bits and pieces of it, then replayed it to hear more of it, and before long, I had listened to it dozens and dozens of times, eventually comprehending all the lyrics. I cry every time I listen to it. Clearly, your song touched my heart-strings and not entirely without reason. My daughters’ mother died the day after her 29th birthday, when the girls were 2 years old, and 14 weeks old. I brought them up as a single parent. Much to everyones’ surprise they turned out to be lovely young women. Somehow, the combination of recalling them as little girls juxtaposed with end-care for my own mother, affected me in such a way that it makes the tears flow freely. Susan Trump met one of my daughters serendipitously, but did not know us nor how to find us. Based on a brief conversation with a (then) six year old girl, Susan wrote a song about us (the title song to her album “Tree of Life”) almost 20 years ago. It had been getting air-time for almost two years before I heard it. We eventually met. It has taken me until today to find out who sings this (your) song. For reasons not quite clear to me, I chose to write you in response to the item on your web-site addressing the topic of circumstances upon hearing one of your songs for the first time. That is my story. Your song is beautiful. Thank you for your work. Yours very truly, Robert (It’s beautiful. Thank you.)

Nicole Duane
Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 04:30:33 (PDT)

We are seeing you tonight at Bull Run and very much looking forward to it; you sang at our wedding 13 years ago in Weymouth Mass. in a Catholic Church no less, it’s a good story to tell, the letters and recordings which I sent to the diocese to get your performance cleared; My 92 year old grandfather from VA stood up and clapped in a Catholic church ๐Ÿ™‚ and still talks of your song; now we have our own 8 year old girl who jumps into our arms and 10 year old son, have lost our mom and sure appreciate your song even more; looking forward to the performance with you and the Loomers congrats on the grandchildren

Thursday, September 09, 2010 at 14:53:28 (PDT)

Hi Don,

Just got your newsletter where you mention the Bull Run and the phone call you got on stage about the birth of your grandsons. We were there! Hope they are doing well. That was an unexpected twist to your performance. We have enjoyed them all.

Thursday, September 02, 2010 at 06:01:35 (PDT)

Can’t wait to see you perform again. Haven’t been able to make some of your CT/MA gigs this fall. When is your new schedule for the rest of 2010 and 2011 ready?

Stephen Maguire
Sunday, August 01, 2010 at 06:49:22 (PDT)


My wife and I really enjoyed your show at the Vanilla Bean. We are your age and have been married 30 years. I suspect our two grown kids are about the same ages as yours. Let’s just say your music strikes a chord.

Anyway, I spoke to you about a new coffeehouse that was getting off the ground in Westboro, MA. They have a facebook page. Its the New Vienna Coffeehouse. There is a local singer songwriter involved with it named Luanne Crosby. Both the New Vienna and Luanne will show up in Google searches. Hope you can get connected, we’ll attend your first show there. Thanks again.

Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 07:48:51 (PDT)

I stumbled onto Don White when I attended a concert he did earlier this year with Christine Lavin. I just went to listen to Christine and not being a huge folky in general and figured I’d endure this “other guy”. Wow. I was hooked. I now own the Live in Michigan CD as well as the singles Brown Eyes Shine and I Know What Love Is. When I listen to Don, I get it. I mean I really get it. ๐Ÿ™‚

When is the next jaunt down to South Florida?

Katharine Hahn
Friday, June 04, 2010 at 19:00:16 (PDT)

Your songs truly touch my heart. Brown eyes. I might even cough up the money for a CD. Saw you at the Green Tree in Ann Arbor

Sunday, May 02, 2010 at 10:48:28 (PDT)

Could you please send me your Connecticut “Tour” schedule for 2010? We would love to have our two teenagers see you perform. We have enjoyed your shows in the past.

steve rooney
Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 17:59:42 (PDT)

Could I get the lyrics and sheet music for “I know what love is” My gifted with a great voice 16 year son has agreed to sing his dad’s all time favorite song.

Friday, April 23, 2010 at 19:43:16 (PDT)

I’ve changed your lyrics! A couple of years ago we were visiting my out-of-town inlaws and found that my then 1 year old daughter would NOT go to sleep. I started singing ‘Breathing’ to her.

I’ve changed the song to be about a mom and her baby instead of husband/wife….16hr days becomes “24hrs a day”…next morning becomes “next feeding is ringing the doorbell”…Terri is sleeping becomes “Daddy is sleeping”…beside my sleeping lady becomes “beside my sleeping baby”….Please don’t ask me about being married becomes “please don’t ask me about being Mommy”…what it means to a man becomes “what it means to a WO-man” (a little forced, but it works!).

Anyway, my now 3 year old daughter loves it. She asks me to sing to her every night.

Thanks for the thoughful songs!

Friday, April 16, 2010 at 06:37:08 (PDT)

It’s been 10 years since the first time I saw you at Sober in the Sun. I rode the roller coaster ride of emotions that your show often introduces people to. I loved it. The music with the comedy is the perfect salve for the wounded spirit. At least I found it so. I was particular moved by Brown Eyes Shine. I had always had a turbulant relationship with me dad. That song helped start me on the path towards healing that relationship. I even called him that night after you flipped the guitar. Soon after that show he started a long battle with vascular disease. I stepped into the caregiver role and had a challenging and amzingly gratitfying ride with him these last 10 years. Over that time he had four major surguries the last of which 4 years ago claimed both his legs. Your music has been with me throughout the whole time.. and I am so grateful to be able to say I don’t have my mother’s eyes. See my dad passed last Sunday peacefully with two of his four kids with him. I was there with him til the end. Healed, forgiven, and adult. I feel more like the song off Live in Michigan “Laughter” I think it is. Thank you so much for inspiring me on the most rewarding journey of my life. My dad and I shared something these last 10 years too few have the opportunity to. Sometimes I am just an idiot and I need it spelled out for me. “Call you Dad” did it. I love you. In Gratitude. Moira Oconnor CT

Mollie Clarke
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 17:53:33 (PDT)

Hi My friends told me that you do great stand up comedy. I’m convinced. I am trying to find out when and where you will be performing in the Boston or South of Boston area. Please advise ! Thank you. Mollie

Thursday, April 08, 2010 at 16:37:07 (PDT)

Don… seen you several times in Ann Arbor, always a great time. Have fun on the Pride of America. My husband and I took that cruise last October for our 30th anniversary. Rent a car each day and see each island on your own. Lovely… the road to Hana, the drive around West Maui, (both are quite challenging!), the volcano on the big island, the canyon and north shore on Kauai… you’ll love it! Too bad you weren’t the entertainment for our week, we’d have enjoyed that immensely!

John Hazard
Monday, March 29, 2010 at 06:30:40 (PDT)

Hey Don! I wanted to let you & Terry know about a re-union for anyone that grew up or hung around Curwin Circle. To be held 5-28-10 at K of C hall. 50’s/60’s theme $25.00 There was one a few years ago & about 150 people attended. I’m hoping for more this time around. Please spread the word & let me know if interested. Hope all is well! John

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 13:09:05 (PST)

we heard you were coming back to do a show with Christine Lavin here in Pinellas Park, haven’t seen you in years! what is the exact location and date for your performance? thanks! – don rylander –

Eric Wetzel
Friday, March 05, 2010 at 08:01:16 (PST)

Hi Don. My son Benjamin (8 years old) will be performing Rascal (a cappella) at his elementary school talent show next Wed. (3/10). He has been singing it for a few years and just loves it. If you’re interested, is there a way we can send a copy of the video to you? Also, if we came down to Monroe before your show on Sun. (3/7) would there be an opportunity to meet you for a few minutes? We wouldn’t be able to stay for the show with Benjamin in tow, but it would be great for him to get to say hi to you. I haven’t talked to him about it, and we’d understand if you are unable. Please let us know if you see this by Sun. Take care.

Jeanette Fuller
Thursday, March 04, 2010 at 10:47:45 (PST)

PLEASE – Come back to the Ark in Ann Arbor!!! or a venue near this area.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010 at 05:09:44 (PST)

please have someone call me re: booking a concert in Rockland Massachusetts

Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 05:33:28 (PST)

My daughter treated me to your show last night (1-30-10) and I just wanted you to know that it was a night I will never forget. You are a wonderful entertainer; I love the juxtaposition of your incrediable sense of humor and the deepth of soul in your music. I bought “The best of Don White” cd so I can share your message, and your muusic with my family. In fact, I would love to purchase the lyrics to your music if possible. I saw 2 of your songs on this website, but I also want “I know what love is” and(I don’t know the title) but the one that you sang last night that was dedicated to your parents. Please let me know how I can go about getting them. All the best.
A forever fan,

hectirwhere’s that?
Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 16:36:54 (PST)

Hey lemmee where ya hat…………
seriously I’m organizing a blue sock rock revival road trip on 2 12 10 leaving the north shore @ 5:30,6 o’clockish heading due south landing in R.I. for an 8PM show.I invited all the ole gypsy kids but some have gone computes. Also anyway however I’m buying(seems to be the only way I get invited)So if you’re not computes or earning a wage I hope you can you can drive because I forgot how

Saturday, January 09, 2010 at 19:29:47 (PST)


I just got home from your gig….I’m Trisha’s friend and I reluctantly left after the first set because I am having some health issues. You are somethin’ else. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time. You ARE genius. Your body language is absoultely hilarious when you tell a story. I’ve raised three teenagers as a single mom…try that one on! I could relate to everything. Also, one of my dear friends was from Lynn..she died of breast cancer a few years ago…She would have LOVED you. Thanks for the laughs..Trisha and Phil speak so highly of you.

Cate McLoud Gendreau
Saturday, December 26, 2009 at 23:08:38 (PST)

Its great to see you Don and how far you have come since the early Sober in The Sun Days ,I always knew that they would finally see how great you are !! Take care old friend ! Peace & Love

Paul Stonkus
Monday, December 21, 2009 at 12:12:42 (PST)

I am trying to get info on the Hawaii cruise you have booked to perform for in January 2011 and can’t find any info on your site. Is this still on, or is it no longer happening?

Friday, December 04, 2009 at 15:59:34 (PST)

Hey Don,

Looking forward to your return to Red Comma Cafe. You are a darn funny guy!

Cheers from Michigan.

Friday, December 04, 2009 at 14:41:00 (PST)

Oh. I also love the song “Rascal” off of one of Christine Lavin’s Laugh Track cd’s.

Friday, December 04, 2009 at 14:39:19 (PST)

Is there any chance you will be performing anywhere in the Carolinas in the near future?

I am Charlotte based.

Friday, December 04, 2009 at 06:56:24 (PST)

I just heard Pam Rossi is interviewing you this weekend. When is your next show at Red Comma Cafe? We need to tell all of our friends.

Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 11:05:55 (PST)

Hey Don,
Just heard Catie Curtis covering your “be 16 again” (probably not the title) song. Awesome, fun song. So happy to hear it covered.

scott macnair
Tuesday, November 03, 2009 at 15:18:02 (PST)

About Don’s Book
“Memoirs of A (C) Student”

A private reader’s review.

Don White resonates as an author, like his songwriting: The lyrical Legend of Lynn Living. I can see my life growing up in Lynn, Ma with simular experiences and senarios that Don has penned here in his:

Don White is The Royal Court Jester of Lynn, Ma who could trump any king.

Scott Macnair

lifetime Lynn, Ma resident and
average, I guess (C) Street Musician

Dominick Tammaro
Monday, October 12, 2009 at 16:49:21 (PDT)

Hey Don – As I am writing a thank you card to you for making my birthday party so wonderful, I went on your website to see where I should send the card, not wanting to cross the folk stalker line. I saw this message board and decided to leave a message for you – I’ll still send the card…but, as I walk our neurotic dog around the neighborhood, people are coming up to me and telling me how much they love your book, CD, DVD…and everyone had a blast, especially me. Uxbridge is now officiallty a new locus of the Don White fandom. Thanks again! Dom

Sunday, September 06, 2009 at 05:24:25 (PDT)

Hi Don, My mom is 90, sick with alzhiemers and I’m her care taker. Your song, I Know Exactly What Love Is, makes me cry every time I hear it. Reminds me of my mother.

I’m a new fan, I heard about you on Detroit’s classic rock station, wcxs, 94.7 during Pam Rossi’s Over Easy show.

I’ll be checking out more of your music and hopefully seeing you live in concert one day soon.

Thanx for the music,
sue knight

Patty Morris & Ron
Monday, August 17, 2009 at 19:15:02 (PDT)

Don, my husband and I loved your show in Portland this weekend (One Longfellow Square). It was our first time seeing either you or Christine Lavin – we had a blast and it renewed our faith that music from the heart is the best and that comedy can we funny AND brainy. Brainy? Well, you know what I mean. I read your book (already, over the weekend, couldn’t put it down!). It reminded me so much of my own upbringing (10 of us, no supervision, Irish scrappers, but with a whole lotta love springing from it) and also of my own challenges trying to fit my music and visual art around a totally unrelated “day job”. But it wasn’t just some shades of familiarity that kept me transfixed; mostly, it was because it was so great to discover that you are as talented at writing as you are on stage. Pretty darn tootin brainy for a C (or even a D – or A for that matter) student. Kudos! So, Go raibh mile maith agaibh (a very gaelic “thanks a thousand times”; or whatever the Greek version is). We’ll tell friends their lives will forever suck until they go see your shows and read your book! Best – Patty & Ron

Janet Martucci
Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 08:05:03 (PDT)

DOM! I can’t believe the little fly-swatter musical virtuoso is a daddy of twin boys! Mahzel Tov to you and all of yours!
Hey, you and Christine are duo in Portland Saturday night, and we cannot make it because it is our anniversary bash weekend. So I assume you won’t want to venture back up to your old neighborhood of Wash.ME. or have the time, BUT, if you want to head up early, we will fete and feed you, and the disbanded balalaika player will regroup for our usual rare play together (i play with the giant contrabass balalaika and of course, tiny-yet-significant soprano saxophone, when allowed). We’re are an hour and 15 minutes north of Portland. Visit the old trees who pissed you off, Norman and Libby if they are around and their grown up kids, and perhaps other familiar faces. You can bring Christine too, we love her as well, and she can bring her knitting along. You guys could play or refrain and save your golden voices and fingers, eat and drink. You could point out how similar our house is to the one you lived in before escaping. This is so last minute, that you are possibly reading it after the fact. We do the party every year, we don’t do invites, just assume everyone remembers (sometimes they show up the following weekend). Anyway, have an excellent performance, I know you will. Love from me and Dave. We will put your discs and Christine’s on our player this weekend so it will be almost like being at the concert, except you don’t get paid, a major point, i realize. Hey Don, who’s playing that clarinet on the Po Po Baby duet version with Christine L.? Hey wait, this is a message board. Will i have to check back to see an answer? do you actually look at this ever? Anyway, break that proverbial leg. janet

Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 04:28:46 (PDT)

I’m a new FAN! Saw you last night, for the first time, at the Tupelo in Londonderry. What a treat! Will look forward to you performing there again. Thanks for a FUN evening!

Ed – pluto
Friday, July 24, 2009 at 16:56:50 (PDT)


I am so bummed I missed you at the Ark in June. Honest, I didn’t know!

Here’s the thing. I think I might be becoming a chick–because when you make me cry, it makes me happy. Love you….

Theresa & Michael Wolterman
Monday, June 22, 2009 at 08:53:03 (PDT)

Great show in Ann Arbor Michigan. You really rocked the house. Have a great tour, and we would tell everyone to get a ticket to the show.

Diane Buckley
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 14:32:51 (PDT)

Hi Don – Just wanted to say hello and I am happy for your success. I hope to see you perform this month

Keep up the great work! Miss you at work

Lora Hartlage
Monday, May 18, 2009 at 10:43:30 (PDT)

I have known the song I Know What Love Is for a few years as I am a Listener of Over Easy in Detroit. I have never been able to hear this song yet without absolutely bawling, and i am finally able to share it with my best childhood friend yesterday who could only thank me because she knew she would be a different person had she never heard it. I feel like I can share it now, because to me , so far , it has been only mine. I would never be able to tell you what your song has meant to me, being a 46 year old nurse, divorced suburbanite with 2 kids, who has never contacted anyone I didnt know. (but way cool and totally into music). You are a master storyteller, and I am a very proud fan. Thank you!!!!!!!

Paul Henry Smith
Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 10:36:27 (PDT)

I just read your advice and thoughts about performance skills while I’m preparing for my first Boston-area concert this month. Thank you!

BTW, It would be great to see you there – it’s a musical first: the first live performance of a Beethoven symphony by a digital orchestra anywhere in the world.

Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 12:52:11 (PDT)

We had Catie Curtis at the Bull Run last weekend. She said her sister was sick of all these happy songs about her children. Her sister’s kids are teenagers and her’s are 4 and 6. She said “I tried to write a song about teens but I couldn’t so I am going to sing you a song by this guy Don White…he knows about teens.” The audience went nuts and Delores smiled like a proud mother. Catie did a fine job on the tune. Can’t wait to see you Oct.

David Mitchell
Monday, March 16, 2009 at 18:56:45 (PDT)

Hi Don,
I read your book and I loved it. I like comedy storytelling that is based on actual experience. It reminds me a little bit of Bill Cosby. I also enjoy your music very much. The Lumper song is classic.
Could you give me your email? There is something I would like to ask you.
David Mitchell

Pete Reardon
Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 14:10:48 (PDT)


It’s 5PM on 3/12 and my daugther Hayley and I were just leaving Marblehead for Passim to meet you at our first performance class. Sarah at Passim just called to let us know it’s a no go this time around. (We’re bummed big time!). Would love to talk with you about other avenues to getting this talented young singer/songwriter “stage ready” for some performances already booked. Sarah said she thought you offer other workshops other than the Passim School?

Can you call me (781) 521-4182 or email me if you get a free moment?

Pete Reardon

Monday, March 09, 2009 at 17:00:48 (PDT)

Dear Don – LOVE your book! I just ordered 2. Just left a review on Amazon, where your book is scarce! Came to you because I didn’t want to cheat you by buying a used one.
I am a writer too and will give you one of mine in appreciation of your work and the pleasure it has given me. Check on my page and tell me if you want one of them.

John Banusiewicz
Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 12:51:21 (PST)

Hey Don, fell out of touch again for a while, so wanted to pop in and say hello. Congrats on all your success.

Deb White
Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 05:45:07 (PST)

Don, I read your newsletter and want to speak to you. I want to help you with your alarm career. Please call me. Please email me. I will help you to your 3 days a week. Rick Hobby accepted……….

Lisa Fox
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 12:46:56 (PST)

Hi Don,

My name is Lisa Fox and I sit on the board of a small, charitable organization called the Family Self-Sufficiency Center. They do wonderful work on a shoestring budget, helping low-income, mostly first-generation immigrants become vibrant members of the work force and community. They are located in Salem, MA and their website is

We are putting together a comedy show for April 1st (what better day than April Fool’s Day?!) or whenever you might be available. Do you make charitable appearances?

We can offer you a free stay in a local Bed and Breakfast here in Salem, as well as pay for your travel expenses transportation to Salem and back. We could also arrange for a couple of warm-up comedians to start the show, if that’s something you’d be interested in having done.

I’m sure you must get many requests to appear, but if there is any way you might be able to make time in your schedule to help this very worthy charity, it would be beyond appreciated.

Thank you so much!

Lisa Fox

Dolores Guercio
Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 12:15:40 (PST)

Hi Don
How are your twin grandsons? Ours were born on 01/09/09 and are doing fine so far. It was really special the way you announced the births at the 11/08/08 performance on the Bull Run Restaurant Stage! Looking forward to your next concert in Shirley! Take care, Dolores

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 11:09:28 (PST)

I was at your show in Needham MA on 1/10/09 I was wonder 2 things
1) Is your song that you said was “unmarketable” on any of your albums? The one about being afraid of leaving. I thought that was an amazing song and would love to get a copy.

2) You talked about your family at your mother’s funeral. I worked in funeral service for years and still have some friends in the business that would love to hear that story (about your father saying “what can’t get up can’t get out”). I am sorry for your loss but am glad you can take the loss and turn it into comedy. Is that story on one of your albums?

Thanks again for the great show. I was laughing so hard I didn’t even mind that two of the crowd died of old age during the break between sets.

Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 08:07:58 (PST)

Don- My husband and I have seen you perform twice during the past few months and have enjoyed each one immensely. During the first show at the Circle of Friends Coffee House, we had the wonderful experience of laughing so hard we needed tissues to mop up the tears! At the second show in Providence, R I, I requested the Lynn song (which I had heard years ago on WBCN) and it was great! For Christmas my husband bought me your book and I have just finished reading it this morning. What a treat! Your ability to describe real life situations with sarcasm, humor, and humanity is fabulous. I just feel the need to tell you about one little thing that made me wince. As I was reading the Afterword section and got to the part where you were speaking to your son about your great appreciation of your wife’s capacity for empathy, you made a joke about this experience “making you gay.” I know this expression has become somewhat colloquial and is often interpreted as meaning emotionally sensitive. However, it has also been used for many years in a derogatory and damaging way. As the parent of a gay son, I know all too well how hurtful these statements can be. I would ask you to consider this as you continue to do your wonderful work, bringing joy and laughter to peoples’ lives. In these stressful times we need people like you more than ever!!

Cindy and Kent
Sunday, December 28, 2008 at 17:55:30 (PST)

Hi Don-
You played at our rehearsal dinner in 2001 in Hanson, MA- and now we live in upstate NY just 15 minutes from the famed Caffe Lena…any chance you might make a trip in the spring/summer, perhaps with Christine?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 12:50:33 (PST)

Thanks for a great show Friday December 5th, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We all had a great time, four of us in the second row. We are planning to see you again in June 2009. The Bob Dylan & 8 Track Player story was so funny. I still cannot look at my husband without laughing, I did not know that his first Camero had an 8 Track Player. Priceless moments with friends.

Saturday, December 06, 2008 at 22:00:43 (PST)

Hi Don, I saw you perform tonite at the red comma cafe in birmingham. This was my second experience and I loved you as much as I did the first time. I can’t say enough about what an awesome and uplifting person you are. My only regret is I wish I could have had my husband here to experience it with me. He unfortuneately passed away 11 months ago. Thanks for making my nite a good one.

Marcia Dana
Monday, November 03, 2008 at 04:58:39 (PST)

Dear Don,

We are looking forward to your performance at the Bull Run in Shirley this weekend. We are bringing a couple of first-timers. While we always enjoy your show, it is especially fun to experience it with Don White virgins. Thank you for all the laughs and tears.

Be well,
Marcia & Greg Dana

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 12:15:02 (PDT)

Dear Don White the Author,

I just finished your book yesterday laughing and crying all the way.

Tim and I started reading it out loud to each other on one of our road trips and even if neither of us had the Lynn accent down, it was a terrific way to read it through.

I personally got nauseous right along with you on the drug chapter, recalled several of my own stories that came uncomfortably close to the locals attacking a city bus, and I think fell in love with my husband all over again.

Thank you for this. That’s sincere. Give some love to your kick ass wife for me.


Ed and Linda Zarzycki
Wednesday, September 03, 2008 at 09:43:54 (PDT)

Hadn’t heard of you before…daughter heard about you on the you were at Thumbfest in Lexington – we live there -. Made a special point to seek out your performance. Loved it..hope to find out if you will be performing anywhere near us in Michigan…Haven’t laughed so hard in ages – especially loved I think it was called “What Love Is”…
Hope you keep selling those CD’s and continue performing. God Bless you..

Bill Gliniecki
Monday, September 01, 2008 at 22:37:21 (PDT)

Hi Don, remember me? It looks like Lawren still plays that Les Paul I (that I had previosuly broken while very drunk)and handed off to him at that party at my old place in Holland, Mass. from time to time. – I hope you had another great year at Sober in the Sun. I wish I could catch your act again soon, but I don’t suppose you have any Tennessee gigs planned – I recently relocated here to pursue whatever it is I am pursuing: that sort of changes by the day, especially since my arrival here!

Bill DeMars
Monday, September 01, 2008 at 08:47:15 (PDT)

Hey Don,

I’m the good looking DeMars Brother. Just ask me. LOL

I was at a party last night and some guy was asking about some song about Lynn. He heard it on a college station, Emmerson I belive. I told him it was you. Jim Peterson or my bro Craig told me about it.
Just wondering if it is you that recorded the song.

I live in Essex, CT now smart Lynner’s Leave LOL.

Have a good one Don tell Yakie I said Hi.

Mike Hanrahan
Saturday, August 09, 2008 at 03:31:14 (PDT)

I just finished reading your book,”Memoirs of a C Student”, I purchased from you at the Gula-Gula Wednesday night.(I hope the check didn’t bounce).
As a Lynner myself the book was spot on. I could share some stories of the East Lynn experience that would curl you hair.As you know West Lynn is foreign country to East Lynners. Washington Street might has well serve as our Berlin Wall.
I want to make two observations about the book .
Most importantly, you made no mention of leaners, closies and cubsies.I think you know what this is ,if not e-mail me I will fill you in.Lastly,you can take the boy out of the Catholic Church, but you can not take the catholic out of the boy.
Warmest Regards,
Mike Hanrahan

Brendan Currandon’t have one
Friday, July 25, 2008 at 14:01:50 (PDT)

Congrats to your son re the next generation. Tell him about a little trick I learned years back from an Abbie Hoffman book (and did for my kids – it works): Send a birth announcement to the White House; politicians having to obey their vote seeking nature, some joker in the office of protocol or something then generates a nice letter of congratulations specifically naming the child and magically signed by the big cheese – a nice tidbit for the baby book (although I highly recommend giving birth after Jan ’09). It works with the governor’s office in this state as well. Have some fun, send some to your senators as well, maybe the mayor?…it only costs a stamp.

sue bertrand
Monday, June 30, 2008 at 07:08:30 (PDT)

Hi Don I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the show in Carlisle. You were great and Lawren was too. I believe going to a Don White Concert makes you a better person. I am looking forward to the local concerts you have comming up. I am going to find some friends who have not seen you yet to bring cause I makes it even more fun for me to watch one of my friends see you for the first time. You are a great story tell and communicator. I still can not believe you havn’t made a million with all your talent! Keep up the good work. Thanks for all the entertainment and insight. I have to tell you this. This is the first email I have ever sent. You truly do inspire me to be a better person. PEACE Sue Bertrand

Susan Greenshields
Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 09:36:18 (PDT)

Dear Don White,
Your songs are fabulous. The words are so intriguing and the tunes are so catchy, I can’t stop singing them to myself for a few days after I hear one. I took my husband to see your performance in Ann Arbor, he hates folk music, he loved your songs. I’m a psychologist and I love the direct, strong emotion and passion in the songs, for example, The Painter, and Breathing. I listen to Po Po Baby if I start feeling sorry for myself. Thank you for all of the comfort and inspiration!!!

flyin furlanis
Friday, May 30, 2008 at 09:39:45 (PDT)

Hey Don,
My husband and I saw you at the Third Fret a couple of weeks ago. We are the parents of 2 wonderful adult children that are terminally ill so you can imagine how tired we can get. Your show made me laugh sooo hard and steady that by the end of the show I felt 100 lbs lighter in my heart. Thank you!! We have started raising funds so that we can hire you to spread your wonderful down to earth comedy and serious insights to a group that could really use it. Thanks again for your wonderful therapy. AND we cannot forget your wonderful son and nephew too. They made the whole package complete. I read your book which I loved and am passing around your cds’ to everyone.
until we meet again
the flyin furlanis ricci, sue, liza, and emi

Tom Pineau
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 09:43:51 (PDT)

I just saw you with the Loomers at the Half Moon Soberfest, and wanted to thank you for making my weekend. As a Lumper on the Second Chance crew myself, and the father of one (who was there with me as well), and being that I’d never seen you before, I was unsure what to expect. I was only told cryptically (??) by someone who’d seen you that I’d never forget your performance.

My first reaction to it was “I wonder where this is gonna go?” But within 5 minutes I turned to my son and said “This guy knows what he’s doing.” I was hooked…

I was moved particularly by the song “Brown Eyes Smiling”. The images it brought back summed up what I’ve gone through and been trying to do with my son (22) and daughter (20) since entering sobriety several years ago, and during the song, I caught my son watching me intently. He was obviously hearing it from the teen perspective while I heard it loud and clear from the adult’s.

Lumpers on the Second Chance Crew discribed our past relationship perfectly. It again connected with both of us on both sides of the coin.

“My Messed Up Friend and his Backhoe” — I know and have been praying for several who came to mind during this song, I’ve never heard it said better.

I will never listen to the Jimmi Hendrix song “Angel” without thinking about “Angel in Pieces”. It was the perfect way to end the festival. It is rare that a father and son can share such a special thing as last weekend was, and I gratefully thank you for being such a special part of it.

He went down right after the show and bought a cd which we listened to on the way home.

I live in Natick, so my son and I, and whoever else we can get to go will be definitely going to your show at TCAN in August. We’ll be wearing our HMSF tee shirts…

Again, Thanks so much…

Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 05:51:09 (PDT)

Which song(s), which CD, has the story of surviving the teen years? You performed for almost an entire night on this topic back a few years ago in Oxord, Michigan at a church. I MUST buy it for a friend of mine. Thanks, Sandy

Neal Zagarella
Wednesday, April 09, 2008 at 07:34:30 (PDT)

I’m about 220 pages in to your book. Great accomplishment Don but the title is wrong. You seem like you’ve been learning from your experiences like an A student. You also have transferred well your live storytelling style to the page. Despite your protestations, I’ll bet you’ll write another book. You’ve done it once and done it well. Hope all is well with the whole family, and I’ll see you at Gulu-Gulu soon.

Monday, March 10, 2008 at 13:20:26 (PDT)

How can I get a copy of your lovely tribute song to Lynn,Lynn, City of Sin? Is it on one of your CD’s? I heard it on WUMB the other day and almost drove off the road. I MUST have it for a friend who lives in that fair city. Thanks.

John Boehmer
Friday, March 07, 2008 at 16:51:23 (PST)

Eh-la-bas, mon ami!

Spoken like a true “Coon Ass”. I’m joking of course. Not a drop of acadian blood in these veins… as far as I know that is.

It was good to see you last night. I was hoping you might stick you head in the door.

I was truly surprised by what a cool place the Gula Gula is. I half expected Mimi and Rudolfo to walk in singing that beautiful duet that closes Act I.

The Gula is certainly worth saving and I will be happy to work with you on keeping the doors open. It seems to me we should be able to get a sizable chunk of the Boston micers to come down. Beyond that, who knows.

Drop me a line when you get the notion.

John b
Sunday, January 06, 2008 at 13:07:46 (PST)

hey don…a quick note of appreciation for the show last night at tupelo…it’s rare stuff when a dad and his daughter of 11 get to hang at the same show…made all the more special because we both laughed outloud pretty much from beginning to end…ok and maybe i got choked up once…ok twice…but ah hmm…like i was saying…thank you so much for gifting me the sound of my daughter’s laughter louder than my own belly rolls….over and over again…a sacred and funny night(who knew you could use sacred and funny in the same sentence)…your show is required viewing for all families…especially those with and having survived – well sorta survived teens…many blessings kind sir…dale

Jim McDonald
Friday, January 04, 2008 at 13:49:59 (PST)

Hi Don,
I happened to be watching some video I shot of you at my camp at Kerrville in 1991 and you were prominant in it. Elizabeth (new wife since 2003) and I loved it: me especially for the obvious reasons…I lost Kerrville in the divorce from Rhetta.

anyway decided to look for you on google and WOW, WHAT A WEBSITE! I’m thrilled you are doing so many great things.

Drop me a line when you can and my best to Terry, Lauren and Ariel.

Jim McDonald

Rob Lytle
Wednesday, January 02, 2008 at 13:44:44 (PST)


Long time. I have been so out of touch that I just found out about Mike Duffy. A web search turned up your post and I had to say hi.

The news about Mike was a blow. I was just thinking about him the other night when I saw a preview for the new “Dewey Cox ” movie. They have some song that uses the same “blow me” concept that Mike created all those years ago. It made me smile and think about him and the times we had at the Old Vienna.

Living in North Carolina for the last 7 years. Still writing music and playing now and then. (Took my 8 year old to Kerrville last year).

I am very happy and very involved with my family. I know you understand that place.

Drop me an e-mail sometime.


Monday, December 17, 2007 at 05:40:54 (PST)

Don; I just read your piece about Mike Duffy. I can imagine the way it felt when you were describing the way mike could put a spell on a crowd. I met him at Kerrville 2006, we hung out at the campfire on crows nest and got to know each other. He always said he wanted to come out to our house in Wendell and hang out, he never made it. When I heard of his death I was at a loss as to what to do with my emotions. So wrote him a song called “For the last time” I hope I can play it for you some day. I went to the memorial at Passim, and wanted to sing it there, but I was overwhelmed with emotion.
Patty and I send our love.

Sunday, December 16, 2007 at 21:45:07 (PST)

It’s me again. Been thinking about posting since I saw you in Bloomfield Hills. GREAT JOB. I laughed, I cried. Not sure I like you any more, making me cry in front of my wife like that.

Can’t understand why you are not filling venues like the Fox Theatre and such. You should try. And let me know how you sing those songs without crying…

Saturday, December 08, 2007 at 21:11:33 (PST)

Wow, just got home from your show in Bloomfield Hills- best ever! Your stories-made me think of my own. Paying for my son to go to a private college and what does he want to be? A DJ. You just have to laugh…. Thanks for a great time!

Saturday, December 08, 2007 at 09:38:18 (PST)

Had to miss last night in Ann Arbor due to coaching a hockey game… sounds like it was great as usual. I see you’re coming back in May… won’t miss it. Will you sign a copy of your book? Thanks.

Friday, December 07, 2007 at 20:34:27 (PST)

Just saw your show in Ann Arbor. It was so funny. Especially the story about your daughters door. I had one of those as a teen and they are just so unsatisfying to slam. I laughed so hard I had a stomach ache.

kevin k
Sunday, November 25, 2007 at 09:33:41 (PST)

hi don,
play on the cape wiil ya !

Dennis Knapp
Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 11:53:04 (PST)

You are the best. When you and your son did cosmic debris at 1/2 moon in 2007, it was awesome. My name is Dennis. Big Dennis out at the front gate hope to see you in 2008 Peace

From: Pomfret Center CT

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 17:04:06 (PST)

Hey Don,

My wife, sister and brother-in-law, and me myself and I will be seeing you in Bloomfield Hills MI on Dec 8..can’t wait. I just bought 2 cd’s from you…and was introduced years ago on 94.7 WCSX Detroit Sunday Morning Over Easy before Pam Rossi…cried when you howled thinking of my boy Boomer…need very much the lyrics to “I know exactly what love is” so I can sing accapela (sp?) on open mic night!! If, that is, I can sing it without crying… Ed

Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 08:17:14 (PST)

I had a patient the other day and I asked her where did you travel in from today? She answered, Lynn. She was about 60yrs old, a little rough around the edges she was but very likeable. We got talking and come to find out she works at a nursing home in, NAHANT. I humored myself with the thought,thats how Lynn folk become a resident of Nahant. Better yet, her boyfriends mother is in that nursing home. Thats how Lynn folk get to live in Nahant. Hah! His elderly mother has a foul mouth he shared and he refuses to visit her until she cleans up her language. I couldn’t help but think of Don’s take on how God has punished the people of Nahant. So, there is a foul mouthed little old lady from Lynn who lives in Nahant. Who’d a thought??

Saturday, November 17, 2007 at 05:51:29 (PST)

I just heard “I Know What Love is” on the radio (WCSX) this AM in Detroit….and I’m still crying 45 minutes later. This song is so meaningful to me…never having this kind of thing. My husband will state he “does not know what love is” and indeed, he would never see past his image to love another! I have no other family, so I pray every day for love, simple and true….and to be held close!

Jenni Murphy
Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 15:15:06 (PST)

Hey there, Don! Another Murphy contacting you after many long years. Mom and Dad (Tim and Patty Murphy) sent me the link to your page, and I immediately recalled laughing with my whole family at “I’m from Lynn” and “Psycho Mom and Dad.” I am also hard at work on a book, I know how it goes…Cheers!

Tim Murphy
Monday, November 12, 2007 at 09:50:06 (PST)

Hey Donnie! Greetings from Colorado! I don’t know what possessed this ex?- stray rat to google your name, but it looks like I have a lot of catching up to do!
I get back out to MA once in a while, usually in the spring- I’d love to hook up with you some time.
Send me an email and I’ll send you some rough mix mp3s of the CD (Irish) I’ve been working on…
-Fiddlin’ Murph

Tony Seton
Monday, October 22, 2007 at 10:00:31 (PDT)

It was a great interview, Don. Thanks. I have it posted at

Monday, October 22, 2007 at 07:29:19 (PDT)

Don, It would be nice if you would make your music more accessible by putting it up on Thanks for the great tunes.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 08:32:08 (PDT)

Man, when my girlfriend said we were invited to Melissa’s house to listen to a Folk singer, I wasn’t sure what to expect and I damn near didn’t go. Well well well, I went and I experienced a Close Encounter of the Don White Kind and it was beyond fantastic. HEY DON, thank you and thank you and thank you again. Simply Marvelous !!!!!!

diane hill
Thursday, September 06, 2007 at 09:36:51 (PDT)





Monday, September 03, 2007 at 15:49:13 (PDT)

Sorry man i meant sober in the sun on sept 2nd not sober till sunset, i mixed it up with something else i was thinking about

Monday, September 03, 2007 at 15:40:41 (PDT)

Hey Don, I saw you play at sober till sunset on september 2nd. I’m not the type of person that would cry and i was having an awful day, both the songs, angel in pieces and i know what love is, made me break out in tears. Your songs are beautiful and touch the heart of everyone. Thank you so much for being there and sharing that kind of experience with everyone. Hope to see you again some time. Dan from Connecticut

John Weingart
Monday, September 03, 2007 at 08:08:41 (PDT)

Hi Don – Thoroughly enjoyed your book and, even more, your nice comments relayed by my friends who bought it for me at a show you gave in Connecticut. I too have warm memories of the show you put on here in New Jersey and the great dinner conversation before hand. From the book, what stays with me most, maybe in part because I hadn’t heard it in your concert or on the albums, were the stories of Waldoboro, Maine, an area I used to visit. Looking foward to whenever it is our paths next cross.


Don White
Monday, September 03, 2007 at 06:05:22 (PDT)

Always interested in someone with my name who doesn’t look a bit like me. LOL.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 21:20:24 (PDT)

hey don wats up i was just wondering if u were going to play at the church in lynn again cuz last year was awesome hope u do – mike L.

Doc from woburn
Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 15:12:49 (PDT)

I thought I was a big tough biker…thanks a bunch for making me cry the other day…I know what love is…indeed!!!love your style…Doc

ken lema google
Monday, May 28, 2007 at 18:39:14 (PDT)

Don I see you were at the half moon, but I seen your up coming gigs and I don’t see you playing at sober in the sun. Im wondering if you are going to be there at sober in the sun?

Suzie Tee
Friday, May 18, 2007 at 07:43:04 (PDT)

Pie in the Sky House Concerts presents Don White in concert, Saturday June 9, 2007, 8pm, Macomb, MI. This event is open to the public but seating is limited, so don’t delay!


for more information – hope to see some of you Detroit-area fans there!

Monday, April 30, 2007 at 09:42:58 (PDT)


Saw you at TCAN on Saturday and my sides still hurt from laughing! I forgot to sign up for your email newsletter and the link here isn’t cooperating. How can I get on the magic list?


P.S. The song I Know Exactly What Love Is happens to be one of my favorites. Thanks for singing it the other night.

Marc D.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at 18:48:55 (PDT)

Hi Don,
I recently read Memoirs of a C Student. Having thought Iโ€™d purchased the second book in the Memoirs of a Geisha series, Iโ€™ll admit to being a little confused for the first couple chapters. In the end, though, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Itโ€™s hilarious and moving and Iโ€˜d recommend it to anyone with a sense of humor and a heart. Some Republicans might enjoy it as well. I find myself picking it up and rereading chapters randomly. Itโ€™s full of gems. Congratulations on having written such a fine book. – Marc

Timothy White
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at 11:34:53 (PDT)

Hey Don I was wondering how I can get ahold of the lyrics for your songs? My mother is 82, and I bought a copy of your DVD with “Simple and True” on it, but she’s hard of hearing. I know she would be moved by the story you tell so poignantly, especially since she recently learned she has cancer–again. Love your songs. Thanks.

ray from haverhill
Monday, April 23, 2007 at 11:15:18 (PDT)

hey don i was just telling someone about you and your music and we looked every where for a song to hear. is there one? and if not are you going to have one? and happy b-day. glad to see ya still with the loomers they are awsome too. write back let me know. ray

Mark S Fuller
Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 07:17:59 (PDT)

Dear Don:

I want to thank you for your class on Sunday at Julie Doughertyโ€™s Studio. It was a truly enriching experience for me and has left me with a much clearer understanding of how to strengthen and improve my on-stage performance.

I am thoroughly impressed with your work also. I had a chance to listen to your CD on Monday, with my very good friend, Maureen, as we were driving to the back shore of Gloucester to see the storms effect on the Ocean. I will listen to it again…(when she returns it). You now have two more admiring fans!

I appreciate very much how the insight youโ€™ve shared and the recordings of your work have demonstrated the importance of delivering a great performance, with much consideration given, to ones audience. I feel this will help me significantly.

This experience has also encouraged me to re-assess the quality of my work and, perhaps, I could simplify my strategy somewhat.

It might be wise, at this point, for me to consider becoming a migrant farm worker.

โ€ฆMaybe after a few more โ€˜open micsโ€™, though.

Actually, it has truly been an honor and a pleasure to have met you.

Best regards, from Maureen and I,

Mark S. Fuller

Ernie Lang
Monday, March 19, 2007 at 20:00:09 (PDT)


Me and Doug would again like to thank u for performing yesterday at WMWM i throughly enjoyed it i was more than i expected having never seen u in person before and just hearing 1 of ur albums. AGAIN thank u very much

Bob Nelson
Sunday, March 18, 2007 at 10:49:34 (PDT)

Don, enjoyed your appearance this morning on
WMWM (Salem MA) “Tracks of the Town”, celebrating Doug Mascott’s birthday! For those who are
curious you can go to
and look for Podcasts at the top; this will be up for a limited time. Don appears on the last one,
(Hour 3) performing 4 or 5 tunes.

Jane B.
Monday, March 12, 2007 at 11:57:32 (PDT)

“Memoirs” was a quick read for me – a good sign, as I am known to start books and get 30-50 pages in only to never return again (sigh). I especially liked the stories of your (innocent) youth. I was reminded of one this past Saturday when a friend of my 16 year son broke the window out of our back door while executing some sort of cool, wrestling, I-can-shut-it-with-my-elbow move. My son made one joke to many about it (trying to lighten the dark mood) and my husband blew a gasket. Guess I have to wait an appropriate amount of time before sharing your window story with him. In any case, the book is now with my Dad, who grew up in Portand and tells tales of his own juvenile delinquency on occasion. I think he’ll like the Boys Club story and the train…

Hope you got my advice re: getting the book reviewed and have had some success with that. I expect to see you on the Forbes billionaires list (like J.K. Rowling) one of these days!

joshua looby
Friday, February 23, 2007 at 07:11:46 (PST)

i want to read the book but none of the book stores know it so i need the ISBN number
also i love your Cd little niche

Mike Roy
Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at 17:50:24 (PST)

Hoooowl to you from Shirley MA! Received the book at Christmas. Great stuff! When does the audio book come out? My daughters had the opportunity to sing with you on stage a few years back at the Bull Run. You made some fans for life. Thanks for the memories and the music. We hope to see you in the fall along with the Loomers.

Mike, Deb, Katie and Chrissy

Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at 10:02:14 (PST)

Don, Are you coming to Tampa this year, sure do look forward to seeing you.


Suzie Tee
Friday, February 16, 2007 at 11:01:12 (PST)

Don, I would SO buy a t-shirt with a picture, be it a photo or silhouette or abstract/cartoon sketch, of you in THAT pose, with the caption ‘This is what I look like when I’m flirtin’ Even after a gazillion times, that just CRACKS me up. It’s priceless!!!

Stay Warm!!!!!!


Don Rylander
Friday, February 16, 2007 at 07:03:07 (PST)

Hey Don! it is about 60 degrees here in Florida right now, I live in St Pete and have seen you twice at the UU Dome in Tampa! u coulda been here this month Bud and not in the ice! see ya, don

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at 06:46:38 (PST)

I just finished 5 minutes at my fiends wedding,(ch.9).In the movie “The Shining”,the little boy is told he has “The Shine”(ESP).You have “The Touch”.You bring out with your songs,and words,both written and spoken,emotions at a very deep level.You have an amazing talent.dale

john catenacci
Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 15:12:49 (PST)

Heard some of your work, think your energy fits with the energy of what we are up to, am wondering if you would be available for a private party on 6/9/07 in lower southern michigan (40 minutes west of Ann Arbor).

It is my wife’s 50th birthday party at a little (air conditioned, brand new) country hall for about 100 people. Our party is from 2-7 PM at the hall, then a few close friends are going back to our home on a lake and spend the rest of the evening there (about 3 miles away).

We would most like to have you for the hall-party so more people could enjoy you.

She has had breast cancer for 17 years, has been a stage 4 cancer patient since 1998 and she never, ever thought she would see her 50th (and we are not there yet but she is in good spirits as always, just a sophisticated country girl who lives the word optimistic) – and of course (like all of us really) she knows she has no promise of seeing 51.

If it does work out, we would be VERY comfortable with humor that plays with cancer, death, losing boobs (she has lost hers) without losing heart, and losing heart and regaining heart and all of that.

Anyway, if you would, let us know what your availability and cost would be for about an hour presentation or whatever fits with how you do things.

thank you,

keep going with your good life!

John & Dianna

Rebecca Shea
Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 07:35:07 (PST)

I was gifted with your book by my best friend. It was she who introduced me to your music, dragged me all the way to Flint Michigan,for the Folk Festival. I was the only aging punk rocker in the room, a staunch non vegetarian, and thought Woodstock was a Peanuts character.
Needless to say, I promised to be immune to any emotive qualities you might bring my way. I augered in right about half way through “I Know What Love Is” Yup…you made me snot.This puppy hating, kitten kicker,bawled all the way through the next song too. I just finished the book, and yet again 800 miles away, I’m picking up a humoungus pile of kleenex. This was the best Birthday present ever.

Mike Martel
Tuesday, February 06, 2007 at 18:33:19 (PST)

I read Memoirs on a recent flight back from New Orleans and I was rolling in the ailse. Having been an eyewitness myself to MBTA bus having gotten the crap beat out it on Boston st,(I saw it from the Greek School) I can tell you it was as much of a WTF moment as it is described as in Don’s book. West Lynn may not have been the training ground for the Skull and Bones club but the laughs kept on coming.

Kevin Nunes
Sunday, February 04, 2007 at 17:14:07 (PST)

Don, what a great show last night in Bridgewater. Letting us contribute by helping to pick the last set was so nice.

We look forward to seeing you at Steve’s Backstage Pass in April.

Your “Taunton Crew”…

Jane B.
Monday, January 29, 2007 at 14:32:53 (PST)

You asked for advice for getting your book out to a wider audience and in fornt of reviewers. Here’s a suggestion from a friend of mine who knows the territory:

As for reviewing, he should send it to newspapers like the Globe and the Phoenix. Start local. Generally speaking, self-published books are not reviewed, but who knows? Lok at the Globe, for example. Jan Gardner’s Sunday column might be a place for a blurb – but send it with music and events. She’s new and has just begun to check out the scene.

Hope this helps – I’ve just ordered the book… for myself…for my 50th birthday. Thanks ahead for a present I’m sure I’ll enjoy!!

dale averill
Saturday, January 27, 2007 at 21:06:16 (PST)

Another great show.The Tupelo Music Hall is a great spot.The loomers were good by themselves,opening the show.Don had the crowd in awe as usual in his 2nd act,solo.Then with both on the stage together,Don somehow brings them to a higher level of performance.It’s too bad if you had to miss this show.dale

Edna Garte
Sunday, January 21, 2007 at 09:48:37 (PST)

It would be hard for anyone to create a pleasant surprise after evoking so much enthusiasm to begin with, but this author, folksinger and stand-up comic pulled it off.
White stands up for the human spirit against the idiocy it sometimes confronts, with beauty that can make you smile through tears, and hilariously funny portrayals of the ludicrous. What is so special is the uplifting way this book retains its sense of hunan commonality.

Rosa Croughwell
Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 16:13:55 (PST)

I knew I would love Don’s book the moment I heard about it and I wasn’t disappointed. I did love it, but not so much because of the reasons I thought I would. Sure I loved reading about my old neighborhood: Barry Park, the tracks, Sacred Heart Church. But this book is so much more. It’s a beautiful and inspiring piece of work. Don shares a unique widom that I think anybody can relate to and benefit from.

Steve & Pam
Monday, January 15, 2007 at 17:42:46 (PST)

We both loved your book. You reminded us that we need to cherish the ordinary things in our lives, and that even our problems and conflicts can enrich us if we let them. And you did it without being preachy or sappy, but by being brutally honest and very very funny!

dale averill
Saturday, January 13, 2007 at 21:11:25 (PST)

I just came home from Sudbury.Another great show.I might have to take next week off to convalesce,I think I hurt my ribs from laughing so hard.You were very well received,but I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that.dale

Peter Bollen
Friday, January 12, 2007 at 19:09:14 (PST)

Received your book and loved it. You are among our city’s great writers, performers, characters, raconteurs and above all, survivors who can tell your story with great love. Lynn – what a place for those who grew up here. Keep on keeping on! Also, give me your mailing address for God’s sake. I need to keep in touch! You’re an institution. Pete Bollen

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 14:06:52 (PST)

we like u to come 2 WMWM RADIO in salem for an interview and maybe play a couple of songs on the air live with ur guitar send us an email to let us know if ur up to doing this

dale averill
Monday, January 08, 2007 at 03:48:50 (PST)

Hi Don,
Passim was great!Well you were great,I was jammed in next to a rather large fellow(is there a fire code in Cambridge?).I am reading Chapter 7,I just finished The Neighborhood Bar+Church,do you think you could share those stories this next show.It might be an interesting view of another world for those folks out there in Sudbury.I had to stop reading,I’m trying to control the convulsions.thanx,dale

Friday, January 05, 2007 at 13:06:47 (PST)

I put off reading Memoirs of a C Student for well over a month after it arrived in the mail, knowing I would want the time to savor it. I finished reading it on Christmas Eve, and I was right – it was worth waiting for, and worth the five years Don put into it! His own voice is so strong in the narration, and his perceptions about people are so spot on. While many of his experiences are different from mine, they were all interesting, and there were many parts I could really relate to – the Irish hug (and humor!), the Unitarian references, the working class upbringing, living with a teenage girl, and the extraordinary lengths the media goes to to make people fearful,among many others. I found myself reading whole sections out loud to my husband as I went along. Reading this book is almost like being at a Don White performance–you laugh, you cry, you laugh, you laugh, you cry, you laugh (you get the point). It was a great read, and I hope that he will continue writing songs and stories for his performances with the same strong voice and keen insights.

cat de
Wednesday, January 03, 2007 at 04:23:12 (PST)

Hi Don!

I was given Memoirs of a C Student as a xmas gift by my cousin. I am now living in Prague and believe me, when I read the stories of growing up in West Lynn, being half Greek, etc. I laughed and I cried. A few years separate us, but the adventures at Barry Park, Breed, The Common etc were the same with a cast of characters with different names but identical modus operandi. We are a special breed, lynners, and I have told my friends here that if they really want to understand why I keep threatening to punch people in the head, they should read your book. So know that Prague is being introduced to your words. Keep writing, my friend. Greetings to Mrs. White and the streets of Lynn.


Joe Boyd,Writers Club,North Shore Community College
Tuesday, January 02, 2007 at 11:22:00 (PST)

Don White presents vignettes and visions of city life grounded in strong cultural influences. His insights hit the reader from a variety of perspectives and capture a caught-in-the-act honesty on situations that range from the reverent to the ridiculous and sometimes both at once.

Alan Vilian
Tuesday, January 02, 2007 at 09:49:22 (PST)

Don White-you are not a very nice man! Having a wife who is a Don “repeat offender” I should have known better!

As I began your book memoires bought by Mrs. Repeat Offender, I thought I could breeze thru it and say “yes dear, of course I liked his book”. I soon found myself entering “Don’s world” – boy, this is scary. You soon had me sitting next to you in your 7th grade study period laughing as I saw papers and books floating out the window. Before I could stop laughing, you had me crying as I sat at a wedding reception watching “Debra’s dance”. You continued this yo-yo effect with my heart strings until your “talk” with Lawren at the Blue Moon restaurant. By the time I finished, the chapter was covered in tear drops to the point where Mrs. Repeat Offender said that the book now looks gross and I have to buy her a new one.

Thanks Don!…as I said – you are not a very nice man.

Shirley Morgan
Sunday, December 31, 2006 at 15:04:16 (PST)

Can I find the words to “Be Sixteen with Me”?

Sunday, December 31, 2006 at 11:20:48 (PST)

Dear Don,
I was trying to learn to play the music from Amys Smile on my bass, but can find no tabulature any where. Can ya email me a site. It is one of my many favorites and I would love to play it either on my guitar or bass. Thanks and keep up the good work. I am one of your younger crowd fans. LOVE YOU ALL

dale averill
Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at 06:16:11 (PST)

I’m almost halfway thru your book.It’s like dessert,only a little at a time.I was re-listening to Little Niche,great.We are all looking forward to Passim on Jan.6th.I hope to pick up a few more cds and copies of your book for gifts.See you then.dale

John Ferullo
Saturday, December 23, 2006 at 17:45:57 (PST)

I just finished reading your new book. Congratulations, it is great! Your stories resonate with me on many levels, as a folksinger, as parent and as person who grew up in the same era and did many of the same things growing up that you did. Thanks for the great gift of being able to see inside someone else going through similar experiences.

Sarah and Pete C.
Monday, December 18, 2006 at 19:11:55 (PST)

Dear Don,
A postscript from my husband Pete- a fellow C- student, formerly from Lynn’s sister city- Lowell,MA… “youahh book is wicked pissah”.
love, Sarah and Pete from California ๐Ÿ™‚

Leo Cotter
Monday, December 18, 2006 at 17:19:07 (PST)


I sent an e-mail to your booking site but haven’t heard from you. I need your dad’s phone number to invite him to my dad’s 90th surprise birthday party at the Hibernian in Lynn. They’ve been friends for over 40 years. I also know your dad very well but haven’t seen him in years.



Saturday, December 16, 2006 at 08:36:06 (PST)

Dear Don,
I have been coming to your shows all over New England since circa 1996. I used to live in Lynn, got married 3 years ago and live in California now. I miss the opportunity to come see you. My buddy Brenda from NH moved here before me & she gave me your book as a b-day present. We devour the newsletter- listening for your “voice” and have loved reading the excerpts. Congrats!The book is truly wonderful. I can hear your voice throughout and it made me and my husband burst out laughing and we were discussing the places and episodes and brought us a great feeling of HOME. Thanks for doing what you were meant to do. Now, for some greedy, self-centered thoughts- will you write another? More!!! Sorry, do whatever is right for you- we are just in Don-withdrawal here…Congrats from a teacher- you are A+ as a writer and a human. Craving in California, Sarah

Friday, December 15, 2006 at 12:43:08 (PST)

“Memoirs of a C Student” does what humor does at it’s best – it bonds and connects people to examine life’s absurdities and to laugh at our own faults. Don explores sensitive issues like class, race, age, gender, and sexual identity with insight, nuance, and great wit, and forces us to look at our own biases and then laugh at ourselves for even having them in the first place. This book is warm, down-to-earth, and above all bursting with love. As a singer-songewriter-guitarist, and as a diversity consultant (and as an Italian American!), this book just touched my heart. Don, what a lovely gift you have given us all!

Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 07:11:53 (PST)

Hey Don
Just thought I’d let you know I had a dream last night that you had your very own store in the mall. It was rather an amusing dream. Hope all is well. Can’t wait till the next concert.


Friday, December 08, 2006 at 05:14:39 (PST)

I just read ch.2″My Terrorist Experience”.To hell with”Good Will Hunting”,finally a story for us “under-achievers”.I don’t know how anyone can read this book straight thru.I just finished that chapter at 8:11am,and I know I will have to try to control myself for the rest of the day.I have had to stop typing several times ,because my ,inner child,Huh,is still in convulsions.

Linda Weltner
Tuesday, December 05, 2006 at 08:59:46 (PST)

I used to think my “Ever So Humble,” columns in the Boston Globe were incomparable, but after reading your entire book aloud to my husband night after night, I am humbled by your ability to make an exhausted man laugh out loud, even with his eyes closed. You wrap your wise lessons in cotton candy, so that the reader enjoys the clown without consciously noticing the philosopher. Quite an achievement!

Dale Averill
Monday, December 04, 2006 at 10:49:24 (PST)

I got your book at the workshop in Salem,11/25/06,
my birthday.It was one of the best birthday’s I can remember and I’m 57.No it’s not because I have Pre-alzheimers.I have been reading the book, slowly,I am savoring every page.I think you have a gift that should be shared with all.Especially with aspiring,young performers.The workshop presentation is very coherant,and I am confident that it could be made into a great home-study course that could be the biggest thing on the internet.I am being interviewed by Mallica Marshall at the Marino Center in Cambridge this Thur.12/7/06,I am bound to give you a plug.I would love a press kit to study.dale, email me

Saturday, December 02, 2006 at 21:22:14 (PST)

Just came home from your show at The Ark in Ann Arbor. My face is still hurting from laughing so much. Love your music and your sense of humor, you are a rare talent. Thanks for making my day!

Jennifer Nodine
Monday, November 27, 2006 at 09:54:26 (PST)

Hi Don,
It is the girl who came out to the First Cup Coffee House (in LYNN)to celebrate her 30th birthday at your show (about 3 1/2 years ago). Even though I have not read the book yet, you read some excerpts from it at the show and it was really good. I made a mental note THEN to buy it as soon as it came out. I am happy to know that 3 more years of your talent went into this project. And even though my husband doesn’t like your music, (I have tried, really I have)I think he will love the book. Please don’t give up singing once you have a #1 bestseller…I still haven’t crossed off “having Don White perform at my house” on my life’s wish list. (no I am not kidding, I am saving up.)

PEOPLE…buy the CD’s too! I have all of them and they are all great. They will make great gifts for your friends that have eclectic taste in music and those who can appreciate a truly unappreciated talent in his own time.

Monday, November 27, 2006 at 09:23:54 (PST)

The book is fabulous!(#31 and sent to Susan and Jim, Happily “Breathing” in Ann Arbor) I am looking forward to your show at the Ark with 5 of my out of town friends.(The Stitch and Bitch gang)You are amazing and I wonder if you will be my brother? You fit perfectly into my extended family. ๐Ÿ™‚ Susan

Sunday, November 26, 2006 at 17:48:04 (PST)

Hey Don,
I finished your book in 3 days (maybe it’s the big print or my Evelyn Woods Speed Reading Techniques). I think it’s because your memoir rings true to me above all else. You got me laughing, questioning, and thinking about my life growing up in Lynn. You done good!

Thursday, November 23, 2006 at 19:35:07 (PST)

Hmmm. I just read your, well, um, “book.” Cut it out, Don. Quit calling it a book. It’s nothing more than a whole bunch of real stories you’ve told me over the years in that oh-so-very-Don chatty Lynn-ese language. “War & Peace,” “The Scarlet Letter,” “Moby Dick.” Those are books. “Memoirs of a C Student” is way too comfy to be called a book. It’s more like a hug.

Jay Moore
Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 08:59:58 (PST)

Hey Don. Looking forward to your up coming show at the Ark in Ann Arbor. So far we are a group of ten And hoping for a few more to join us. Wondered if I could request The Painter as it is one of our favorites. I will do my best to control the unruly mob of Canucks we are bringing with us {just kidding}. See you at the show.
Your biggest fans in Canada!
Jay and Brigette Moore

Nicole from MI
Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 13:29:46 (PST)

I am enjoying the book so much that I am making my self read slowly. I am savoring each story and smiling.

Beth from Townsend
Monday, November 13, 2006 at 12:11:38 (PST)

Dear Hippie/Brickyard Don,

I just finished reading your book (now quite dog-eared) for the SECOND time. I know it won’t be the last (despite the eye-rolling of my husband & my other friends!)

Your writings have reached in, connected with, and given a beautiful voice—to so many of my feelings about faith, human nature, forgiveness and love. AND they made me LAUGH OUT LOUD to boot!

Thanks for pouring yourself into this book and putting it out there for the world. And congratulations!!!!

Dennis Knapp
Sunday, November 12, 2006 at 09:54:47 (PST)

Seen you at the Sober fest many time!!!!!! You rock! Cant wait to see u at the Bean in Pomfret in Jan

Thursday, November 09, 2006 at 08:26:49 (PST)

Great to see you again, the show was lot’s of fun. Seeing Alan was a real treat it’s been too long. I finished the book Sunday night, I read some of it to Di and we laughed out loud. I also got the other parts, keep up the good work (hope that’s not putting too much pressure on you), good luck in michigan

Saturday, November 04, 2006 at 20:18:47 (PST)

Hey, Don,

Just returned from your wonderful show in Wyoma Square. I enjoyed hearing you so much. Your timing is brilliant, and your heart shows through. I don’t know if you were aware that the last song you sang about the angel practically put to music exactly what Gary Langis said when he received the award. I look forward to seeing you again.


Monday, October 30, 2006 at 07:19:26 (PST)

Don: I confess I bought the book to support the cause & because you’ve given me too many laughs to count over the last few years. Let me just tell you that I am so impressed with your book – if possible, it’s almost as good a read as seeing you live. I suspect I shall be doing most of my holiday shopping at cd freedom this year. Bravo!

Friday, October 27, 2006 at 07:48:16 (PDT)

hello, tried to find you on myspace and found your page which linked me here…but you haven’t logged in there for a while {years}was hoping to find “i know {exactly} what love is” so i could add it to my page on myspace…
thanx, jim, monroe, mi

Sunday, September 24, 2006 at 18:23:02 (PDT)

We spoke about Chip at the Park Spirit Fest. Please contact me directly.

Friday, August 04, 2006 at 11:33:18 (PDT)

What is the name of the song sung at the Arc in Ann Arber about the musing of your dad and how do I get it. It reminds me of my Dad, Norm who just died.

Steven D. Parenteau
Thursday, June 22, 2006 at 19:51:06 (PDT)

I am forming a transitional halfway house type complex here in Connecticut and wondered if I could call the place “Second Chance Crew”, there will be five buildings and each will have it’s own name on it. Another thought is to use your song and line as the theme ” It’s a Great Day Not To Be Dead” for the project.
There will be two men’s houses and two women’s houses one of the women’s houses I would like to call Angels in Pieces, One of the men’s house I would like to call the Lumper’s House, I will be contacting the Loomers as well for two of the house names. Either email your approval or let me know If you are alright with this usage.
Steve, Pigs In Space t-shirt provider at Halfmoon.

brenda mc callum
Monday, May 15, 2006 at 09:07:57 (PDT)

i really enjoyed your ARK performance. We went as a 23rd anniversary present, from our daughter. Thank you for enhancing the family experience, and reminding me that family IS what it’a all about.
brenda mc

Friday, March 17, 2006 at 14:42:02 (PST)

Check out Don White headlining The Ark’s website. What a Great Day!

WERS 88.9
Friday, March 17, 2006 at 11:46:35 (PST)

Don White performing live on 88.9FM WERS, Boston / streaming online at
Thursday, March 30th at 9:10 AM.

Live Music Week is WERS’ annual pledge drive during featuring over 50 live performances from national and local artists. For more information, check out

Ally Smith
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 09:08:28 (PST)

Where can I find the lyrics to your song “I know exactly what Love is”? I LOVE THIS SONG!

Do you know how many souls you have touched with your words?

Love, Ally

mel gluskin
Sunday, February 26, 2006 at 08:32:05 (PST)

arrived at Sommerville last night. did NOT fall asleep. you still GOTS IT! Really better than ever. There other acts were not shabby either.

Diane Buckley
Thursday, February 23, 2006 at 15:36:19 (PST)

Don, I read the article today in the Daily Transcript in Norwood, It was great. I was so surprised to see your face while I was eating dinner.
Great Job
ADT Resale Rep

Alan Maltzman
Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at 11:30:12 (PST)


Aurora and I have been fans of yours for many years, including gigs in Natick, Cambridge, and, of course, Somerville. We obviously love your music and sense of humor. Now the question. We are going to be at Saturday’s Funny Songwriters Concert with my mom, who is 88 and from Lynn. I bought her your CD several years ago, but I’m sure the only she’s heard it is when I’ve played it for her. So I think it would be absolutely wonderful if you could sing “I’m from Lynn…” on Saturday. I know you’ve got limited time on stage, so there may be an issue if that song wasn’tg planned, but if you can, great!! Thanks for being you and looking forward to seeing you Saturday.

Alan and Aurora

Bill Blaisdell
Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at 08:03:14 (PST)

Hi Don,
I just saw you at our conference in Killington, VT….Great show, I laughed till it hurt. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Bill

Monday, February 06, 2006 at 18:29:28 (PST)

Hi Don
What’s up with all the NH folks? We went to your concert on Saturday, Feb 4th…what a hoot you are.
How is it that you knew about my daughter or all of our kids for that matter…darn, if we only knew about that door then!
We laughed, we looked inward. Your performance was great–

Friends at the Dessert Club in Taunton MA
Monday, February 06, 2006 at 17:29:55 (PST)

Hi Don! Looking forward to your show at the Dessert Club on Feb. 18th Sound like it will be lots of fun!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Wednesday, February 01, 2006 at 06:26:26 (PST)

Hey, Don,
I gave you my highest recommendation to Jim Albertson to play you on his Down Jersey Jim show.
Don’t know if he’s listened to you yet.
Hope things are going well.
– Craig Sonnenfeld
PS – if you ever have any benefit concerts I am always willing to play for good causes.

Joe Fusco Jr.
Friday, January 06, 2006 at 20:32:29 (PST)

Great stuff on Mike Duffy.Take care. Joe

joe millergoogle
Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at 13:16:34 (PST)

hey don,i reciently perchased you show at the sommerville theatre and i just thought id tell you that i am very glad i bought it and know i think i am one of your biggest fanz.

p.s. what are the odds of you coming to iowa for a show?

Monday, November 21, 2005 at 06:58:44 (PST)

Hi Don…I saw you in Ann Arbor on the 19th and you were wonderful. Thank you for a wonderful evening! When will you be back there to do a concert again? I would love to bring my kids to see you.

Thursday, September 15, 2005 at 13:47:04 (PDT)

I have been to more than a few shows of yours. I would love to find a copy of the Friend with a Backhoe and lyrics to Angel in Peices. I have some friends who maybe could benefit from those stories.
Keep spreading the message. You are loved.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 14:52:06 (PDT)

Don’s appearing in NE Ohio on Friday, is this the first time? Break a leg! I recommended the concert to a few who have seen him in Michigan, and quite a few others who will see him for the first time. Got some info from (NE Ohio)

Sue G
Sunday, August 07, 2005 at 16:07:33 (PDT)

We went to the show last night in Framingham MA in the”mini mall”. Let me just say it was a wonderful show. I had just read a quick intro about Don in our local paper and ordered the tickets. It was one of the best evenings we have spent!! As they say”we laughed, we cried..” We are tried and true new fans. I also bought one of the CD’s and hope to order another soon. He is quite a unique talent.

AJ Spence
Monday, August 01, 2005 at 10:20:19 (PDT)

Hi! I saw Don for the first time at the Evart Folkfest on 7/30/05. Edgy and touching stories and songs. He was WONDERFUL!!! Now I know what I want to do when I grow up! Laughter and tears within a minute of each other, and his songs and stories about family, life, and teenagers are so easy to identify with… I just ordered two of his CD’s and can’t wait to see him again. -New fans, Cindy & Andy

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at 21:51:25 (PDT)

Don, I’m still bummed that I missed hearing you on WGST Radio 640, a couple of weekends ago, and that I didn’t get to record the show or even call in. Georgia and the rest of the RED states really need more of your devil’s advocate voice of reason. You’ve got a good heart and a good head on your shoulders. I hope to catch you on the airwaves again soon!

Serena Flannery
Sunday, July 17, 2005 at 20:00:07 (PDT)

When I talked to you at the Flint Folk Festival I told you that you and Matt Watroba held such a very special place in my heart, but it was a long story. I’d email it to you sometime. Now I find I can’t write it twice. You’ll find the story at
Thank you, Don, for just being you.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 22:26:59 (PDT)

Just happened to be on your website… looking around to see where you might be this summer, and you’re going to be in my hometown of Lima, Ohio! I’m in the process of emailing everyone I know there to go. Unfortunately, I live in Honolulu now, which is a bit of a trip, BUT, if you ever want to come to Hawai’i, you’ve got a place to crash!

Pamela Gagnon
Tuesday, June 07, 2005 at 17:56:49 (PDT)

Hi Don,
I just gave your CD to a friend who is doing a Dad’s day music show on local radio Hancock County Maine. Hope you are well and enjoying life these days. I now have two children, Forest age 4 (almost 5) and Sophia age 1 (almost age 2). They just love your music! Perhaps sometime if we make it down to Mass. when you are performing nearby we will pay you a visit. Sending much love your way to you and your family.
Pam Gagnon

Tuesday, June 07, 2005 at 11:26:22 (PDT)

Hi don, Ijust learned about you from the Southbridge merchants assoc. and your gig here on June 24th (?). I am the District Governor of Rotary International here in Central MA. We are always looking for help raising monies to help those less fortunate. I think you may be able to lend a dimension! Also if any of your fans/groups etc need help with your “silent auction” ideas, I can help them since thru my Rotary involvement, I can get “sports memoribilia” ON CONSIGNMENT to embellish anyone’s event. Best to call @ 508-764-9200 or e-mail at Carl K
Friday, May 20, 2005 at 12:23:10 (PDT)

Hey, i just saw you in Reading the other night at the UU church. i have known about you for a long time and have your live at the somerville theatre cd so far (but i will get more in the future)… i am from reading although i no longer live there, but when i got your email saying you’d be there, i figured i’d have that be where i saw you first.
anyway, your show was a total emotional rollercoaster. i knew you were funny from what i had heard before seeing you, but i was totally unprepared for how some of your songs, brown eyes shine in particular, would make me so overwhelmed with emotion that i almost had to throw up during the break…. it was an amazing show and i will see you again, so count on meeting me at some point… Jymi Sea

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 14:33:05 (PDT)

hello folk people, i was in attendence at the late dead presidents show in the church of the presidents in quincy mass. it was great, i loved the new material espically the red soxs stuff. we look forward to seeing you at the half moon festival.

sincerly, kevink

Tom Carver
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 17:30:42 (PDT)

Saw your show in Ann Arbor last December. While on vacation next month in your neck of the woods, we’ve already arranged to see your show in Reading, Mass on May 14th. Will bring my brother and his wife from New Hampshire. Can’t wait!

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 21:21:30 (PDT)

I just heard I know What Love Is for the first time today on the Midnight special. What a beautiful song.

Saturday, April 09, 2005 at 14:51:34 (PDT)

…brought my Mom and Dad to the Michigan concert last December in Ann Arbor, they loved it and it was a great evening. They drove up from Cleveland and I was wondering, how about starting up a following in northeast Ohio? I understand Kent State University has a site that you’d be a natural for. Time for Michigan again! Greenwood Coffee House on Friday, May 6th in Ann Arbor and two shows on Saturday north of Detroit!

Take care,

Tom in Michigan

Tuesday, April 05, 2005 at 15:24:12 (PDT)

Hey Don,
Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy your shows. Its amazing how your stories and songs can make me both laugh and cry. Can’t wait for the show in Uxbridge!

Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 04:55:51 (PST)

Don- I’ve heard you for a decade at least on WGBH folk w/ Dick Pleasents and WERS. I was hoping to get the lyrics to: I’m from Lynn, but most importantly :I know what love is. I would like that to give to a seriously ill friend. LOve Ya!

Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 05:47:47 (PST)

Love your work! You crack me up. “I’m From Lynn” hit a chord with me. As a fellow Lynner, I grew up thinking Marshmallow Fluff was one of the 4 major food groups. It is, isn’t it??


Maryn Comer
Friday, March 11, 2005 at 13:19:12 (PST)

I loved the song “I know what love is” and took the time to find out who wrote it. Zoe Montana says “hello” ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thursday, March 03, 2005 at 22:36:13 (PST)

Hey dude, i heard that song, “I know What Love Is” on the radio here in Ann Arbor. Real good stuff. I think it’s cool that you have a soft spot for people in recovery, I’m one of them!
Hope to see you in Ann Arbor soon!
Cheers, E

Peter Gualtieri
Monday, February 07, 2005 at 21:24:04 (PST)

After all these years of listening to Detroit radio, last Saturday was the first time that I heard “I Know Exactly What Love Is” on Pam Rossi’s “Over Easy” radio program. Thanks for providing samples at the ordering site. I prefer the ‘gospel’ version on “Rascal”. It wasn’t easy ordering online (settings and certificates – whatever) but I persisted rather than whimping out and calling the order in. Thank you and my best to you and yours for 2005.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005 at 07:51:28 (PST)

Just wanted you to make a correction under your performance schedule. Your show on Feb. 5, 2005 in Pittsfield lists the wrong phone number for info. The Coffee house at the 1st United Methodist Church is at 55 Fenn St but the phone number listed is incorrect. The number listed belongs to a nice, sweet, older lady whom i have phoned, mistakenly, three times this week to get info. The correct number is: 413-499-0866. The sweet, old lady would probably appreciate it if you could make the correction. In any event, I and 5 great friends look forward to seeing you on the 5th!!

Dennis, Joan, and Brian
Sunday, January 30, 2005 at 10:55:55 (PST)

Thanks for giving us the opportunity to laugh out loud. We thoroughly enjoyed your show at the Lutheran Church last night. We will make a point to see you again.

Valerie Winslow
Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 13:05:31 (PST)

Hey Don, I saw you at the Green Rooster in Worcester, MA last year. Wondering when you will be back. The show was awesome and you were just great. You have the ability to make people laugh and cry at the same time and feel OK about both. Hope to see you again soon.

Diane Marie DeClerck
Friday, January 07, 2005 at 20:38:22 (PST)

Hey Don, I’ve seen you the last four times in MI. The first was in Pontiac and I brought my husband. The second time was in Ann Arbor and I brought my three girlfriends. The third time was again Ann Arbor and I brought my recently injured girlfriend that I’ve known since childhood. She was in a bodybrace and wheelchair. You really made her feel special that night by singing, “Angel in Pieces” and I love you for it. The fourth time was at the Ark and this time I brought my mother, her friend, my husband, brother, and sister-in-law. It was my brother and husband’s birthday and as always, it was GREAT! You’ll always be special in my book ever since I heard you for the first time on WCSX Sunday morning’s over easy show on Father’s Day while driving to church. You sang, “I Know What Love Is.”

Rita M
Friday, January 07, 2005 at 17:05:41 (PST)

I saw u in concert in the summer of 1994 in Lynn Mass. I live in New York City. Can you do a gig in the Tri State Area. I would love to share you with my New York Friends.

Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 13:05:25 (PST)

Congrats Don! Sold out at The Ark in Ann Arbor. What a great night.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 19:48:11 (PST)

Attended the concert at the Ark on Dec.4. It was my 49th Birthday and I brought 8 newcomers including my 18 and 24 year old daughters. They laughed and cried and asked me to invite them to your next Michigan concert. (of course I will buy their ticket!!)

jim buckley
Sunday, December 05, 2004 at 16:13:31 (PST)

we really enjoyed the Ark performance last night. we heard you on csx that morning and decided to come—what a great show!!! Our daughters ar 21 and still in college and STILL AT HOME!!! Guess that’s why we liked it so well.
We hope you sold your 70 cds and return to us in Michigan–next April–soon.

Krisi C @ UMB
Sunday, November 28, 2004 at 13:23:21 (PST)

I caught your member concert today on the radio, and would just like to thank you for augmenting the ever more rare experience of hearing and being excited about (local!) music. I had heard “16 With Me” on the air before (quite funny)but the accapella song you sang afterwards.. “I know what love is.. it’s simple” and the bonds that tie family brought tears to my eyes. (Corny but true.) I hope someone here can tell me the proper title so I can pick it up on CD. “Live from Michigan” is already slated as a Christmas gift for my father. Who apparantly by the way is about the same age from me as yourself and your children.

Cheers and Appreciation

Bernie G
Tuesday, November 09, 2004 at 08:57:12 (PST)

Saw you at a private event last Saturday. Terrific is an understatement. Life’s little truths enveloped in humor and masterful song. Only thing is…you made me cry with your a cappella rendition of “Brown Eyes Shine”…ya bastid!

beth from townsend
Thursday, October 28, 2004 at 04:27:27 (PDT)

Option #4…the red sox WIN the World Series…can you BELIEVE it???!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2004 at 20:58:07 (PDT)

Hi Don,
The Red Sox win it all in four. Might have to write a happy song for that. Can’t wait to see you next time your in Michigan. Sorry about the last post it is a fat finger problem…..
Monday, October 18, 2004 at 14:34:41 (PDT)

I’m watching the Red Sox, missing the Fall colours of New England and trying like hell to remember the words to “Charley and Maureen”. Looking forward to hearing you next time I’m in the area. Cheers!

David Henshaw
Monday, September 27, 2004 at 16:31:53 (PDT)

I’m going to see you Oct. 16 at the Bull Run. I’ve been a fan ever since my daughter, Jeanette, introduced us – and had me in tears at the side of Rte. 9 with your comments about “Heartbeat of Heaven.” She’d made me the tape and neglected to warm me.
I have a special place for those who can do heartfelt and comedy. As Herb Gardber said, “I love working with comedy because when people are laughing they’re listening, and you can tell them anything.”
But it’s “Angel in Pieces” which is my favorite. I’ll be looking forward to hearing it.
It’s my pre-birthday party – my birthday is the following weekend.
Your bookend is Vance Gilbert, the weekend after.
Yours in laughter and peaceful breathing.

Monday, September 13, 2004 at 11:51:04 (PDT)

I just wanted to let you know what transpired this weekend in Taunton Mass. You performed a wonderful show Saturday night,during which you flashed a note on the back of your guitar saying “call your dad”.The following day I was in the presence of a young man who had been abandoned by his father at a young age.Your note brought to light his issues concerning this.He courageously shared this problem with others and received emotional healing. Thank you so much for playing your part in this. I also thank you for the laughs. I damn near peed my pants, you had me laughing so hard! Again, thank you!!! – Joe

Wednesday, September 08, 2004 at 16:53:15 (PDT)

in ANYTHING!!!!:)
Talk to ya soon

Thursday, September 02, 2004 at 14:00:08 (PDT)

I love your music, Don. You bring out emotions in me that I usually stuff. You have helped me get through stuff that my 4th step dredged up. Thanks for lending yourself to be God’s messenger. See you this weekend at S.I.T.S.

Keep reaching for the top, you’ll get there.

Charley Montroll
Saturday, August 28, 2004 at 21:15:38 (PDT)

Hey, Don! S’been a while but I just wanted to catch up with you and wish you and your family all the best.

Back in 1993 or so, Don mentored me in performance skills while I was then zooming around the Naked City Coffeehaus in Cambridge. Don’t know if I’d ever have become a full-time folksinger without his support and willingness to share his experience. So, thanks again, Don!

Affectionately, Charley Montroll

Tom Maletic
Monday, July 26, 2004 at 17:56:15 (PDT)

I just got off the phone with The Michigan Union Ticket Office (734 763-TKTS), who is doing the sales for The Ark in Ann Arbor ( I’ve got tickets for Arlo Guthrie on October 4th and Don White on December 4th. What will it be like to see these two hall of fame performers? Priceless.

Tom in Michigan

brenda mc callum
Saturday, June 26, 2004 at 13:39:53 (PDT)

this is a sincere offer. if you do any private showings in michigan, this summer, we would like to invite you to stay aboard our 36′ sailboat on the clinton river, on lake st. clair. consider it a folk~perk.
i am using your music/musings to get well, i take them like medicine. i play the DVD at least every other day. are there plans to make another one [DVD] when you play the ark? HOW COOL WOULD THAT BE ?
i do believe you’re being given back your youth, for the things you endured, and you articulate it so very well.
p.s. my favorite song? I’M NOT SCARED ANYMORE
we think you’ll enjoy staying aboard CORUBA,
roger & brenda mc callum
(last saw you in ann arbor, may 2004)

brenda mc
Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at 22:13:46 (PDT)

i took your words to brown eyes shine and substituted “HE slammed HIS bedroom door”, and printed the page out, in larger letters, (brown ink, of couse) putting it on my sons beedroom wall, near his bed. amazingly enough, it’s been almost 2 weeks, and his door hasn’t slammed once.
how VERY COOL !!!!

Saturday, June 19, 2004 at 07:15:06 (PDT)

Hey Don! Thanks for making our Relay For Life fundraiser a successful event! You had my sister-in-law laughing and laughing and laughing! Thought I might have to pick her up off the floor!…and, you had my daughter all teary-eyed when you sang her favorite song, “I Know Exactly What Love Is”. Thanks for “Angel In Pieces”…I know my angel will someday fly. You and Lawren were absolutely outstanding (as always) and I can’t wait to see you agian. Thanks again for the fun and success!

Tuesday, June 08, 2004 at 13:18:41 (PDT)

Don, I first heard you on Wmnf–“I know exactly what love is” caught my attention and had me sobbing before it was over, then you sang “be 16 with me” and I laughed til I cried. Couldn’t make your show, but ordered 2 cd’s that get better every time I hear them. Please come back to central Florida.

Monday, June 07, 2004 at 08:25:00 (PDT)

hey donny, i was very excited to hear you were playing at our staff appreciation event, last week. unfortunately, i was unable to attend due to a conflicting schedule. my thoughts were with you, and i’m hearing you were much enjoyed. thanks! love, vicky

Monday, June 07, 2004 at 08:24:56 (PDT)

hey donny, i was very excited to hear you were playing at our staff appreciation event, last week. unfortunately, i was unable to attend due to a conflicting schedule. my thoughts were with you, and i’m hearing you were much enjoyed. thanks! love, vicky

Norman and Libbyn/a
Sunday, June 06, 2004 at 15:09:41 (PDT)

Your Bio is lacking in mentioning what we think were the semenal(sp?) years in Maine. Surely those nights at Dave’s Rest. etc. helped to shape your persona into what it is today. Best to Terry and the kids. Love, Norman

Jesse Casas
Saturday, June 05, 2004 at 19:18:54 (PDT)

Hey Don,

Greetings from Maine.

Peace & love to you and yours.

Tuesday, June 01, 2004 at 08:16:28 (PDT)

From Ann Arbor to Elk Rapids, Don and Lawren you made my weekend. Thanks for the JOY!
Don’s June 2004 newsletter and updated performance schedule is available for viewing at the “Simple and True” web site. Click on the homepage link above to view it.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 17:59:59 (PDT)

Had a GREAT time at the show on Sunday! Really enjoyed myself…laughed till I cried, then just cried then laughed some more. Thank you so much. I work at Third Level Crisis, the organization that is the recipient of funds in memory of Chris Vranich. What a wonderful way to raise some much needed money for the prevention, intervention and “post”-vention of suicide. Thank you again for such an awesome show!

Carey Carlson
Monday, May 17, 2004 at 13:00:28 (PDT)

Well my friend, you did it again, took a little town audience that really had no knowledge of you and wrapped em around your performing heart. The comments I have heard since you sped away in your rental car for the airport have made it clear, you left them wanting more and hoping they can bring others to witness their new find when you perform again. As you do, you left The village of Elk Rapids MI. in better shape than you found it. We were able to raise a couple hundred dollars for The Chris Vranich Fund at Third Level Crisis Center in Traverse City and I got to share my dear friends Don and Lawren with my new home town. Thank You for your friendship, kind words and deeds.

Carey Carlson

Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at 17:53:42 (PDT)

Don’s latest newsletter and updated performance schedule (dated April 19, 2004) can be viewed at the Simple and True web site. Click on the homepage link. Looking forward to seeing Don and Lawren in Michigan in May.

Donna Vilian
Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at 15:53:06 (PDT)

Thanks again so much for singing “Never” in Uxbridge last Saturday nite – and the chorus of the 3 little girls was really a nice touch. Your performance of “I know what love is” (my favorite song of yours)was exceptionally emotionally performed — and the audience really loved it — and the standing ovation only confirmed it. Don, thanks for your talent and making us all think about what your songs and stories are all about.

Katie Culbert
Thursday, April 01, 2004 at 05:34:42 (PST)

I am a youth advisor at the UU Church of Tampa. I organized a youth event to take place the same night as Don’s March show at the church so the parents could stay for the show. The teens stayed for the first part of Don’s show and it was a very special experience for them. Many were crying and all had a great time. It was wonderful to see them all singing about how stoopid they all are. What a great moment. Thank you Don for sharing your music with us. You have gained a whole new gaggle of teen-age groupies.

Monday, March 08, 2004 at 16:20:01 (PST)

My wife, sister-in-law and I were lucky enough to see Don in Tampa last Friday. It was great to see Don in in a place where many in the audience were seing and hearing him for the first time. The crowd was very enthusiastic and the show was great. It was truly touching when the audience sang him “Happy Birthday”.
Oh, by the way, the weather was good too.

Monday, March 01, 2004 at 12:22:02 (PST)

“Don’s Not Quite Spring Yet Newsletter” issued February 29, 2004 can be viewed at the “Simple and True” web site. Click on the homepage link above to read it.

Shirley Whitakermsn
Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 13:16:19 (PST)

Hi i am a promoter of the night drifters bluegrass festival in Detroit, maine on rte 220, the featival date is June 11-13th, we have 10 bands performing on our new stage outside.please contact or or for more infomation

Tuesday, February 03, 2004 at 08:15:02 (PST)

Hi Don! i’m doing a research project for my computer class on you and i cant find a couple things. i need to know what your birthday is and(if its not too personal) your yearly earnings. I love your music so much. i sang one ‘I know what love is” for mt chorus class and my teacher almost cried. Cant wait for your next CD

Beth from Townsend
Monday, February 02, 2004 at 05:06:47 (PST)

Wow…what a night in Londonderry! Sometimes I have such a great time that I just can’t stand it! Thanks for letting it pour out of ya again…I was smiling all the way home!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 11:04:04 (PST)

“Don’s New Ice Age Newletter” issued January 16, 2004 can be viewed at the “Simple and True” web site. Click on the homepage link above to read it.

Helena from Macomb
Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 08:23:15 (PST)

When will you be in Pontiac? We have converted some more normal people to the Don White “insanity, with a good foundation in love” side of the road. Ann Arbor is a bit of a trek, hope you will be closer in May. ok we’ll whine beg and grovel, please please please?

Wednesday, January 07, 2004 at 05:12:20 (PST)

Hi Don,

Thank you (again) for your wonderful performance last night. (Don’tcha just love hearing those words?) I know it took a bit for the audience to warm up, but they came through for a bunch of engineers.
Sorry I wasn’t able to help you pick from the ‘Magic Wish List’ as I was cash-impaired at the time. BUT! I went on-line this morning and bought 1 copy of everything. Will most definitely catch one of your up-coming shows (and will bring a few friends to spread the joy).
You are a treasure. Thank you.

Kymme McCormack/Bobby Wood
Friday, January 02, 2004 at 06:13:45 (PST)

I told you I would not forget. Listen I was sitting here this morning and I thought I would take a look at your sight————AWESOMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I love the story about your daughter and her homework. What a great idea to have someone narrate your work. It has sold me to go to your show including your day to day reminding me that I have not gone to your show. I have printed your shedule and looking forward in seeing one of them. Is it children friendly??? Ages 7 and 10???? Let me know ASAP!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2003 at 07:24:59 (PST)

Don, I just wanted to thank you for signing on to open the Arlo Guthrie show on February 15. All your friends at Greater Marlboro Programs are looking forward to seeing/hearing you again.

Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at 19:04:45 (PST)

don, just wanted to tell you, i saw your show in pittsfield,ma at a coffee house and you were the best #1 all the way !!!! i came to you’re site to find another show i can attend. cant wait, i’ll see you on jan. 10 in green field. p.s. dont ever stop doing what you do !!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at 14:17:00 (PST)

I have been to three of your shows with my mom, most recently your December 12, 2003 in Ann Arbor. Your music touches on the important areas of life, helping me put my life into perspective. This last show kept me grounded during a hectic time. You and Lauren are very talented, and I hope you both continue to spread happiness like you do. Geeze, does your son have a girlfriend? Haha! Can’t wait to see you agian!

charles&susan sheehantestimonials
Thursday, December 11, 2003 at 11:25:59 (PST)

We wer married on Sept.14th this year and wanted to have Don perform instead of a DJ or band. We did get a lot of flackfrom my wife’s familyand even from some of her friends. But we held our ground and could not be happier we did. After the vows were exchanged we had about 45 minutes to mingle drink Prosecco (an Italian sparkler that is better than champagne) and nibble on some passed appetisers. Then the moment of truth….Everyone was floored by Don’s show. My brothers and sister literally had shiny cheeks from the tears of laughter that Don induced. They all could relate to his stories about raising teenagers. Their kids , however,didn’t think being the subject of Don’s humor was funny even if what he was saying was right on ! We had a friend who has an Audio/Visual Studio film the show and I am giving Don a copy of the DVD to keep in his archives and/or to use as a sales tool to people considering hiring him for a wedding or family gatherings. We also hope that all my nieces and nephews will see that it is OK to have a different format at a wedding and that they don’t have to stick to the standard ritual.

Joe Mancuso
Friday, November 28, 2003 at 22:44:55 (PST)

Hello Don

Just letting you know that with, I’m spreading the word about your upcoming gig in Swampscott, MA.
Your hometown, Lynn, MA is awaiting your arrival.

Tom from Macomb
Wednesday, November 05, 2003 at 07:46:07 (PST)

Hi Don
We’re waiting in great anticipation for your 13DEC03 show at the Greenwood. We are celebrating my wifes birthday. She will be … mature. Being faithful listeners of Matt Watrobas, we have gotten to hear your music a lot and getting to see you in person will be the best. Thanks for doing what you do.

Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 06:55:33 (PDT)

Sorry Don…but i’m a Yankee’s fan. The minute i saw that knuckleballer come out in relief i knew the Bosox were coooked. Didnt’ matter that the Bronk boys couldnt’ hit him the first time they faced him as a starter. It was your story in Option 3 that cursed them. I knew the second he came out that that game would become another updated part of your story. Looking forward to the shows at the Greenwood.

Beth from Townsend
Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 05:25:51 (PDT)

Speaking of “Option Number 3″…how about that knuckleballer???!!!! Go Sox!

Ken ODonnell
Monday, October 13, 2003 at 21:10:42 (PDT)

Hey Don,Just listened to “Little Niches”& in my opion “Option Number Three” hits Larry&Franny right on.The whole CD reminds me of a cross between Arlo Guthrie&Frank Zappa.Keep going,your headingin the right direction.Congradulations on 25 yrs. of marrage? Sorry,I left without saying good-bye& good luck.Until we meet again,may you suceed beyond your dreams.Just remember,You are what you is. Ken

Monday, October 13, 2003 at 05:36:17 (PDT)

If you aren’t receiving Don’s newsletters because your internet service provider considers it spam, you can read the October 2003 newsletter at the ‘Simple and True’ web site. Click on my homepage to go there.

Lora from Michigan
Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 15:42:33 (PDT)

Dear Don,
We enjoyed your interview and performance on WUMB just a few minites ago. (We were listening on the computer.)

So, Michigan is near Montana and we needed an interpreter here in Ann Arbor ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, my mother wants it in writing that someone raised us right out here . . . and with manners!

We will not get tired of you as long as you keep it real.

Amanda (worcester)n/a
Thursday, August 21, 2003 at 15:28:12 (PDT)

I’m just kind of confused about the order of your gig dates on this website. They don’t tell you the year. I guess I am to assume that they are only displaying the current year. In other words… Is Don playing sober in the sun w/ the loomers in 2003? Or is this just old info. Please, someone inform me.
Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 16:37:41 (PDT)

Hi Don,
I met you today at your “day job” and your personality prompted me to investigate your website and listen to your reviews.

Nice job ! I am impressed ! All I can say is “You Dont’t have to keep your day job!”

You are very funny and talented !

Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 06:53:40 (PDT)

If you aren’t receiving Don’s newsletters because your internet service provider considers it spam, you can read the July 2003 newsletter at the ‘Simple and True’ web site. Click on my homepage to go there.

Fulana DeTal
Saturday, July 12, 2003 at 19:30:07 (PDT)

I heard your song “I know exactly what love is” tonight on KTEP. I feel like I got hit upside the head with a shovel. Ow. More.

Monday, July 07, 2003 at 09:21:12 (PDT)

Saw your show in Ann Arbor on May 30th and loved it! My brother bought tickets for eight family members and promised us we would really enjoy your show, and we did.

Thank you for playing Sense of Humor at his request. My father passed away in April and shortly after that my brother played your song for me. Now, every time I hear this song it reminds me of my Dad and that he continues to be a part of my life. See you in December!
Tuesday, July 01, 2003 at 07:10:40 (PDT)

Don, Lynn owes you big time! So does folk music. You’ve single-handedly raised both up a visible notch. Love to hear you on WUMB. Now about Naheant… could you please maybe let some of them breathe?

Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 06:37:06 (PDT)

Does anyone have (or know of a link to) the guitar chords, and/or piano music, to Don’s songs? I am especially interested in “Little Bird”. My daughter just graduated from college and I want to learn it on either instrument and play it for her.

Greg Kokko
Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 18:56:14 (PDT)

I had heard your song “I know exactly what love is”, on an early Sunday morning radio show in Detroit and I could not get the song out of my head. The only other songwriter that has made such an impact on me is Pete Townshend.

His songs will always have a place, however, your music and words hit a bit closer to the heart. My wife and I, my brother and his wife came to the show in Pontiac. Though none of us new what to expect, all of us were very moved by your show. You will be seeing us on December 12th.

Saturday, June 07, 2003 at 19:51:09 (PDT)

Hi Don, I got corrupted in MI, what can I say? Saw both the Green Wood and Pontiac shows and the only music going through my head since then is yours. You made me laugh, you touched my heart, and gave me great joy with your music. You are a dynamite entertainer. We’ve got to work on getting you to New York, people here don’t know what they’re missing. Thanks for adding more joy to an already joyful vacation with my family.

Thursday, June 05, 2003 at 14:21:13 (PDT)

Heard “Be Sixteen With Me! What a great message and opportunity for parents and teens. I ordered the cd to use in our “nurturing program” at the Child Abuse and Neglect Council. It will help the parents and teens to understand their roles in a very posiive, humorous manner. Great job! I think your music may provide even more insight.

~The Wizard
Thursday, June 05, 2003 at 13:08:22 (PDT)

Don and Lawren,

I just wanted to thank you (again) for another wonderful evening in Pontiac. It is always such a thrill to see the spectrum of emotion that cross the faces of even your most long time fans! We can’t wait until next time. Hope you had a safe trip back!

Tuesday, June 03, 2003 at 07:08:02 (PDT)

Don: Saw your Pontiac Show on 05/31, and it was *wonderful*! I’ve been attempting to see your shows in MI over the last 2 years, and I could kick myself for not finding the time. Thank you so much for showing us that this world does not have to be such a cynical place!

Monday, June 02, 2003 at 08:18:53 (PDT)

I was at your May 31st Concert and laughed until my sides hurt. What you sing and tell about is so real. That’s a rare thing in ‘corporate America’. I’m telling my family and friends about you. Live music lives! See you in December!

Monday, June 02, 2003 at 08:03:00 (PDT)

Hi Don, I am in MI on vacation to visit my family, I’ve been held captive and had to listen to all your CD’s (every single one!) until I couldn’t wait to see you live. I went to the Green Wood and the Pontiac shows…thanks for the wonderful, funny, emotional experience! I hope you can get to New York City one day soon! I will definitely be there. You’re a special person and a true entertainer.

Monday, June 02, 2003 at 04:36:14 (PDT)

That was an AWESOME show in Pontiac!! My mom and I had a GREAT time and we can’t wait till you come back to this area, so we can bring the whole family!!

Diane DeClerck
Sunday, June 01, 2003 at 16:23:07 (PDT)

Hey Don, you old hippie! You’re the only reason I got to your show last night in Pontiac. Thank you so much for putting on such a great show! Now I’m hooked and have to make it to the next one in Ann Arbor in December. I’ll bring along some friends this time.
Even though I’m an older hippie than you, my children are just “tweens,” but we are already going through the same kind of problems (slamming doors, losing arguments, etc.) You really brought back memories from my high school years (1971-1974) with the 8-track, smokin’ doobies, sneakin’ out of the window, hitchhikin’, etc. You have a great way of being funny and heartfelt serious at the same time! I came away from the performance wiser and able to laugh at the hard times in life. You put it into perspective. Thanks.

Joe Johnson
Sunday, June 01, 2003 at 15:32:34 (PDT)


I saw your show at Green Wood church on May 30th and I was both moved and had pains from laughing so much. Thank you for your music. As I told you that night by the door, I feel your songs have helped me be a better father. You remind us of what really matters in life. Your kids are blessed to have you, and now you’ve touched my daughter as well. Abby, my daughter, won’t let me listen to “I Know Exactly What Love Is” with her around because we both start crying. I fiddle around with guitar myself. Is there any way I could purchase sheet music of your songs to tinker with?


Eric Folsom
Saturday, May 31, 2003 at 21:08:45 (PDT)

Hey Don, I just got home from the Pontiac Show on 5-31. I attended the last show here as well and brought 2 people with me, tonight I brought 6 and all I heard was I can’t wait until he comes back. I hope that there is a way for you to continue playing this venue it is great!Anyhow I just wanted to let you know that it was a great show and we’ll see ya on Dec. 12, Can’t wait, Eric

Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 17:41:07 (PDT)

ok i hit enter to soon so i sent a blank message but i wanted to say I LOVE THE SONG BROWN EYES SHINE! and Don White is a great song writer ill never forget that song even when im old and lose my memory i will remember that song and im going to try so hard to go to 1 of your concerts and hope that u sing it

Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 17:38:59 (PDT)

Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 09:03:55 (PDT)

I was at The concert on Friday night at the theatre in sommerville and it was great. I’ve thought of a get rich quick scheme for Don and Jimmy. Knowing full well that “big brother” is watching us, maybe he could keep track of how many ‘repeat offenders’ use Don’s and Jimmy’s catch phrases. I myself have started many adult to teenager conversations with…”I don’t mean to oppress you but…” Additionally, I can’t count the number of times when I am just about to blow my logic chip and my inner theme music begins to play, “A Little More Love” All Don and Jimmy have to do is collect royalties from people like me and then you’ll both be living in the Tajhma Hall!

Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 07:47:07 (PDT)

If you aren’t receiving Don’s newsletters because your internet service provider considers it spam, you can read the May 2003 newsletter at the ‘Simple and True’ web site. Click on my homepage to go there.

Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 14:41:40 (PDT)

Don will be performing 2 or 3 numbers in the Green Wood Saturday 5 pm worship service on Sat, May 17. Green Wood, 1001 Green Rd, Ann Arbor, Mi. 734-665-8558.

Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 12:43:12 (PDT)

CD Freedom is now carrying Don’s newest CD: “Live In Michigan”.

Friday, April 25, 2003 at 17:16:34 (PDT)

For all the Michigan ‘Repeat Offenders’: Information about Don White’s Detroit radio interviews on May 17, 2003 is posted in his ‘Gigs’ schedule on his web site. Don’s April 2003 Newsletter has recently been added to his web site. Stop by my home page if you would like to read Don’s previous newsletters from 2003.

Saturday, April 12, 2003 at 22:02:18 (PDT)

It’s midnight, and I have just finished putting to bed 10, 12, and 14 year old kids who I brought with me to your Greenfield, Mass show at St. James tonight. You won us all over, several times- I know “psycho mom” is gonna get thrown in my face pretty soon! Your story about your daughter’s crinkly folding door struck home, and sparked animated conversation on the way home, especially about how good it feels to slam a door on a parent. (I used to do this a lot as a kid, and once I slammed it so hard the door stop came loose and the nails holding it ended up in the edge of the door, and I was stuck inside my room until rescued by the very parent I slammed it against.) But I really wanted to write and tell you about our 12 year old (who has been saying “You can’t tell me what to do!” at the top of his lungs repeatedly since the age of 4), who has an old serape for a door until we get around to redoing the entrance to his room. He’s been posting various “STAY OUT” signs on his door, with wonderfully expressive sentiments and mispelled words, that he hopes will scare us all away, but the “piece de resistance” is his recent addition of spikes -20 penny nails – poking through the serape, at just the right height to hit our faces if we aren’t careful to brush aside the serape with an arm before entering. When he stomps off to his room, I know he’d love to slam a door, but absent that the spikes at least give him the illusion of protection against our intrusions. In contrast, I was amused to find him “laying in wait” outside his younger brother’s door tonight, to make sure I didn’t skip his room on my good night circuit. Oh, the contradictions in our children that sometimes are so absurd, and yet so normal. Thanks for a delightful evening.

Saturday, April 12, 2003 at 07:50:38 (PDT)

Just wanted to alert all Don White’s Michigan fans that Don will be doing a radio interview with Pam Rossi from WCSX (94.7 FM) in Detroit on May 17, 2003. Her shows airs from 6:00 am until noon. I will post again if I can get a better idea of what time Don will be on Pam’s “OverEasy” Program. The web site is:
Since Carey Carlson is no longer broadcasting in the Detroit area, give Pam a listen and request some Don White songs. Also, Matt Watroba plays Don’s songs. He can be found on WDET (101.9 FM) from noon to 3:oo pm on Saturdays. Matt’s web site is:
Have a “Great Day”!
Tuesday, April 01, 2003 at 09:09:28 (PST)

P.S., my husband’s name is Rick Watson.
Tuesday, April 01, 2003 at 09:08:38 (PST)

Don — my husband is a more recent, but very big fan of yours. We are coming to see you at Capos in Lowell on April 5, 2003. If you have a moment in the show, would you wish him a happy birthday? Many thanks!

Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at 21:34:42 (PST)


we are recent refugees from the detroit area, now enjoying the warm, sunny life in Jacksonville, fl. We’ve loved your unique music and humor for several years now, and intend to share the experience with our new friends here. Have you ever thought of coming down here ? I know there a a lot of folks here who would love you. and besides, after hearing about Lynn, you would feel right at home! keep up the great work and really looking forward to the new cd. Roger and Brenda

Ram Das
Saturday, March 08, 2003 at 23:18:24 (PST)

Still Here.

Jan TjernlundNot famous enough for one yet
Saturday, March 08, 2003 at 07:19:03 (PST)

We have been fans for about four years-In June,2002 we saw you at the Greenwood Coffee House in Ann Arbor, MI. My husband had a small stroke during your concert (emphasis on small) but attributed his balance problem to being tired, sitting too long etc. I took him to ER next morning aand he had a new audience for all his jokes. Thought you would like to know that someone really did have his brain bleeding (your story of your daughter-homework. Also-FYI
I requested you to be a guest on the Prairie Home Companion (visit website-then register in the chatterbox cafe) Maybe some of your other fans can visit site and affirm my request.
Now that Fred is not with us on earth-I want to tell you that I like you just the way you are.

Joe Vesey
Monday, March 03, 2003 at 09:58:20 (PST)

Hi Don, I took my family to see you Saturday night in “Lynn West”. My two girls were the ones upfront to your right. They love you and your music and were thrilled to see you perform. My youngest was the one singing her heart out during your “I know exactly what love is” Hope you didn’t mind. Best wishes, we will be around to see again real soon.

Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 15:18:03 (PST)

Hey Don just thought I’d let you know that I played Pshyco Mom and Dad on my radio show last week and a woman called in to ask me about it so I directed her to your website. She said the song described her Mother-in-law perfectly, hope I got you a new groupie, I’ll see you in Sturbridge.

Patrick Mannion
Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 10:06:08 (PST)

Hi Don, My dad loves your songs, he enjoys Folk. Me and him live in Lynn also. Heh. And I escipally love the song “I’m From Lynn, What Can I Say?”. I hope it becomes the City Song someday. And when Napster was around it was on there, However for some reason after it died and we moved to KaZaa, It wasnt there. Maybe some of the Don White who had that song said, Well, Napster is gone. What are we going to do now. But who knows If
I hope do find it on there one day.


Gregory Aughey
Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 01:13:59 (PST)

Was wondering if you were gonna bring your show out west to perhaps Tucson, Arizona? Hope it’s possible!

Barbara Goodwin
Sunday, February 02, 2003 at 13:57:08 (PST)

Hi Don – Saw your performance on Malden local TV station last night and wish my daughter could have enjoyed it. She has 2 girls, 12 and 16 and your take-off on living with teenagers was TOO funny. Wish I had a video of that one.
The whole show was great.

Donna Vilian
Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 16:22:49 (PST)

Hi Don:

Seeing you perform last nite in Londonderry was really a special treat. With all the cold weather that has been around us – it was so nice to to relax and enjoy the warmth of your stories and songs. Your new song is great…and just wanted to tell you so. See you at the Green Rooster in March.


Rob Chevalier
Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 09:27:10 (PST)

Dear Don,
My sister is getting married this Summer and I thought your song would be perfect for the father and daughter dance. I cry everytime I hear “I know exactly what love is.” I have been trying to find your CD for about six months now and I just couldn’t remember what station and the people in the music store had no answers. I would lust like to thank you for such an awesome song and good luck in the future,
Robert John Chevalier II

Diane I.
Monday, January 06, 2003 at 17:32:47 (PST)

Don, we think you’re great, my husband and I. Our sons (ages 7 and 12) can’t help but think so too. The 7-year-old and I somehow starting singing the song “Stupid” (which set him off into know those contagious ones where you can’t help but grin foolishly when you hear ’em). Well, anyway, I decided to get out your CD: Brown Eyes Shine on which “Stupid” is Track #2 to see if the lyrics were in the inside sleeve. BUmmer, no lyrics. Where can I get ALL the lyrics to ALL of your songs so my little guy can read/sing along? Thanks! ~Diane~

Monday, January 06, 2003 at 11:40:26 (PST)

Hello Don,
I wanted to thank you for your magic way with words. You have a way of lifting spirits!
You have inspired me…I am finally pursuing one my dreams. I am stumbling towards playing the guitar!
See you next time around in MI!

Brendan Crighton
Wednesday, December 04, 2002 at 19:15:55 (PST)

I’m from Lynn what can I say? I heard your song just the other day. The lyrics were funny and all were true. Me and my friends would like to meet you.

Looking foward to seeing you play in the City of Sinn,
Brendan Crighton

Saturday, November 16, 2002 at 08:56:50 (PST)

I saw you for the first time in Pontaic on Nov. 9th. WOW,What a great show! My girlfriend Jayne & I look forward to seeing you back in Mich. next year. The CD should be great. At least it sounded that way from where we were sitting.
Keep up the good work. Rick & Jayne.

Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 16:03:17 (PST)

What a terrific weekend seeing two Don White shows in Pontiac, Michigan. Friday night at The Lafayette Grande was almost a full house, and Saturday night’s show was sold out. Both shows were recorded for a new CD. Don sang “Great Big Heart” (his newest number) and the expanded version of “Sense of Humor”. He also did his songs, “The Painter”, “Breathing” and “Rascal” (there were a lot of canine’s in the audience). He read some pieces, “She Sings Me to Sleep with Laughter” and “My Heritage”. I hope they all make it on the new CD. If you ever have the opportunity to see Don White do a live show, you will be thoroughly entertained and as Carey Carlson, (Detroit DJ) said: “You will leave the show a better person”. Don White’s magic can do that for you.

Monday, November 11, 2002 at 07:02:54 (PST)

I went to your show Saturday night in Pontiac, MI. This time (my 4th)I brought my mother and my 8 year old daughter. Your music crosses all borders and generations. We loved it! Unfortunately, Amy was soooo sleepy that we couldn’t stay until the end but I heard you Sunday morning with Carrie and really wished we could have stayed for “I Know What Love Is”, next time. Keep up the wonderful shows, your fans are always there!

Sunday, November 10, 2002 at 09:44:34 (PST)

I saw your show on Friday in Pontiac Michigan. It was a great time. I brought a friend with me who had no idea who you were, describing your music was not easy, but now you have a new fan. Last year you came to town around the holidays and sang on Carrie’s show a song I would love to have a copy of “Lets do Christmas right” do you Know which song I mean, something about howl like the holly? If you know which song I mean please email me.

Eric Folsom
Sunday, November 10, 2002 at 06:19:33 (PST)

I just saw Don for the first time on 11-8 in Pontiac Mich. I heard “I know what love is ” driving down the road on WDET one day and had to find out who this guy was. I bought “Two Vagabonds” and that was it. Anyway I took my wife and two friends {who claimed to not like folk music, but reluctantly agreed to go} and a great time was had by all. Before we left all of us had bought numerous cd’s and I am on-line now to see when the next show in the area will be. Love to Don and Family, Thanks !

Monday, November 04, 2002 at 06:40:11 (PST)

Still smiling after seeing Don do two shows in Chicago. On Sunday, he sparkled, shined and exploded his special magic at The Old Town School of Folk Music where he opened for Folk Diva, Christine Lavin. The American Airlines concert hall was a beautiful theater with great acoustics, a great sound system and Don used it to the max. On Saturday, his performance at The Lutheran Church of the Ascension was a great preview of things to come next weekend in Michigan as he entertained and showcased a few of my favorite Don White songs in preparation for the recording session at The Lafayette Grande Ballroom. Don – “Thank you for the music”.

Matt McCarty
Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 09:06:47 (PST)

We met about a year ago when you played at the MAEDS conference in northern Michigan. I’ve got a whole gang coming to see the Saturday show in Pontiac (11/9). We’re all looking forward to a great show. Psyche up!


Donna & Alan
Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 17:37:15 (PDT)

Hi Don:

We just got thru looking at the DVD — and we think it’s really great. We have 2 copies…one to watch, and one to share with others. And, it really does feel like you’re in the audience at a concert. If anyone is thinking about getting the DVD — get it, and you’ll be glad you did. Great job, Don.
Donna & Alan

William Poole
Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 09:57:17 (PDT)

Thank you for your schedule. I note that you are not playing in Lynn or other nearby locations. You always draw big time in Lynn and I enjoy the evening there.

Hope you do not forget your “roots”.

Bill a fan from Beverly

Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 06:49:52 (PDT)

Have you seen Don’s DVD? Its awesome! You can order it from CD Freedom. Also wanted to mention that Don will be performing at The Lafayette Grande Ballroom in Pontiac, Michigan on Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th. The show starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets and info are available at

Monday, October 07, 2002 at 06:44:00 (PDT)

I had the pleasure of seeing Don at his show in Scituate on October 4 th. I enjoyed his stories, humor and music. It was a shame that more people did not attend to witness such a fine performer. Any parent of a teenager or soon-to-be teenager needs to attend one of Don’s performances. He gets you to laugh at normal everyday “stuff”.

Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 15:21:08 (PDT)

A very sincere thank you for two songs in particular which grab my heart: Breathing and I Know Exactly What Love Is. It seems that at certain times in my life, I am drawn back to my Don White CD’s for a good cry and some perspective. (thanks for the laugh tracks too!)
For me, Breathing reminds me to stop the day to day hustle and celebrate my marriage to my soulmate.
And, like many before me, I Know Exactly What Love Is is a source of comfort as my family accepts the situation with my ailing grandmother.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for using your talents to create such wonderful works.

Zoe and Neil
Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 17:19:00 (PDT)

We’ve known you now for about 6 years and Zoe now understands the meaning of the words to “Lijah the Precocious Orchard Queen” (which she sang out loud at home and in public when she was just a little girl, not yet understanding what she was saying.) We just wanted to say hello, how ya doin? and we look forward to seeing you again. Say hello to Lawren for us. It’s amazing how far you’ve come, keep up the awesome work!!

Love, Zoe and Neil

Friday, September 20, 2002 at 11:57:41 (PDT)

Hey Don
Just thought you’d be glad to hear that you are getting airplay on 91.1 WJJW Mass College Radio, it’s my college’s radio station and I always play you at least once a show. Today I played “Pshyco Mom and Dad” and I sent it out to David because he goes here too but I don’t think he heard. Oh well, keep up the amazing music and I will see you Sunday.

Monday, September 16, 2002 at 17:01:38 (PDT)

I don’t know who you are or why your website is open on our receptionist’s computer. Your odd messages are confusing. I am going home now.

Monday, September 16, 2002 at 07:14:33 (PDT)

Hey everybody,
I found this site while looking for the lyrics to “i know exactlly what love is”, and I still haven’t found a complete lyric sheet. I’ve also been to about seven CD stores in search of the CD. I was hoping that someone reading this could help me out. I supposed to perform the song a a monolouge for my college theater class, and i would prefer using the whole song, rather than the chopped version i got off of the simple and true website. So if you find the time…my e-mail is It really means alot to me. Thank-you.

Gary Boomer
Friday, September 13, 2002 at 10:24:15 (PDT)

I heard a GREAT LIVE version of Rascal last Sunday on WCSX FM 94.7 in Detroit. When I emailed Pam Rossi she directed me to your website. I already have ALL the albums (CD’s) you offer and that version is NOT on any of them. Where can it be had? Or is what they played one of those infamous “bootleg” things I heard has been plaguing the industry for years?

Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 19:43:26 (PDT)

I’m thinking about hearing “the 20th century squirrell” at the LEO Building in Lynn well, let’s just say…some years back.
And now…look at where you are, Don!
Your hard work, and perserverance has been a powerful example for me. I thank you.
I’m volunteering at Sober In The Sun, and i look forward to seeing you there.
Take care and stay healthy.,
Love ya…Denise Houde.

Peter Parchesky
Monday, August 19, 2002 at 06:14:53 (PDT)

Don, Thanks for a wonderful performance at our surprise party. Your music has been a huge part of our recovery. Having a private show was a dream come true. It was amazing to share the Don White experience with our closest family and friends. We’ve never seen our families laugh that much. Your gift is truly priceless. Thank You!!

Pete + Denise

Thursday, August 08, 2002 at 09:28:33 (PDT)

Don, Thank you for putting on a great performance at the Tatnuck Bookseller Sunday, August 4 to benefit the Devereux School. We appreciate your efforts to make this fundraiser a success.

Alan & Donna
Tuesday, August 06, 2002 at 11:23:39 (PDT)

Hi Don:

Thanks for bringing your “magic” to the Tatnuck Bookseller on Sunday nite. For the people in the audience who were seeing you for the first time–it was evident they were happy to be there. And for the “repeat offenders” …thanks for doing what you do so well” — thanks for all the laughter and inspiration.

Seal Girl
Monday, July 01, 2002 at 20:05:04 (PDT)

Who are you?

Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 18:33:07 (PDT)


Dea Chesnutt
Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 19:10:46 (PDT)

Last week we had to put my 85 year old father in a nursing home. His memory comes and goes. Just yesterday (Saturday 6/8) while driving to see him I was listening to “Folks Like Us” program on Michigan Public Radio and I heard “I know exactly what love is”. Of course, I cried because I’m the little girl who waited for her Dad to come home from work. And now he can no longer hold me. I have to “parent” him. Through the tears, I really loved the song. Thank you so much for writing such a lovely piece that moved me at this time in my life. At 58 years old, I’m still the ‘little girl’ but now I miss the dad of my heart and memories. He is still with me and I am cherishing each moment I have with him…even the ones when he is somewhere else in his mind. I hope that one day you will put the words on your home page. I am going to obtain your CD’s so I can enjoy your music often. Thank you so much for blessing my day on Saturday.

Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 10:28:59 (PDT)

I was listening to you read a story that you wrote, today on the radio. I think you have a great talent with words. And I hope to hear more. Thank You !!

Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 08:34:55 (PDT)

Hello Mr. White,
Just a quick note of appreciation for your song “I Know What Love Is”. My 5yr. old daughter, Sarah Jane, runs across the house whenever she hears the song. I have installed the song to the computer and every day we listen to it. Sarah sits on my lap, hugging me, and sings along with the song. She calls it her “daddy song”. It is the only song to ever make her cry. She chokes up when she sings “..and God picks her up and He holds her..”
Thank you Mr. White, your song has become a very touching part of our life.
Tim A. Brock

Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 08:11:52 (PDT)

Just wanted to alert all the Don White fans to the promotion being held at Register to win a copy of Don’s CD “Little Niche”. Good luck to all. Just a reminder – tickets are now on sale for Don’s shows in Michigan in Ann Arbor at the Greenwood Coffe House on June 7th, and in Pontiac at the Lafayette Grande Ballroom on June 8th. More information is available at under “Venue Web Ring”.

Lisa Marie
Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 20:19:32 (PDT)

Greetings Don,
Another fabulous performance at the Green Rooster Coffee House in Worcester! We had the front row seats behind the tables. I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed your song for your friend Jackie. It was very touching and put things so simply. Will that be available anytime soon? I only wished that you had sung I Know Exactly What Love Is. Next time right! And congrats again on your son’s upcoming COLLEGE GRADUATION, I too am the first in my family. Thank you again, peace
Lisa Marie

Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 08:30:10 (PDT)

Hi Don, Hoping your day is going well and that you have decided to get her the Volvo.
Your visits and trueness with the spiritual and heartful songs are looked forward to at all our events. Looking forward to seeing/hearing/and sharing your energies at the upcoming Half Moon Sober Festival this coming labor day weekend at Ragged mtn in NH
Till Soon, Know you are loved. Steve B.

Beth from Townsend
Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 03:46:24 (PDT)

Arggg…I’m quite distraught that I missed the video clips in Haverill last Friday. Mike & I were flying back from our vacation. I hope I get another chance! By the way…I’ve always been quite anxious when it comes to flying and your voice through my headphones helped alot…thanks again!!!!!
Have fun in Florida

Saturday, April 06, 2002 at 11:42:59 (PST)

The video clip of your Watertown show was great! I can’t wait until the video comes out. The book of prose sounds great too.

Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 16:54:13 (PST)

Happy Birthday!

Monday, March 04, 2002 at 22:01:26 (PST)

Don,I cry every time I hear I Know What Love Is. The problem is Iam a 6’2 250lb. police officer for a city next to Detroit. I have to hide when in my patrol car. Saw you twice in Pontiac, please return. P.S. Your songs are the most touching, soul pleasing and tear producing that I have ever heard.

Cherie Quinlan
Monday, February 25, 2002 at 06:57:56 (PST)

Good Morning Don,
I think it is wonderful that you are going full speed ahead with your music. It doesn’t get much better than being able to make money at the thing you love most. Be grateful that you have your day job. The only reason I am able to write you this morning because good jobs are so scarce right now. So, my job is to find a job and let me tell you it’s a tough market out there.
Over the years you have made me cry, made me laugh and made me think a little more thoughtfully about the people around me and human beings in general. I first heard you on the Emerson College radio station singing I Know Exactly What Love Is. I was balling in my car (thank God I was in a parking lot so I didn’t have to worry about seeing the road!!!) and truly thought it was one of the most beautiful songs I’d ever heard.
You have loyal following because of your honesty. The only other place I find this is at the 12-Step groups in our area. It’s quite refreshing. Keep it up!

Love to you and your family,
Cherie Q.

Monday, February 25, 2002 at 05:30:42 (PST)


Congratulations on your new freedom! You deserve it, and we get more of you!!!

Good luck, and may God’s spirit continue to shine upon you.

Jim Somers
The First Congregational Church of Rowley
(yea, we’re the one’s with the sphosticated stage lights…)

Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 06:07:50 (PST)

Just wanted to pass on some information. Carey Carlson from Alice’s Restaurant and The Third web site is giving away Don White’s CD “Little Niche”. You have to register to win. You already own that CD! Register anyway, if you win it, give it to someone who needs some “Joy” in their life. The Simple and True web site is featuring a new page based on Don White’s song “Blue Uniform”. I hope you will stop by my homepage and check it out. Have a “Great Day”.

Saturday, February 09, 2002 at 17:31:03 (PST)

Greetings from Michigan! Found your web ring on ! Can’t wait to see your show again in June! C’Ya Spankie’s

Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 14:20:45 (PST)

Lou from CD Freedom called me today at home and will send the cd out tomorrow. I can’t tell you how much this means to my cousin’s fiance to dance with her dad to this song… Thanks to Lou for his enthusiasm and for getting me this CD…Janey

Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 19:07:25 (PST)

Don, I talked to you earlier in December. I have tried to get a copy of acoustic alliance with the song I know what love is… Here is my concern, my cousin is getting married in May and that is the song for the father/daughter dance. This Cd freedom site won’t get back with me, I am getting nervous that I won’t get it in time for the wedding. Any ideas? Do you have any idea how incredible that song is? Do they really make men like you who believe in life and love like that? I hope so.. It gives me faith, maybe I will finally find my soulmate.
Please help me get a copy of this song.

Dan Centers
Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 05:25:16 (PST)

The song I know what love is, is one of the best I’ve heard. Detroit loves you Don

Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 10:36:01 (PST)

Don – Love your work – heard you last year at The Grey Goose in Londonderry and looking forward to the show there again Jan. 26th. FYI- I receive a AAA magazine that has an Arts calendar that you might wish to consider getting into. The one I receive is for VT, NH & ME (Northern New England Journey) – I would imagine they probably have a different one for MA. They want items 6 months in advance and the listings are not inconsistent with your style – check it out at calendar listings and/or email to and mention “calendar” in subject line. Whatever promotes your messages of love, healing, joy and fun !! Love Ya!

gina gibson
Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 06:25:52 (PST)

saturday morn I was driving to work and listening to the best radio station (wcsx!!!) there is and a song came on. By the time I parked my car I was brought to tears, not just tears but drops of rain!! The song was “I know exactly what love is”. Thank you for putting into words what I feel everyday that I breathe. I do thank God for bringing love into my life because without it you are not alive!!!I have 2 beautiful kids made out love. I met my husband of 19 years in ga. and we got married 70+ days later–yeah i know exactly what love is.Thank you for putting it into words and music!!!!!sincerely, gina gibson

Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 09:03:15 (PST)

Dear Don,
What a trip life is…My godson Nate just died, he was 3.This is the second of the triplets that has died(I am godmother of them all). I didn’t really like babies, but something happened to me w/ these three when they were born- I fell in love with them…What a most amazing experience. His Mom and I have been friends since we were 11.. been through alot…I was listening to your CD as I was driving to the wake, and remembering the shows at Club Passim,and Green Rooster this year, and I found some comfort. Thanks for what you do- it has helped me through many rough times- the music, the stories… and YOU. God bless your holiday season and your family. love, Sarah from Lynn( your somewhat “neighbor”)

lloyd thayer
Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 09:06:43 (PST)

hi don
i rubbed elbows with you monday night 12/10 at ye olde cantab.
please gimme a ring when you have a chance i have some questions.
617 489 5613.(or you can always email me if that works)
and continue to rock on.

Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 05:21:22 (PST)

Dear Don,

Love your song, “I Know What Love Is”, especially the ending with the woman nearing death, in her “dad’s” arms!

I’m wondering if you might be the same Don White, brother to a long-lost, dear friend of mine, Lisa. We went to MSU, graduated in 1986. Her brother played keyboard for Gloria Estefon in Miami – Miami Sound Machine – in the early 80’s. I’m a musician also, which may have been one reason we were such good friends. If so, please let her know I called and would love to get in touch.

We’ll keep listening!

Thanks, and God bless.

Don Linde

Marshall Doe
Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 18:39:58 (PST)

Hey Dude,
Great stuff. I want more!!!
See ya at work,

Chuck Simmons
Sunday, November 18, 2001 at 22:32:43 (PST)

My thanks to you and Lawren and everybody for putting together such a wonderful show at the Lafayette Grande Ballroom in Pontiac Michigan. And thanks for autographing my CD afterwards! This was my first time seeing you live, but it won’t be my last! You have touched my heart and added joy to my life. For that, I am very grateful. You may have also finally pushed me over the edge: I’ve long fantasized about breaking into the local coffeehouse circuit (with all the attendant connotations of “breaking in”), and I may have mustered the courage to attempt just such a felony. If I meet with anything other than utter, dismal failure, I will give thanks in part to you. Especially if you let me use some of your material! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Take good care, and I shall see you again when you are next in this part of town.

Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at 18:44:07 (PST)

My husband and I saw your concert for the third time at the Greenwood Coffee House in Ann Arbor, great setting for your music, yes even the crucifix fits…you touched our lives with “I know what love is” that we caught on Carrie Carlson’s Sunday morning program a few years ago. Upon seeing your first concert we felt we were witness to something extraordinary that’s why we keep coming back. It was nice to hear a little about Lawren’s background this past concert, I’ve always wondered if he just travels with you and performs or if he “has a life.” May you be able to share the many gifts you possess for many years to come and yes I will still buy your book when you get published.

Vicki Lynn
Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at 06:38:57 (PST)


Thanks (AGAIN!) for a FABULOUS week-end. It was a pleasure AND an honor to have been fortunate enough to see you at BOTH Greenwood and Lafayette Grande!

June is a LONG way off, and unlike some other “stalkers” we know of in the family (ha ha ha) I can’t travel as much nor as often as I’d like to see you perform.

I watched as you captured the hearts and souls of your audiences and sent them home with love, inspiration, hope – and I DID see a few WINGS!

I have to tell you the people I came with have become “repeat offenders” and don’t get scared, but also a few “addicts” ready to jump on the “Don Train”!!!! I met some really great folks there whom we’ll keep in touch with, thanks to you and your music. It takes a “Great Big Heart” to bring strangers together and send them away as “Friends”.

Thanks Again Don! See Ya In June!!!!

From Your
“Physco Fan
From Michigan”

Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at 04:59:06 (PST)

Hi Don,
Another great show in Pontiac on Saturday! Caitlin and I were blown away! Had my son Brandon and his Grandmother there with us. It was truly a pleasure to watch them roll with laughter. They are already talking about people they want to get to the next show. Cant wait to see you back in June. Pat ( Caitlins Daddy)

Diane Dengate
Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at 17:54:16 (PST)

It was a great show Saturday in Ann Arbor. I am often amazed at the effect words can have on the parts inside of us that are often ignored and displaced. You have a great ability to help us reach that place and find peace and a sense of rightness.
However, I would like to know how you know so much about my life. Why were you hiding in the shadows this last year taking notes to write music, when maybe showing up for dinner or a talk would have helped me so much?
I am glad you have a voice to share.

Monday, November 12, 2001 at 04:10:30 (PST)

Hey Don,
Thank you for the music. You touched a lot of people at the Greenwood Coffee House in Ann Arbor on Friday, and The Lafayette Grande Ballroom in Pontiac on Saturday. You found a ‘Big Niche’ in Michigan. The participation of children from the audience on the song ‘Never’ was so moving. Thank you for sharing your ‘Great Big Heart’ and your talent and wisdom with us.

Wednesday, November 07, 2001 at 06:29:09 (PST)

Hi Don: Thanks for such a great performance Sat. nite at the Green Rooster – and thanks for the laughter at a time when we really need it. Donna

Thursday, October 18, 2001 at 20:54:50 (PDT)

Don- I am a guitar player who is desperately trying to figure out some of your music- specifically, “rascal”. What are the chances of a songbook- or at least some chords? Thanks!

Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 17:55:31 (PDT)

I recently saw Don White do a couple of shows in Chicago and heard his new song, “Great Big Heart”. I am honored to feature this song on my web site with his permission. Click on the Hompage link to hear his new song.

Steve McKay
Tuesday, October 09, 2001 at 19:38:11 (PDT)

Dear Don—This is a long overdue thank you for performing at my Mom’s memorial service. It seemed that, given the circumstances, everything worked out perfectly. You’ll never know how much it meant to us…Mom had already selected “I Know Exactly What Love Is” to be played at the service, but she never dreamt you’d be the one performing it! The inclusion of “Sense of Humor” also seemed magically appropriate…
Your music had a profound effect on her, Don, and it was a “life connection” she held to the very end–having me play various songs of yours for family and friends during their final visits with her. I guess she “fell in love” with your music (and with you!) during the house concert you did here in 1999, and that connection only deepened..
I miss my friend greatly, but I’ll always be thankful that you helped turn her Memorial Service into a true celebration of her life and spirit.
God bless you!

Beth from Townsend
Tuesday, October 09, 2001 at 17:31:29 (PDT)

Hi Don…Wanted to let you know how much your words have helped me the last few weeks. You performed at my surprise birthday party on September 9th and it was an amazing day which I was talking about non-stop, for exactly 2 days…as a matter of fact I was sharing the stories with co-workers on September 11th when the news of the terrorist attacks came to us… After a couple of days of crying, hugging, contemplating, talking, etc…I pushed in the tape that was in my cassette player and “Heartbeat to Heaven” came on, it struck me in a way it hadn’t before (and it’s struck me hard before!) and I immediately shared the verse “It amazes me, the way that love can be…” with as many people who would listen to me. It helped me get myself balanced again. Since then I, like everybody else, have been struggling to return to my daily life…to laugh and be silly without feeling guilty, while at the same time holding the victims of the tragedies in my heart. It helps me to remember the day of the party…and to listen to “Heartbeat”. I know you don’t perform the song too often in concert…but if the moment feels right to you, I hope you’ll be able to include it in either the Passim show or the show in Chelmsford on the 20th. Thanks for letting me babble! Consider yourself hugged.

Vicki Lynn
Sunday, October 07, 2001 at 12:03:49 (PDT)

Hi Don!

It was FABULOUS seeing you do a house concert (my first!) on Sept. 28th and I’m SO fortunate to have had the opportunity to see you in Highland, IL. and meet our lovely host Bryn. Anna sure made that cello sing and Suzie has the voice of an angel! That truly was an awesome evening!!!

Again, you blew me away with your new song “Great Big Heart” and reached deep into my heart and soul. Thanks Don!

Heard you on the radio performing at Folk Stage in Chicago on Sept. 29th and my sis Angie told me firsthand the performance was, as always, a GREAT one! Another city to add to your “World Tour” (ha ha ha).

See you in November Don in Michigan at Greenwood and The Lafayette Grande Ballroom!

From Your
“Physco Fan From Michigan”

Tuesday, October 02, 2001 at 14:04:09 (PDT)

Hi Don,
Thank you for making the time to perform in Chicago. Your new song, ‘Great Big Heart’ is beautiful. See you in Michigan in November.

Friday, September 07, 2001 at 22:56:34 (PDT)

Heard you on Wbur’s “Here and Now”. Never heard of you before, but bought “Little Niche” immediately.
It is a wonderful CD. ” Little Bird “has become a lullaby to my 6 year old daughter. Last week I was caught spasming in laughter by another minivan mom while sitting in the Walmart parkinglot listening to the testosterone-estrogen song. Could she have thought I was overjoyed by Walmarts falling prices?
Anyway, I’m sharing your music and comedy with friends and family.
You’re awesome.

Tuesday, September 04, 2001 at 14:34:00 (PDT)

Hi Don,

I just saw you at Sober in the Sun 2001. As usual you out did yourself. I have seen you before, but there was something about Sunday night that I really needed. After the show I saw you and you gave me a big hug, my son mentioned how funny you were. I just wanted you to know how much that meant to me. The song dedicated to Jackies friends & family. ( I didn’t know her that well, my auntie Faye & Uncle Joe did.) That was so touching. Also the sincerity in your voice brought tears to my eyes. It was a night well needed, I hope I can carry that with me for a while, and pass it on.

God Bless Don, oh, and thanks for the laughs, needed them too…

Till next year,


Monday, September 03, 2001 at 15:24:18 (PDT)

Another incredible set at Sober In The Sun! Thanks from your number one White Head.

Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 08:00:32 (PDT)

Thank you so much Don for the new piece on your ‘Muse’ page – “She Sings Me To Sleep With Laughter”. It is awesome! BRAVO! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Nancy Tarantino
Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 19:28:38 (PDT)

VERY cool to see Don mentioned on the back page of Sound & Vision magazine (Sept. 2001) which arrived in the mail today: “Rent-a-Folkie”, right there in the middle of the S&V Picks (things to do when you’re not reading Sound & Vision).

Dan Osborne
Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 10:39:17 (PDT)

Hi. Don I was wondering when you are gonna play in Lynn again. I didn’t see lynn in the gigs section of your page


Monday, July 23, 2001 at 13:13:16 (PDT)

What a treat in Pomfret, CT on Saturday night! It was wonderful to see you perform some of the “oldies” that we don’t usually get to experience live and in person…You seemed to be having a really good time up there and your energy really flowed through the audience.
By the way, PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE don’t stop ending your show with your beautiful wish to everybody that they have somebody to believe in. Although I try to live this message every day in my work and my life…I am always inspired and affirmed by your reminder. As always…thanks for sharing this gift with us!

Vicki Lynn
Thursday, July 05, 2001 at 18:31:30 (PDT)

Hi Don!

I’m so EXCITED to learn that you are coming back to The Greenwood Coffee House in Ann Arbor, MI on November 9th!

I am STILL “floating” on your “magic” from seeing you in June at Greenwood and The Lafayette Grande Ballroom!!!

You did it AGAIN Don! Thanks for making me remember and BELIEVE in MY wings!

“Little Niche” is AWESOME! Hey! When is your NEXT cd going to be released?????

Smiles & Hugs from Your
“Physco Fan From Michigan”

Tuesday, July 03, 2001 at 14:13:17 (PDT)

Hi Don:

It was great to see you again Friday nite in Westboro. All the Holden Spa people must’ve eaten their alpo before they came…..we really howled!!…as did everyone else who thoroughly enjoyed the evening….especially the person who introduced you and told us the first time he met you was years ago at the Old Vienna – in the men’s room.

Keep doing what you’re doing…


P.S. Happy 21st Birthday to Lawren.

Jan Tjernlund
Friday, June 22, 2001 at 20:52:08 (PDT)

Don, I’m one of your Michigan fans via way of Carey Carlson-now on Alice 106.7 in Detroit. I recently purchased and received your latest CD. I’m a nicompoop in the arena of CD rom movies. How do I view “The Volvo Dance” on my computer.
The next time you’re in Michigan-we plan to be there-please don’t come around November 15th. I am a bleeding heart liberal female who deer hunts. Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie and others tend to visit when I’m in the woods.
Please post information about “Quiktime” so I can fully experience-“Little Niche”
You make me laugh and cry. Thanks-

laura anderson
Friday, June 22, 2001 at 19:29:01 (PDT)

hi don,

thank you to you and lawren for making my birthday so wonderful. you shook my hand briefly as i passed by on my way to the drink table, saying “hi i’m don, i’m with the groom”.i knew i was in for a kick-ass (do folk singers do that?) night!!!! anyway, thanks again, keep on doin’ it right, love, laura

Lisa Marie
Monday, June 18, 2001 at 22:10:34 (PDT)

Hi Don,
Just finished reading the postscript of Heartbeat of Heaven. That poor woman, that was me. I knew I was not the only one that you touch with your words. I’m glad I sent you the e-mail. She was meant to be there, to see you perform. Lucky for her and for you.
Lisa Marie

Lisa Marie
Monday, June 18, 2001 at 21:49:39 (PDT)

Hi Don,
It’s taken me a while to respond to your March performance at the Green Rooster Coffee House. I came with my hubby Don and completely enjoyed myself, he did too. it was our fist time and I’m sure not the last. I’m spreading the word my friend. Looking forward to seeing you again.

Lisa Marie (not Presley) I’m older she was named after me, ho ho =)

Suzie Tee
Monday, June 18, 2001 at 17:24:43 (PDT)

Hey, Don

Better late than never – just wanted to write to say what a thrill it was to see you (and Lawren) at the Lafayette Ballroom in Pontiac on 6/9. Just an incredible night of laughter, love, and music! I appreciate so much that you choose to share your gifts with all of us. I brought my Mom to the show, and she loved you, too.

On behalf of my home state, I’m proud that the Detroit area has shown such love and support for you – you’re welcome any time! Hope to see you in Lansing, MI some day!


Suzie Tee

Gary Boomer
Monday, June 11, 2001 at 04:42:50 (PDT)

Dear Don,
There is more love being shown and shared in Almont, Michigan after your concert in Pontiac last Saturday night. I have two daughters, age 17 and 12, and you’re so right, our time with them is so short. I hugged and kissed them and told them I loved them Saturday night. You are making a difference in this world. ( you may not be padding your check book, but you ARE making a positive impact.) Your show was wonderful and thrilling. You take us through the whole range of emotions, one minute laughing so hard the tears stream down your face, and the next the tears are coming but as a result of one of your touching ballads. I left the concert exhausted and refreshed at the same time. Thanks for who you are and what you do. Keep doing it, and may God bless you……..(he already has)…’ve helped me to “know exactly what love is.” Peace and Love, Gary

Donna Vilian
Sunday, June 03, 2001 at 17:23:12 (PDT)

Hi Don:

Great, wonderful, fantastic….there aren’t enough words to describe your cd release at the BullRun yesterday. It was a magical night, and thank you for all that you give of yourself. I’m already on the 3rd time listening to “Little Niche” … it’s your best CD yet.


Sunday, June 03, 2001 at 16:36:16 (PDT)

The new CD ‘Little Niche’ is awesome. Enjoyed seeing you at The Center for the Arts in Natick, and The CD Release Party at The Bull Run Restaurant was spectacular. See you this weekend at the Greenwood Coffee House in Ann Arbor, and The Lafayette Grande Ballroom in Pontiac, Michigan. Don – ‘Thank you for the music’. Hey, I’m from Indiana, what can I say.

Vicki Lynn
Saturday, June 02, 2001 at 18:21:37 (PDT)


Just wanted you to know I’m thinking of you tonight and hope your CD Release Party at the Bull Run is as WONDERFUL as YOU are!

Can’t wait to lay my ears & eyes on you next week end here in Michigan!!!!!

Again, you got me with your newsletter. Jackie now has a room in my heart. Thank you for sharing Don.

Hugs From Your
“Physco Fan From Michigan”

Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 18:40:56 (PDT)

Don – I recently got your newsletter. I try to always read through it, especially the part where you pass on thoughts of your own. I find the depth of your heart and the eloquence of your thoughts always touch me deeply and fully. It’s like your thoughts on your CD, the part where you tell the story of the woman who speaks to you after you have played the song about when your son is held up, and she has lost a loved one to a violent crime, and you then go on to describe why you wrote the song the way you did. The message of caring for others is so simple and so deep at the same time. Just as in your most recent news letter. You bring tears to my eyes and model for us all what a truly courageous man is. A man of honesty who can step up to the face of vulnerability with a steady gaze and strong heart, and then reach out and touch. God Bless you Don.

Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 17:48:15 (PDT)

Hi Don, I saw you again at Half Moon last weekend… as usual the show had me howling… I love your sense of humor and I really love the “Volvo Dance” Keep it up… I look forward to seeing you again!

Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 17:09:53 (PDT)

keep it up don

Saturday, May 26, 2001 at 07:49:39 (PDT)

Hi Don,
I saw you in Ann Arbor at the Greenwood in November and have been looking forward to your return to Michigan ever since! My Daughter Caitlin and I will be at the show in Pontiac along with my sister and my niece and maybe a few other folks. Its great to see the reaction from people in this area to your music and the entertainment you provide at the shows. You are truly one of a kind. Can’t wait to get my hands on your new CD. See you on June 9th. Pat

Ray Wilson – none, lucky to have email
Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 10:40:38 (PDT)

Like your stuff, listen to you on the Sunday morning show here in Detroit. Order tickets for you June 9th show here in Pontiac. About time somone replaced Gordon Lightfood for all us children of the 60’s

Monday, May 21, 2001 at 19:28:24 (PDT)

(I meant SE Michigan (Detroit))

Monday, May 21, 2001 at 19:26:50 (PDT)

I need “I know exactly what love is” for my Mom’s surprise 70th birthday party!! I ordered it online tonight (Monday) but there was no “overnight” option. HELP!!! Is there anywhere in SW Michigan I can go to get it by Friday? HELP!! (and Thanks in advance for any advice)

Scott & Sue Regentin
Sunday, April 22, 2001 at 16:32:50 (PDT)

Just got tickets for your June show in Pontiac, Michigan and can’t wait. Saw you 2 years ago on News Year Eve in Ann Arbor at the Ark….great show.

I am bringing my 71 year old mother, along with a friend, to see you this time. I have played the Rascal CD for her before and we both wept as we listened to “Sense of Humor” while at my fathers grave. I think you must have known him because you sure captured him in that song.

God bless you and keep you strong so you can share your special way fo touching all our lives.

Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 10:38:07 (PDT)

I’ve been listening to your songs on the original folk music show in Detroit, Sunday Morning Overeasy on WCSX. I finally obtained your website from WCSX and ordered a C.D. They asked me to tell you where I heard you first. Keep up the good work.


Vicki Lynn
Monday, April 02, 2001 at 10:37:03 (PDT)

Hi Don!

Just a short note to say “Happy Spring” and it brings me closer to JUNE when you’ll be back in Michigan! Can’t wait!!! I am so bummed our private concert fell through the cracks, but maybe next year, huh? Anxiously waiting for those tickets to go on sale and news of your CD release – sure wish I could make that – what a party it’s gonna be! Congrats Don!

My Sis made a Don White web site which helps me get through those long, long months till you’re back in Michigan! Just thought I’d pass it on…

See Ya In June!!!!

Your Physco Fan
From Michigan

Thursday, March 29, 2001 at 17:17:17 (PST)

hi, my husband, kids, and i love your stuff. we have also been lucky enough to see you afew times. we wonderd why we have not seen you at folkonridge folk fest or other fest? dale

Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 12:52:39 (PST)

Great show at the Green Rooster last Saturday nite. Even tho we’ve seen you 4 times in the last 5 months — each performance has been awe inspiring … you really have a special gift …. and thanks for being so generous in sharing so much with your audience (fans). Can’t wait til your new CD is out … it should be awesome. Donna & Alan

Eric Robinson
Monday, March 26, 2001 at 21:09:04 (PST)

Hi Don. Haven’t seen you for a long while since BTU. I am so glad to see that you are doing so well. I still love listening to the cassette I bought from you way back when. After all “who is that guy who writes eat it on the wall anyways”? I still haven”t figured it out yet. I still remember the good time I had at the Elks Hall in lynne, Ma. remember. Well itwas great fun. e-mail me sometime will ya.

Monday, March 26, 2001 at 16:47:08 (PST)

Just another rave review (you’re not getting sick of them yet are you?) I just wanted to thank you for yet another amazing insight that helps me in my work and in my daily life…When you talked about “Angel in Pieces” at the Green Rooster you told us that your wish for us was that we should all have lots of people to believe in, because that’s more important than having alot of people to believe in us…I was once again floored that you could reach into my soul and articulate something from inside there so clearly. Thanks for the affirmation. And thanks for another chance to belly-laugh myself into oblivion! See ya in Sommerville.

Thursday, March 22, 2001 at 07:52:36 (PST)

Hi there –
I heard a song on the radio (likely WERS, in that they are so great) by Don called something like “little hands” – the whole song was about growing up – revolving around someone’s hands. I’m trying to make a tape for my new niece and would love to put this on it.
I would love to know where I can get a copy of this song – is it on a cd?? What is the right title?

Look forward to seeing Don at Festival of Funny Songewriters!


Friday, March 16, 2001 at 17:28:10 (PST)

Hi Don,how are you?I loved the show I saw with my dad in Ann Arbor it was great.I just loved it so so very very much Don.It was fun,funny and just so entertaining I loved it so much.It was great I mean it.It really was fantastic!This is Caitlin by the way.You know just one of your biggest fans if not the very most biggest.You remember me Caitlin Pat’s kid.You remember Pat don’t you?You remember me don’t you?I’m just playing around I know you remember us.Just in case though I’m the kid who’s always requesting Rascle you know you found that out at the show.Hope to see the show in June and that it goes great like the one I saw maybe even better.
Bye Pal.

John E. Gotimer
Sunday, March 11, 2001 at 20:19:17 (PST)

I’m from Lynn, what can I say? I wish to make sure I’m on Dons’ mailing list as I’ve brought my two sisters and one of my brothers to his show and they’ve loved it.

sylvia campbell
Sunday, March 04, 2001 at 16:18:00 (PST)

Dear Don….thank you for sharing your heart and your soul with us in Tampa last night….words cannot truly say the emotions that were touched by your songs….. By touching others in this way you create a wave that will continue to grow and open new understanding to so many…thank you….

Sunday, February 25, 2001 at 09:49:12 (PST)

Don White’s latest newsletter was great. Is it April yet? Patiently waiting for the new CD and really excited about the new songs that will be on it. Is it June yet? Patiently waiting to see Don White perform again in Michigan. If you ever have the opportunity to see Don White perform, you will be thoroughly entertained. You will laugh, you may cry, your
heart will smile. Hey, I’m from Indiana, what can I say?

Friday, February 23, 2001 at 23:03:26 (PST)

hello Don,
I just heard of you last week and your latest greatest on WMNF here in Tampa. I ordered your CD the next day. I won’t be able to make the show but I hope your Cd gets here soon I’m curious to listen to your other songs.
I hope while your here you get sand in your shoes cause thats an old Florida saying …
If you get sand in your shoes then you will return to us again, then maybe I’ll be able to catch a show.

Kristin Betz
Sunday, February 04, 2001 at 06:52:37 (PST)

I just heard “I Know What Love Is” for the tenth time this morning. Every sunday I get up to listen to Carey Carlson’s morning show in Detroit MI for it. I don’t know how you created a song that grabs hold of my heart every time I hear it- but you did. You are a star performer and I congratulate you on your success. Thank You.

Erin, Annie ,Meghanand Stan
Sunday, January 28, 2001 at 11:12:17 (PST)

Your performance last night was awesome. Thanks so much for singing our song for us. We do believe Kym now when she says that she knows you. You totally inspire us. You should come play at our college(Hesser) sometime, that would be great!! Thanks again…-The crew

Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at 08:40:07 (PST)

I heard “Adolescent Rant” this morning after dropping my 14 year old son off at school. (This song made me appreciate having a male.) I laughed enough to make other drivers look at me strangely. Since I live in Florida, I am used to this. The radio announcer had played something about “what love is” and I don’t know if it was the “exactly” or the other version is, but I’m going to order the “exactly” after reading the comments on this board. Since I’m getting Happy Birthday money from MOM, I’m also ordering the Adolescent Rant – what a splurge. AND I’m going to feature your work on my own web site of devoted online female shoppers. If I could get a clip of music, or steal a picture of you, that would help. In any case, I’ll provide a link. Sign me…HEARD ONLY 1 SONG..and already a fan. (feel free to use that as a song title. You’re welcome.) Love, June

Rachael G. Falcon
Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 14:19:31 (PST)

I just read your Bio for the first time and I feel like I already kow more about you than your bio tells. You put so much of yourself and your life in your songs. It seems like your family is a great inspiration to you. I think it would be wonderful if your bio included a little about your kids and how they have affected your life. Come play for us in Worcester more often. Bring the Loomers.

Alan & Donna Vilian
Friday, January 19, 2001 at 13:45:54 (PST)

Don: Thanks so much for coming out to Holden last nite and giving such a wonderful hour of your wonderful talent to a very appreciative and enthusiastic group at “The Spa”. We’re sure going into The Spa you had no idea what type of crowd you’d encounter, just as some of the people we invited were wondering what in the world is a “Don White folk singer”, never having heard you before. Once again you begin to weave your magical spider web…and as the nite progressed…everyone was ensnared in your web. As the time moved on, nobody was a clock watcher, as this was where they wanted to be. We had told them they’d love you and your music….and we were right. Some Spa sound bytes at breakfast this morning: One person who recently lost his father-your new song about Marlene really pulled at his heartstrings; comments of “adolescent rant” – “That is ‘my’ daughter”; and after hearing your monologue on menopause…more than one man said, “That’s my wife”. Look for some paying Spa people to be in the audience soon in Worcester…you’ve gained a bunch of new fans.
Again, thanks for putting on such a great show.
Donna & Alan

Monday, January 15, 2001 at 04:41:38 (PST)

That was a great show at The Vanilla Bean. It was nice to see Terry. I’m glad there were so many people there. Did you get to pick from the Magical Wish List? Amanda and I always love your shows. Thank you so much for sharing your talent. We have a great social life now that we go see you and The Loomers. I wish you much success but please don’t forget us here in Massachusetts!!

Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at 10:29:19 (PST)

I heard “I know Exactly What Love Is” on simply folk and was sobbing uncontrollably by the end of the song. I also loved the song, “Rascal,” it reminds me of my husband and our Basset Hound Ellie (except that she’s a female). That song made me laugh out loud. I’m planning on purchasing your “Rascal” CD. Are you planning on visiting Wisconsin? Madison has some lovely places to play at.

Tuesday, January 09, 2001 at 15:25:19 (PST)

Hey Don,
Please, please, please come back to Michigan.
We need you to help us cure the winter blues.
Please make these “Brown eyes shine”,once again!
Please, please, please ……………
Thanks! :o)
p.s. pretty pllleeeeaaassee!!!!!

Steve baverno
Tuesday, January 09, 2001 at 07:48:22 (PST)

I heard your song “Sassy Brat” on WERS and wanted to know if there was any place to get a .wav file of it. I want to listen to it when I’m at work on my computer, but can’t use a CD. Any suggestions would be great!

Michele Wilson – none
Tuesday, January 02, 2001 at 17:55:40 (PST)

Don i just wanted to tell ya i listen every Sunday morning on Carey (alice 106.7) i just love your song i know exactly what love is. it is beautiful how did you come to write that song, who is it about i am purchasing that cd thank you

Bob Nelson
Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 21:45:37 (PST)

Enjoyed both your sets at Beverly First Night! Just like the saying goes, “if you laugh and cry within the same 10 minutes you must be at
a Don White show”. Love your funny banter on
stage and the relationship with the audience.
Looking forward to when “I’m From Lynn, What
Can I Say?” is at least an hour long (and
every second will be worth it!)

Bob Nelson
The Juke Joint
WMWM Salem MA &
Lynn Classical HS class of ’80

Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 19:22:22 (PST)

Hi Don,
I was one of the fortunate ones to see you in Ann Arbor with my daughter Caitlin, my neice and a life long friend. Caitlin and I have been listening to you as long as Carey has been playing your music. I was able to introduce the other two people to you for the first time that night in Ann Arbor. I knew they would love the show and they did. Dedicating ” I know what love is” to my daughter Caitlin made her night extra special. As if meeting you and seeing Carey again wasn’t enough. Thank you Don. I hope you return out here very soon. I will bring a larger group this time! Pat (Caitlin’s Daddy)

Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 09:04:16 (PST)

I am from Michigan and have listened to you every Sunday morn. for along time. My personal favorite is Physco Mom and Dad. I Know Exactly What Love is is also a great one, but I feel like that mom and dad sometimes. You are really great at what you do, please keep it up. I will order your cd’s as long you keep making them.

Monday, December 04, 2000 at 12:49:07 (PST)


Stef Tasca
Monday, December 04, 2000 at 11:35:11 (PST)


It was a sunny clear morning, and I was on my way to teach Sunday School. Your song “I know exactly what love is” played on Alice’s Restaurant. At first I thought it was an Adam Sandler song – but then I listened to the words. My eyes filled with blurring tears and my heart sobbed. I hugged each one of my 2 and 3 year old students extra tight that morning.
Then yesterday, as I was painting my living room I listened to Alice’s “Children’s Miracle Network” radiothon. They promised to play your song after 150 pledges. Thank you for your song. It’s a special gift.
If ever come back to Michigan – please have dinner at my house. I make excellent roast chicken.

A Fan
Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 12:09:57 (PST)

Saw you at the Greenwood CoffeHouse in Ann Arbor, Michigan and the following night at the Lafayette Grande Ballroom in Pontiac, Michigan,
and my heart is still smiling. Awesome! ! !
Can’t wait for the new CD.
What songs are going to be on it?
‘I’m From Indiana, What Can I Say?’ but
‘Thank you for the music’.

Monday, November 27, 2000 at 20:13:51 (PST)

My husband and I attended your show in Pontiac. It was, by far, the most amazing concert I’ve been to. Everytime I think about that night I start singing; this isn’t necessarily a good thing, but still we can’t wait until you come back to Michigan. Please, please, please, please, pretty please won’t you come back to Pontiac? Did I ask nice enough? A lot of your fans can’t make it to Ann Arbor, and the Lafayette Grande was a beautiful place to put on a show. Until next time…

david and elizabeth philip
Monday, November 27, 2000 at 20:09:11 (PST)

thank you so very much for your point of view
and the kids point of view also.

elizabeth’s brother introduceds us to you this thanksgiving, he is in recovery he gets his one year medal dec 13th you helped him with the song second chance crew i’m not yet married to his sister but soon maybe we will have you at the wedding not just to sing but to thank you and your family in person. by the way mike bryan
is the reason i am wrighting (milton ma.) inside rt128 ha ha!! anyway hope you wright back hope it’s you in person you don’t have to respond just read this and feel good that you have touched several people

p.s. wer’e in NC mike’s in
MA but we’re spreding
the word keep it up
thank you for ya’ll

Monday, November 27, 2000 at 10:37:43 (PST)

Your new cd with angle in pieces is excellent and I hope your next one is better. Great show that you had at the Bullrun even for one that was played in an attic.

Sunday, November 26, 2000 at 17:39:31 (PST)

Hi Don! I brought my dad to your show in Hollis, NH and he loved it (I knew he would!). I don’t know where you went to be able to perform Brown Eyes Shine that night with all the “chatter” in the room…but it was amazing! Thanks so much for another great experience….

Pat and Debi
Friday, November 24, 2000 at 16:09:12 (PST)

I’m the guy who was at the Pontiac show and who told you he cries during Rascal. I played your cd for Morgan & Moses (my basset hounds) and they loved it. I personally want to apologize for what my Lions did to your patriots on Thanksgiving.
As for your show, I never laughed and cried so much in one night. You’ve got a great god-given talent for reaching people and we all look forward to your next visit to michigan

megan o’toole
Thursday, November 23, 2000 at 20:51:13 (PST)

hello. how are you? i don’t think that i mentioned to you how great the last show i went to was. we subjected ian and mike to it and both of them loved it. i just wanted to check in and say hello. i missed you. aren’t you flattered?

Jo Dickinson and Dan Bean
Tuesday, November 21, 2000 at 07:07:39 (PST)

Don: Your show Saturday 11/18 in Pontiac was incredible! Thank you, thank you for writing such wonderful songs that, while they are personal to you and your life, can be related to by so many of us! Your love for your family is heartwarming. We look forward to seeing you in the Spring!

Amy Douglas
Monday, November 20, 2000 at 15:53:58 (PST)

Don, I just wanted to let you know that I was absolutley in awe during your preformance on Saturday in Pontiac. I sat mesmorized. I have never experienced something so enchanting. It was a privilege to listen, watch, and learn from moments of your life. I am so very gratefully that you have been so selfless in sharing your humor, insight,love, and spirit with those who set out to find it. If every one who admire’s your musical message shared it with all of those in need of comfort, reassurance, or laughter our world would be so much brighter. Your are an inspiration to my heart. Thank you!

John Aiken
Monday, November 20, 2000 at 10:35:32 (PST)

just an added note… in the 70’s and through July of 1981, I was a huge fan of Harry Chapin, another New Englander who carried and sang about a “backlog full of hobo stories and dilapidated dreams”. Please understand that my comparison of you and Harry is very high compliment, though you are very different as well. But both of you care about people and attempt to help people through your songs and your comments.
Don, you may have trouble “channeling” Andy Gibb (BeeGee Wannabee), but I hear some of Harry coming through you in “Angel in Pieces” and some other songs…

John Aiken
Monday, November 20, 2000 at 10:24:55 (PST)

Hi Don!
We saw you at Greenwood on Saturday night and heard you a bit through the weekend on the radio. I only knew of “Rascal” and “I Know Exactly What Love Is” from Carey Carlson’s shows, and “Psycho Mom and Dad”, which we heard while sitting dead-still on the Interstate one fine Sunday morning… but I digress…
Anyway, we truly enjoyed your show and your observations about life. I’ve alwasy been a fan of “story-songs” and it was funny and/or moving to hear some of yours. Some are hard to hear, like “Never” which was on the CD we bought. Unexpected things in the music….
Anyway, I’m glad you’re in the music world, particularly in the part of it that matters. Thanks for sharing your life and music and your son’s talents as well! God bless you,

John & Gayle Aiken

Sunday, November 19, 2000 at 20:22:28 (PST)

Hey Don,
Just heard your interview on DWET with Matt L.. Your music is wonderful. Please make more. Sincerely,
Matt Faulkner (formerly of Arlington, Ma.)
ps. I’m a kid’s book illustrator. If you ever need art for a cd, please take a look at my website. You might find it interesting. Cheers.

Bob & Diane Whaley
Sunday, November 19, 2000 at 08:55:36 (PST)

Don & Loren
The morning after seeing you in concert and both of us are still overwhelmed! Four hours of unrelenting laughter and tears. Thanks so much to both of you for sharing your TREMENDOUS talent with us. Never, never have we ever enjoyed anything as much! Looking forward to your next appearance in Michigan. We’ll be there and bring friends!

Brenda Lusk
Sunday, November 19, 2000 at 01:38:56 (PST)

Hearing a few songs by Don White on Carey Carlson’s radio program Sunday mornings had made me a HUGE fan. When I heard he was coming to play in Pontiac I just had to buy tickets for my husband & I. Please note: I have NEVER purchased tickets to see ANY concert EVER! But, somehow I was compelled. Now that I have experienced this amazing show, this heart-enlightening experience will forever be a part of my life. Thank you Don for an unforgettable evening! What an absolute treasure you are to a person’s heart and soul. To see you in person, with such a deep outlook on life is amazing. The only thing I can say is that Don White is life! His performance is about life. Life has ups and downs-but mostly life is all about sharing these times with the ones we hold dear. They say that sharing is caring-Don White shares life! Have you ever known a “performer” who cares so much? At the show I purchased every CD by Don White (including Accoustic Aliance)–believe me, everyone I hold near and dear (friends, neighbors, co-workers) will be listening to these CDs. I believe sales will be going up–because I believe in Don’s message, which is caring through sharing. God Bless you, Don.

Amy Tunney
Saturday, November 18, 2000 at 20:55:17 (PST)

I just came from the Pontiac show. I cannot say enough, I enjoyed every minute. ” I knoe exactly what love is” is an incredible song. I read in the paper that a couple of major labels artists are interested in recording it, they may record it but this song will always be Don White’s song. It thrills me to see real people have such great success. Thank you.

Monday, November 13, 2000 at 14:38:48 (PST)

I’m a fan of Matt Watroba’s show on WDET in Detroit and heard you for the first time. I’m always looking for something new (Thanks to Matt, I usually go music shopping right after hearing something on his show..) I’m going out tonight to see if i can find your stuff at the store…cant wait for the shipping from your website. anyway, Thanks for making a great impression on a fellow folkie….i’ll be looking for a local show to see you live.


Frank Moore
Monday, November 13, 2000 at 08:48:12 (PST)


caught the show in Watertown Saturday night and it was a riot. If we could just bottle you, we might have a cure for all the world’s problems. Thanks for the dose of humor and reality in a tiring world.


Sunday, November 12, 2000 at 20:41:33 (PST)

Hi Don!

We are looking forward to your show in Pontiac Michigan next weekend! We love your music and this will be our first time seeing you. We hope you have a nice trip out here, expect it to be very cold and snowy, and we will see you next week!

Could you please say something special to my father at the show, something along the lines of “Psycho Dad…” His name is Ray, he will be there with us, and I am sure he will appreciate it. Just my little way of apologizing for being a difficult daughter!

Thanks and we are looking forward to your show!


Tara-Leigh Charbonneau
Sunday, November 12, 2000 at 16:33:04 (PST)

Don. Once again you lighted up the stage, and the aggie crew had a blast. We all enjoyed the show, and cannot wait to see you perform again. When I first met you, you inspired me to write my own songs, and taught me how to laugh at some of the problems I was having. Otherwise, I’d be bawling my eyes uncontrollably for like the rest of my life. I can’t explain in words how grateful I am to have received this gift from you. Thank you once again for sharing your talent with us, and hope to be seing plenty more of it.
<3 always Tara-Leigh

Michael Fitzgerald
Saturday, November 11, 2000 at 22:49:10 (PST)

Don, I was sitting in the car with my two little girls, while their mother was doing some quick shopping. Your song “I know what love is.” came on WDET here in Detroit. It ripped my heart open like no other song has ever done. When my wife came back to the car and asked, “What’s wrong?” my 4 year old told her,”It’s Ok momma, Papa is just crying about a song.” Don, that song is the most powerfully moving expression of passion that I have ever experienced. Thank you.

Monday, November 06, 2000 at 05:30:26 (PST)

Your show at the First Cong. Church in Rowley was an experience I will never forget. You allowed us to laugh (very hard) and cry about our lives (and yours). You moved a lot of people…and helped them I’m sure. God has given you a very special gift, and you obvoiusly know that and are using it the way you should.
Great success to you in your travels. Don’t loose touch with your family and freinds!

A Fan
Friday, October 27, 2000 at 07:15:11 (PDT)

My husband and I went to Massachusetts to visit our daughter and son-in-law. We planned our trip around Don’s performance at The Bull Run Restaurant on October 21st. It was well worth the trip. My heart and soul smiled for two hours. Planning on catching his performances
in Michigan. Don – “Thank You For The Music”

Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at 19:18:00 (PDT)

Some friends, John & Jan Ferullo, “gave” me a private performance concert for my birthday recently. Along with it being a total surprise party, it was easily one of the more memorable evenings of my life. Don let me fill out the set list (and even played most of the songs!). I’ve seen him in concerts and coffeehouses for the past six years, but there is nothing like the “up close and personal” experience. He is so genuine, and “in the moment” that just a little time with him in an intimate setting is pretty awesome and incredibly entertaining.
If you’re even considering a private performance by Don White for someone you care about (or even to indulge yourself), you’ll find it well worth the time and cost.

Bob Wayner
Monday, October 16, 2000 at 15:46:50 (PDT)

I married a project girl too! Aren’t they awesome?! Will see you in Ann Arbor, Michigan in November. Am bringing my 17 year old son and his buddy who got hooked on your music on our camping trip this summer. It is really special to be able to share an interest in music with teen agers who like rap! Thanks!

Cindy Carroll
Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at 12:00:47 (PDT)

I heard about Don White last Sunday morning on the way to church when Alica 106.7 played “I Know What Love Is.” What a song!! I had to sit in the parking lot to wait until it was over (and then to dry my tears!). Heard he would be in Pontiac in November and would LOVE to hear him, but will be out of town. Can’t find the cd’s anywhere, but hope to find one soon to hear the rest of his songs! Great singer! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sunday, October 08, 2000 at 07:58:41 (PDT)

I enjoyed your show at the Green Rooster Immensely… but do you have to make me cry so damn much? One song you have me laughing my ass off, and the next, I’m trying not to bawl my eyes out.
Don White, You’re awesome!

Donna Vilian
Tuesday, October 03, 2000 at 15:24:04 (PDT)

Don: It was great to see you Saturday in Malden. Forgot to tell you when we talked how we noticed a few extra verses to “Sense of Humor” — that makes that song even more beautiful. We even forgot about getting sooo lost in finding Jacob’s Ladder, we enjoyed your performance so much.
Donna & Alan

carey carlson – not yet
Sunday, October 01, 2000 at 11:09:15 (PDT)

Hey Don
And Detroit area listeners. It hit the air today. Don’s upcoming show at Lafayette Grande in Pontiac will be Nov 18, Saturday at 7pm with Matt Watroba opening, by the way it will be Matt’s 40th B day…Tix for the show are on sale through ticketmaster as of Tuesday 248-645 6666. We are so excited to bring him in for this show at the very cool, former Masonic Temple in Pontiac. The ballroom is going to be a great little spot for this and future folkie type shows. We heard Brown Eyes Shine and I know what love is on the radio this morning then had a chuckle with Rascal and Psycho Mom and Dad. Looking forward to your visit in Nov.
Happy Autumn,
Carey Carlson
ALICE 106.7 Detroit

Sunday, September 24, 2000 at 18:43:22 (PDT)

I heard I know exactly what love means on the radio today. It is a beautiful song. Do you have the music and lyrics available so that I can sing it in church?

Pat Brickley
Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 18:58:57 (PDT)

Thanks Don!

Scott Stokes
Sunday, September 10, 2000 at 19:33:50 (PDT)

I heard “I know exactly what love is” on Carey’s Alice’s Resturant today in Michigan (106.7). I had my 3 yr old daughter with me and today was her Birthday. I make video’s using iMovie on my iMac and thought that this was the BEST father/daughter song I’ve every heard. I look forward to hearing again on her wedding day. Thank’s Don for the song. And thank you Carey for playing it. I pulls hard on the heart strings.

Friday, September 08, 2000 at 18:40:23 (PDT)


Friday, September 08, 2000 at 16:45:25 (PDT)

Don, saw you a Pet Rock 2000 and just wanted to say thanks. Not only for a wonderful (if abbreviated) performance, but for showing support for what I believe to be a good cause. It would have been great if they had been ready on time so you could have played longer but as always, the performace was memorable.

Joe Hervieux
Saturday, September 02, 2000 at 22:22:51 (PDT)

Don, great seeing you agian at Sober in the Sun on Sat 9/2/2000. As usual my wife and I enjoyed the show even though it was raining. And of course it was a pleasure hearing you and your son together,and with the loomers. Keep up the good work and may god bless you and your family.
Your friends

Sunday, August 27, 2000 at 05:20:38 (PDT)

I first heard you play at a poetry reading in Nweburyport, MA – musta been about ’91 or ’92. I bought one of your tapes (“I’m from Lynn what can I say”), and learned to play Charley and Maureen on guitar.
Anyway, it’s many years hence, and I’m now in South Florida. When we all get together at the Village Pump, sitting outside in the adirondack chairs (a long, long way from the adirondacks), I still play Charley and Maureen to my small but devoted audience of friends and people who happen to walk by on their way to the beach or to glossier bars. And they always ask “who wrote that song? That’s such a great song?”
“Don White”, I say, “I first heard him play back in the early 90s…” and thus I launch into reminiscing.

South Florida is not exactly a mecca for folksingers (think of it as the “Anti-Greenwich Village”), but WLRN has a good program on Saturdays, and played your song “I know what love is” as I was on my way to the Galleria mall. I took it as a sign, and turned right around. See what power hath music? I remembered how inspired I once was, writing my own songs, selling used books, living from small paycheck to small paycheck…Just wanted to say Thanks.
(and with the money I saved by not going to the mall, I’m going to head to right now and purchase your other recordings…)
So happy you’re still palying and writing – and should you ever come to Lauderdale by the Sea, well, you’ll already have some loyal fans.

A Fan
Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 07:35:18 (PDT)

I recently purchased all your recordings. I listen to them daily. They touch my spirit, feed my sould, exercise my emotions. Your songs make me laugh, make me think, make me cry.
I am in awe of your gifts as a song writer.
Thank you for the music.
Tuesday, August 01, 2000 at 18:37:42 (PDT)

hi Don–dick field sent me your lyrics to “i’m from lynn” to post on my webpage (am i supposed to ask for permission to do that?? well, can i have permission??)–but after reviewing them, i know that they are wrong–Mike Lane was supposed to fix them for me, but hey, you know Mike–but he did tell us about your webpage and now that i have found it he is being an absolute pain in the butt!!! send don this, send don that, i WANT to go see don, take me to see don, blah blah blah!!! ask don about the Monkee’s cover that someone drew for him

and too bad about those Nahanters who have to drive thru Lynn everyday–they deserve it ๐Ÿ™‚

Saturday, July 29, 2000 at 14:44:05 (PDT)

Hey! My name is Alyssa and I live in Scituate MA. My mom first introduced me to Don’s songs on the Emerson College folk channel in the morning. Being 15, I have to admit, folk isn’t really “in” but I love his songs. I just wanted to let you know I think you’re great and I hope to see you in concert soon!

Sunday, July 16, 2000 at 13:17:13 (PDT)

I was introduced to your music by Carey Carlson and her radio programs. Ive loved everything I’ve heard you do. But the first time I heard
“I Know Exactly What Love Is” I fell in love with it. The beginning reminded me of my daughter and me and the rest of it is all that I can hope for her in the future. It touches my heart every time I here it.Keep up the good work!! Can’t wait to see you when you come back to Ann Arbor, Mi in the fall. Pat

Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 06:31:24 (PDT)

Nov. 11 concert, continued.
Sorry, I thought my email would automatically
post into the message.

Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 06:30:38 (PDT)

Hi Don–I wanted to let you know that I am
receiving a lot of reservations for the Nov.
11 concert in Watertown already! Last night,
a couple from Michigan called. They saw you in
Ann Arbor and will fly in for the weekend
ALL FOR YOU! Do you have the greatest fans or
For anyone else, if you want to reserve seats for either the 7 or 10 pm concert, please send
me an email. I can email you back directions and all the details. See you there!

Friday, July 07, 2000 at 18:47:26 (PDT)

Hello Don,
Linked your site to
State Massachusetts

Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 16:47:26 (PDT)

Hi I just wanted to thank you again for singing my very favorite song at my wedidng in May. As you know there were many different ages and backgrounds there. And I know everyone took something from “I Know Exactly What Love Is” whether they were my children’s friends or my mother’s friends. That spans about 55 years. Several people have asked about recordings of the song so I send them to where they can order your cd’s. Once again it was great, thanks so much!!! Will says to say hi, he enjoyed meeeting you!

Janet Borshch
Sunday, June 25, 2000 at 18:03:45 (PDT)

I would like to know where I can get the lyrics to “I Know Exactly What Love Is”. I have only heard this one song by you and it was lovely. I am going to order one of your CD’s with this song on it. Good Job!

Saturday, June 17, 2000 at 11:38:08 (PDT)

Hope everyone in town caught Don’s on-air performance during our annual televised auction – first time in 7 years we had live music! Next Saturday night (June 24 @ 7:30) we’re all looking forward to his benefit show here in beautiful downtown Lynn, MA. That too is a first for us and we can’t think of any more charming, touching an artist to help us than Don. See you there!

Friendship Club, Lynn

Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at 07:58:07 (PDT)
Just wanted to let you know that the phone number for Sober in the Sun is an error. Anyone interested in going the number is 1-888-70SOBER.

Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at 07:53:24 (PDT)

Monday, June 12, 2000 at 13:39:53 (PDT)

Don – any plans on re-recording ” I Know What Love Is?” or know where there are any copies of
Acoustic Alliance Vol I available for purchase ?
Heard the song Sunday AM On Alices’s Restaurant hosted by Carey Carlson and was very touched by the recording. Spent the next day scouring the net and calling local record shops only to come up empty handed.

Wednesday, June 07, 2000 at 09:05:32 (PDT)

Saw Don at a private show for the first time and came away fans. He had some funny stuff and very true to life. I’ll be waiting for his next show.

Wednesday, June 07, 2000 at 05:55:59 (PDT)

Thanks Don, for great and very touching music. It’s amazing how sooooo many people can relate to it. The happiness and joy of being a parent, and the sadness that often touches all of us.

Also thanks to Carey Carlson,(106.7 ALICE formerly of you know who) for introducing alot of us Michiganders to you. I was at work when she played a combo of Psycho Mom and Dad/I Know Exactly What Love is…One minute I was cracking up, the next I had to leave the room.
Thanks for being you!
Ron R.

Monday, June 05, 2000 at 16:12:00 (PDT)

Hey Don, My husband and I first caught your song “Rascal” about three years ago on the Over Easy radio show in Detroit and were never surprised to hear it requested each time we listned as it made us laugh. Over the past weekend we caught your interview on Alice’s Restaurant and were just as impressed with your other songs. The one about the kids driving their parents crazy made us laugh so hard it was hard to hear the whole song!! Keep up the great work and we will definitely be at your next show in Michigan as it is so refreshing to hear music that we can actually relate to.

Monday, June 05, 2000 at 15:55:21 (PDT)

Don, just wanted to thank you for a fabulous evening at the Greenwood Coffee House in Ann Arbor. You were great. My brother lives in Quincy and I have talked him and my sister-in-law into going to see your show in Weymouth on the 17th…..(Their names are David and Nancy Figueiredo – just in case they introduce themselves). So, I bet you never thought you’d get new fans in Mass via Mich…
I look forward to your return to Michigan! I will be there. Regards, Betsy

carey carlson
Monday, June 05, 2000 at 13:38:10 (PDT)

Looking back on this past weekend it was as though magic touched down at Detroit’s Metro airport and left us Don. He came in to do a sold out show at the Greenwood Coffee House Series in Ann Arbor and completely infatuated them and everyone he came in performance contact with over the weekend, and that number was considerable. Between the Friday night booking and the private home functions he did and then the sing for his supper performance he put on at my house when it was all through, he touched so many. I have been playing Don’s music on my little weekend shows here in the Motor City for 3 or 4 years now and this was our first opportunity to see a real Don show of his own. As he played the more touching songs, couples in the audience moved closer together, and we all laughed till we cried over the funny ones, but like he promised, he sent all of us away as better people. As a 25 yr. radio veteran I am saddened at the politics or lack of gut level programming that has not embraced the music he makes. But he left a bubbling ground swell of now devoted fans. I know this because my phone line rang all day today at the station with thanks for helping to arrange to bring him here and with praise for an uplifting, thouroughly entertaining evening, and a spirit of love and humor that all of us can hang on to forever.
Carey Carlson
ALICE 106.7-Detroit

Tracy Duguay
Saturday, June 03, 2000 at 15:46:14 (PDT)

Having emailed Don privately a couple times I also wanted to share with all his fans my thoughts. I saw him for the first time at Half Moon Sober Festival last weekend. His humor and his music touched and moved me in a way nothing has in many years. I wish I could describe it to all of you. His music and his talent touched a place in my soul. I believe God used his music to bring light and healing to some places in me I didn’t even know were dark. Thank you, Don! And to your devoted family! If anyone out there gets a chance to hear his music DON’T hesitate.

Thursday, June 01, 2000 at 12:28:58 (PDT)

Well, back 3 days from the Half Moon Sober Festival and just wanted to say thanks for two great performances. The only regret I have is your not performing longer on the main stage Sunday night. Bought your 3 cd’s and have been reliving the shows.One more thing: wish you would rerecord “Angel in Pieces” solo, like you perform it on stage. Would love to have it to listen to and it’s a particular favorite of my sisters. See you at Sober in the Sun.

Sunday, May 21, 2000 at 18:00:06 (PDT)

Hi Don, My husband and I saw you at Club Passim for the first time Sat PM. We enjoyed your show so much and chuckled all the way home. We tried to share some of your songs and comments with our grown children but it was just not as funny as the way you say it! Boy could we relate a lot and I really loved your first number about Rascal. We live west of the big city so will be looking for more places to catch you. Thanks for a great night of fun and laughter. Penny

Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at 04:01:57 (PDT)

Hi Don, I saw your show for the first time this past Saturday eve in Natick. I thought it was terrific. I smiled all the way home and the good feeling was still with me when I woke up. I am definitely on the Don train. I will seek out and catch your shows when I can. Thanks and keep up keeping us smiling.

Kandy Scarbrough
Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at 01:09:01 (PDT)

I too like Sarah heard your song on Alice’s rest. On mothers day! I loved it! I was touched, I also had the tears streaming down my face! Now I just have to find out what cd it is on and how to get it! It was a beautiful song! You have a way with your words! Thank you so much for your beautiful work! Keep it up!

Aaron Seibert
Thursday, May 11, 2000 at 21:18:00 (PDT)

hey Don how’s it going!

Friday, May 05, 2000 at 19:49:31 (PDT)

Hi Don! I’m the person who had to work so hard to get my hands on your tape…thanks again for helping me straighten it out (I placed another order after listening to Vagabonds for 72 straight hours and am now the proud owner of all 4!) Anyway, I can’t wait to see you in person tomorrow night at the Green Rooster…I just read the message posted on May 4 by Denise and want to add my vote for an acoustic version of I Know What Love is…My husband and I are celebrating our 14th anniversary this week and I can’t think of a better gift then a chance to experience a live performance of the most beautiful song ever written!!! Can’t wait!

Thursday, May 04, 2000 at 14:24:11 (PDT)

hey don!
i actually saw you years ago with the loomers at BAR in new haven, and am SO excited to get to repeat that experience saturday! i have moved to somerville 3 years ago, and have only caught them once. you, i have become a HUGE fan thanks to WERS in the morning. ok, so here is my shameless request: would you play “i know exactly what love is” sat night at the green rooster? i know it is not a real “get up and boogie” song, but it is perfect. i have been trying to explain it to my boyfriend, who will be seeing y’all for the first time. and yes, we are in love. god, i sound like a dork. anyhow, see you on saturday, and have a great show!

Sarah Lynn
Monday, April 24, 2000 at 09:02:43 (PDT)

I heard your music for the first time yesterday, Easter Sunday, 2000. I was listening to “Alice’s Restaurant” here in Detroit, and “I Know Exactly Was Love Is” was playing. I was driving and almost had to pull over; the tears were streaming down my face. What a beautiful song!! Then I heard “Psycho Mom & Dad” and laughed. Thank you for the experience. Hope to hear more of you in Detroit, Michigan!

Friday, April 14, 2000 at 06:11:53 (PDT)

Don – I just want you to know that I did it for you. I called WERS and pledged $75 for the station. I already have all your stuff, so I just wanted to show support. I heard you there first, and you are a great, great (funny!)man. Thanks for the listening pleasure, and the life experiences shared.

Friday, April 14, 2000 at 05:53:51 (PDT)

echo of your last song on WERS’ live show still hanging in the air – beautiful stuff! esp since we’re at work in prog for people recovering from mental illness – very touching…

please come play for us someday!!

Chris Berg
Lynn Friendship Club
66 Silsbee St.
Lynn, MA

Monday, April 03, 2000 at 07:32:23 (PDT)

I just have to say that “Brown Eyes Shine” is by far one of, if not the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. I heard it one day on my way home form work and felt myself well up with emotion. I definitley rank the song up there with Dylan’s “Tomorrow is a Long Time.” Thank you for being such a wonderful and inspiring musician, just keep doing what you are doing.

Dave Mercier

Boss Lady and Fang Signed Joe Grunts 56
Friday, March 31, 2000 at 10:10:27 (PST)

Hey Don.. Long time.. Sounds like you are doing pretty well in the music biz.. here from Victor or Fugi these days ?? You may remember me from the70s..M G are my initials… Your folks still live across from the Burns ? remember the night David Burns beat the hell out of me… Oh well… anyway tell Yarkie I said hello, and good luck with you Music. Next time I am in Boston, I will have to try and give a listen…… Signed an Old Friend from the Abbott Street Gang….. ๐Ÿ™‚

Monday, March 06, 2000 at 07:49:19 (PST)


Alan & Donna
Monday, March 06, 2000 at 06:41:28 (PST)

Don: Enjoyed seeing you again Friday nite at Rotman’s in Worcester. Anyone in there looking at furniture must’ve wondered what was going on when they heard all the “howling”! Also……Happy Birthday!
Alan & Donna

mare and jac
Saturday, March 04, 2000 at 17:50:42 (PST)

We heard your song on WDET and WCSX in Detroit the one called Phyco Mom and Dad and we couldn’t stop laughing about it. Our Mom and Dad get just like that. We’re going to order the CD just so we can listen to that song. You have a great sence of humor or do you get like that with your kids? Which one is it? Were your parents like that? We hope to hear more of your songs here in Detroit. Take care and be safe.

Thursday, March 02, 2000 at 02:06:45 (PST)

Dear Don,

I heard your song “Mtv Lovesong” on WCSX and was blown away by it. I understand it’s on your CD Brown Eyes Shine. I’d love to order it. Please let me know how. Thanks a lot

Brother Tom

John E.
Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 19:37:34 (PST)

Saw your show with the Loomers at the First Cup Coffeehouse and my wife and I enjoyed it immensely. I ordered your three CDs’ so please feel free to put the down payment on your wifes’ Volvo. I’m from Lynn too, so the only problem is that if you purchase a Volvo you will be moved forcibly from Lynn, unless of course, said Volvo is 2/3 consumed by rust.
Best Wishes,

sunny lodge
Friday, February 25, 2000 at 19:07:06 (PST)

Well, I laugh everytime I hear a funny story from you. I sit peacefully when I hear your serious side. I totally can relate to all of your teenager stories. I thoroughly enjoy seeing you in concert………I sure wish I had a group of people that you could play for. That would be the best. You really give folk music a great reputation in the Boston area. Three cheers for WERS…… play your stuff!

lynn karle
Thursday, February 17, 2000 at 05:06:55 (PST)

Lumpers of the world, unite (and all the rest of you people too)! If everyone whose lives have been touched by Don and/or his music would mail a ballot for the Boston Music Awards from tomorrow’s Boston Herald for Brown Eyes Shine as Outstanding Folk Album, there would be no question who the winner would be. It will take less than $1 and 5 minites of your time. Even Lumpers can do that with a minimum of errors! Good luck from your “beloved repeat offenders! God bless you richly, for you certainly deserve it.

April Baxter
Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 06:20:31 (PST)

Don, you were great at The ABC in Natick last night. My belly and face hurt from laughing so hard! It was the best $10 I’ve ever spent! I’ve heard you on WERS many times but was overjoyed to see you perform live ๐Ÿ™‚ It was good to be able to go to a show that both my husband & I could enjoy together, since we have different tastes in music. I am looking forward to seeing you perform at Circle Of Friends Coffeehouse on April 1st! Take Care, April

Don White
Friday, February 11, 2000 at 09:32:57 (PST)

Please disregard my wife’s request for a New
Years Eve booking. She mistakenly thought I was pulling a prank on her by creating my own web page. She was unaware that there really was another Don White on the web. My apologies.
Don White

Saturday, February 05, 2000 at 10:25:23 (PST)

<I wonder, what do the good people of Nahant think about this tune?>

Umm… Jerry…. do you really think the people of Nahant actually listen to Folk Music? When there is probably a symphony playing Mahler somewhere?

j/k folks from Nahant ๐Ÿ™‚

Jerry Smith
Friday, February 04, 2000 at 18:23:37 (PST)

Your song about Lynn is hilarious. I’ve heard it many times on ERS and UMB radio while on the way to work. Every time I hear it, it helps to lighten up my day on what is an otherwise mundane commute. I wonder, what do the good people of Nahant think about this tune?

Stephanie Twine-Haig
Wednesday, February 02, 2000 at 20:43:56 (PST)

I have been aware of Don for many years and have enjoyed watching Don evolve and change over the years like a fine wine … keep up the good work … Don’s music can be heard on WCUW, 91.3fm in Worcester Ma tune in to In The Tradition Monday thru Thursday 5:00pm ’till 8:00pm call 508-753-2284 to request Don’s music

Peg Russell
Monday, January 31, 2000 at 10:57:05 (PST)

I’m another long-time listener <WERS> and finally got to see you at the Funny Songwriters Festival with all those wonderful women. I’m still giggling about the 30,000 pounds of Viagra from Camille West.

It was so good to be able to put a face to your great songs! Brown Eyes Shine made me come home and look at my daughter with new perspective. Thanks for that.


Dana Forbes
Monday, January 31, 2000 at 06:35:47 (PST)

Don was awesome at the Funny Songwriters festival at the Somerville Theater. The emotional rollercoaster has keep me thinking about the concert for days.
so funny….too real! I’ve shared his cd with my teenage son. I don;t know if it will open any doors but it was worth it just for the look on his face.
Thank you for the message of hope!

Dan O’
Saturday, January 29, 2000 at 00:18:37 (PST)

Don, been listening to you on WERS for as long as you’ve been on. My kids enjoy your music too.You should think about coming up to Lowell to do a gig at Lowell’s summer concert series. Christine Lavine,Greg Brown,John Gorka,Patti Larklin,and many others have played at this fine outdoor venue. I personaly would love to see you perform live,Lowell’s just another “sister” city of the area that deserves to hear your special brand of music/humor/insite on life

Peter Wuelfing
Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 09:59:41 (PST)

I’m 43 years old and writting fan mail. There’s something wrong with that. I just wanted to tell you that the last time I saw you(a dinner cruise is NH) was a momentous occassion. I have now seen Don White more times then I have seen the Gteatfull Dead. And, as I am sure you know, the Dead will never catch up.
You are an amazing man. You make us laugh, cry, think and grow. I just want to say thank you for you.

Suzie Tee
Saturday, January 08, 2000 at 19:32:09 (PST)

Don, we really enjoyed your part in the Stealth show New Years Eve at the Ark. You are too funny. Our kids are only 3 & 8 – thanks for the warning as to what we’re in for. Yikes!
Also enjoyed your glowing tribute to Christine on her discussion board – you are a gifted writer. Hope to see you at the Ark again soon.

Suzanne Thiel (the one in the front row writing everything down!)

David Grzywacz
Tuesday, January 04, 2000 at 06:47:15 (PST)

My wife and I saw your show New Years Eve at the Ark in Ann Arbor. Wow, how impressive you are. The emotion you put out in Brown Eyes Shine was very moving. We bought the CD Brown Eyes Shine and listen to it very often(we love Project Girl and the Lumper Song). Please come back to the Detroit area soon. Sincerely Dave and Jan Grzywacz
P.S. We first heard you on WCSX on Over Easy. We love Rascal.

Jeff Prescott
Monday, January 03, 2000 at 18:48:40 (PST)

My daughter Emma and I enjoyed your New Years Eve shows at the Ark. We were familiar with “Rascal” (on Emma’s short list of all-time favorite songs) and “Adolescent Rant” from Christine’s compilation projects. We had not heard any of your other songs/stories before. We listened to our newly-purchased Don White CD’s all the way back to Indianapolis on New Years Day. Speaking of which…have you ever played in Indianapolis? I’ll send you a private note to discuss the possibility of a gig out here. Thanks again for the Y2K show.

Sunday, January 02, 2000 at 16:16:45 (PST)

just wanted to tell u i heard u on 94.7 saturday morning over easy. great work and i will order. u sang a song that touched my heart. never caught the name but u sang it without music or instruments just b4 u left. i’ll buy all your cds to find it.

thank u toni
detroit, mi

Sunday, January 02, 2000 at 07:19:39 (PST)

Don, My husband and I saw you for the first time at the Ark in Ann Arbor on New Years Eve… only question is…..when are you coming back to do a show of your own? Count us in, we’ll be there…you are terrific.

Scott & Sue Regentin
Saturday, January 01, 2000 at 19:31:30 (PST)

Don, We sure enjoyed your performance on New Years Eve at the Ark! Man I thought I was going to slip my gut listening to the story of teenagers, we had 4 of the all at the same time (still have my hair but active brain cells are rare). First heard your music on WCSX in Detroit on the Carey Carlison show (Over Easy) but, anyways just wanted to say thanks for the good time and I bought a CD too (did you get lucky? ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Thursday, December 16, 1999 at 17:54:55 (PST)

Hey Don,
It was a pleasure talking with you a few days ago. I hope you got a chance to check out the “mothersfavoritechild” CD sampler. Give me a call when you can. Have a nice Holiday. Paris Toon of mothersfavoritechild

Avi Lev
Wednesday, December 15, 1999 at 13:14:20 (PST)

Don, my wife Patricia and I enjoyed your music at First & Second Church (Unitarian Philanthropist) last weekend. You have a real wisdom which is delivered with eloquence and directness. (We listened to your CD “Rascal” next day and thought it didn’t do you justice, you’re better without the orchestration). Thanks for your good tunes and good words.

David Penn
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at 06:45:15 (PST)

Hi Don!
Saw you for the second time Thanksgiving Day weekend down the Cape with my family in tow, ages 40-71. You have some new converts!!! Great show. My brother and sister-in-law who have a 14 year old daughter found your material particularily relevant!

Take care,

Dave Penn

Alan & Donna Vilian
Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 14:28:27 (PST)

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving…and to tell you how you solved some of our Christmas shopping…by giving tickets to upcoming Don White shows as Christmas presents..great idea!!
Donna & Alan

lynn karle
Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 05:03:56 (PST)

Our family’s wishes for a safe, happy and sober Thanksgiving to all Lumpers. Enjoy your holidays,
Don. Hope to see you soon.

Rachel DeMaster
Monday, November 15, 1999 at 09:25:56 (PST)

Hi Don!
Just wanted to thank you again for a wonderful show at the House of Blues. How thoughtful of you to schedule a show on my birthday!
Anyway, you were great as always and managed to make several new fans.
See you soon.

Frank Critelli
Monday, November 15, 1999 at 05:38:53 (PST)

Hello Don! It’s me, Frank Critelli…a blast from your sorted past! I hope you are doing well!

Sunday, November 14, 1999 at 14:13:01 (PST)

Hi don: Just wanted to say how much we are
looking forward to your show in Watertown this
Saturday night (11/20). The church is going
to be rocking, with you and the Loomers!
There are still tickets available–if anyone
wants to reserve seats please call me
617-965-0720 or email me
sooner rather than later.
See you Saturday — Anara

Tara and the Aggie Crew
Saturday, November 13, 1999 at 06:37:33 (PST)

Hey Don!!! How are tings going? we all miss you at the Aggie. What do you think about playing for us at our school again? I think it would be awesome. We are trying to go see you on Dec. 4, when you are playing in Avon. I can’t wait. We all are so excited to see you perform again. Even if we don’t go with the school, the Aggie crew is still going to go and see you anyways. We all love you. We miss you. Come back.

<3 Tara and the Aggie Crew

Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 13:01:46 (PST)

Just heard ‘Adolescent Rant’ on CKUA Radio in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Laughed and laughed! My 15-year-old daughter is driving me CRAZY! Comforting to know I’m not alone.

Tara and the Norfolk Aggie Crew
Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 17:48:08 (PDT)

Don, your performance at our school was the best I have seen in a long time. The rest of the crew thinks the same way. I wanted to thank you for taking the time to come to our school, and share with us your talent. You’re performance touched a lot of people. When we went to the Green Rooster Coffeehouse to see you perform again, i was blown away. You’re talent amazes me. I have always listened to folk music, and i think you are a top notch performer. I plan on going to see more of you’re performances, and know that they will be just as special as the other two performances i have seen. You have a spark that gets everyone going. I just wanted to knowthat we appreciate you comming to our school, and would like for you to come back at anytime. hopefully you will take up our offer. I know that a bunch of uswould be glad to seeyou again.

Tara and the Aggie Crew

David Henshaw
Monday, October 25, 1999 at 12:57:36 (PDT)

I introduced a friend to Don at his show Saturday @ Bull Run. For better or worse, it was upstairs, because the daughter of a friend was having her wedding reception downstairs. It was a great night, and there is a new convert. (Though my daughter – who originally introduced me to the lumper from Lynn – did not warn me about the Christmas song.)
Once again I am in awe of someone who can shift effortlessly (so it seems) from humor to pathos, and who so evocatively depicts the trauma of teens in the house.
And thank you, Don, for posting the monologue on Heartbeat of Heaven; it is a staple for my writing course.

Thursday, October 07, 1999 at 13:06:42 (PDT)

Heard you on the radio station 90.1. This was the first i ever heard any thing about you, and ever heard your music. It was nice to hear something on the radio that was decent for a change. I am 20 years of age and am also into music, however a much different style. Anyway i just wanted to repley to your web page that i think what you are doing is great and done in a very creative manner. It is where i think all good music should lie, in emotion.

lynn karle
Thursday, October 07, 1999 at 04:53:38 (PDT)

Happy Anniversary Don and Terry!

Kristin and The Norfolk Aggie Crew
Wednesday, October 06, 1999 at 15:44:25 (PDT)

Don, on Sept. 29th 1999 you came to visit and perform at my school… Norfolk County Agricultural High School.. I must say it was the best performance I have seen at this school in the 2 years I have attended. I enjoyed it emmensly and I know I am not the only one… You lightened our school gym up as well as teachers and students including myself… I am basically writing to thank you …you have touched my life and others …. and also to tell you that you are always welcome at the Aggie …your family to us ….. Thank you again …hope to see you next year…. <3
Love always Kristin and the Norfolk Aggie crew

Monday, October 04, 1999 at 04:18:41 (PDT)

Hi Don!
You’re shows this past weekend were great!!
I think the Vanilla Bean is my favorite show of the year. (Except when you play with The Loomers of course.) It’s a great place to really connect with your audience and it’s so interesting to hear what made you write the songs. You can’t get that at a big venue. I’m sorry to see that more people don’t take advantage of seeing you there. The food there is very good too. Thanks for telling me about Paul. I like your new songs. I was wondering if you had been writing over the summer. I’m glad to know you did. I hope to see you many more times this fall. Thanks so much for your great music!

Dan Tanner
Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 10:01:42 (PDT)

Don, I’ve added a link to this excellent new home page of yours from mine. That’s the link above.


Dan Tanner
Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 09:33:33 (PDT)


Enjoyed seeing & hearing you again Monday at the first open mic of Ellen & Jake’s since they’ve returned to the Colonial Inn. Thank also for letting me pay you via HomeLink for “Brown Eyes Shine”.

At my home page, you can click on “Dan & his harmonica” on the navigation bar to see my contribution (?) to folk music.

Also our daughter’s phenominal art (her brown eyes shine, too).

Hope to see you again soon.


Elijah Goodwin
Tuesday, September 07, 1999 at 21:12:37 (PDT)

Hey Don, I think when Cortny writes about the concert in the cave and then says thanks for singing me to sleep, she’s refering to the night you sang in the women’s cabins and not the fact that your concert put her to sleep. It’s not real clear in her post…
Thanks again for a wonderful concert, it was truly an amazing experience. If anyone reading this is thinking of hiring Don for a private performance, go for it! You will not be disappointed!

Monday, September 06, 1999 at 18:24:48 (PDT)

After reading “Moments” I couldn’t have said anything better. . .those last three sentences could not have had more meaning to me. . .Thank You

Ed & Judy Flaherty
Saturday, August 21, 1999 at 11:01:18 (PDT)

Was just reading ‘Moments’ and relating it to our lifes as husband & wife & parents. You recently sang at our youngest daughters wedding and you were great(good job, thanks-a-lot)!!! And, it helped us with one of our ‘moments’.

The song you sang was ‘I Know Exactly What Love Is’ and the song had a special meaning for the little girl bride and her teary-eyed dad; but, it also had a different and special meaning for all who were in attendance. The grandmother who’s husband had died, the family that had lost a son, the women who thought of their dad’s, and the dad’s that thought of their children.

We thank you for helping us celebrate a great moment in our lives – you will be very happy to know that the emotion of your performance and the impact of your lyrics created an emotional environment that carried over to create one of the all time great wedding receptions! The entire reception was full of love and hugs and dancing and joy. An emotional barrier was removed by the briliance of your performance and everyone was closer and willing to express emotions and love.

This was the last of our 4 children leaving home. And, so now we put aside child raising and try to learn how to mature gracefully (I got two gray hairs in my mustache). We also have to learn how to spend time together as adults – because we were just kids when we married and we have spent the past 30 years learning how to be parents, and protectors, and providers.

We thank you for sharing your emotions and love with us on that special day, and for sharing it with us thru your music.

So, we have a lot of moment to remember and a lot of new moments that need to be created.

Thanks & God Bless
Ed & Judy Flaherty
(from Billerica – a town close to the unforgetable CHELMSFORD)

Paul Paris & Isabelle Gannon
Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 19:22:09 (PDT)

Hey Don- We’re thinking about asking you to do our 25th anniversary, but it’s not ’till 2002! We are afraid that if we wait too long, you will become such a big star that it will be beyond our means to do so. Every time I hear “Sassy Brat” I just about croak. Oh yeah, and “Psyco Mom and Dad” also. Oh yeah, and “Second Chance Crew” also. (Our kids are 20 and 16) And seriously, “I Know What Love Is” also. I guess you must already know that there are lots of people like us out there. Keep on walkin’ the walk. We’ll be here.

Ed & Judy Flaherty
Thursday, August 12, 1999 at 04:34:33 (PDT)

Hi Don–A belated but hearfelt THANKS! to you for your better than wonderful performance of “I Know What Love Is” at our daughter’s wedding on July 17, 1999. She had said she wanted the song done at her wedding, but never dreamed you would be there singing it for her! We received so many (positive) comments on the song–most said the song was so moving it made them cry! All of us appreciated you being there at the ceremony–you made it even more special!! We’re trying to come up with a venue to have you at a private performance; will let you know when we get it figured out! THANKS AGAIN!!

Ed & Judy Flaherty

Donna Vilian
Monday, August 02, 1999 at 09:01:36 (PDT)

Don: After listening to Brown Eyes Shine many times since we got it in April — thought you’d like this story about our 14 year old niece (she’s a fan of yours too). Last week my sister-in-law came home from shopping to find that her 14 yr. old daughter had changed her hair color from a very pretty light brown to a Gregg Allman (sp?) bleach white. As her mother was starting to go hysterical…Jennifer very calmly said:: “Don’t worry, mom — it’s OK. Just listen to Don White’s tape … I’ll be “back” in about 2 years and everything will be OK.”

Also to let you know that we really like your new CD and the “other” one too…the version of “I Know What Love Is” is wonderful…and it’s nice to hear some of your “oldies”.

Have a great summer…we’ll see you again in the fall.


Neil Friedman
Friday, July 30, 1999 at 20:23:41 (PDT)

Don, Believe it or not it was just a few days ago that i aually listened to the CD Brown Eyes Shine. Zoe has had it all this time. I really love it. I have this observeation that you have a series of songs re sex and love (including spiritual) and they might at some point make a nice something together. I`m thinking of everything from Charlie aND Maureen, MTV, What Love Is, the song about Lawren getting mugged, Elijah, etc.Along ,,of course, with the story of the guy married twnetyfive years who buys three tapes. I`ll see you when I see you. Neil

Lisa – you must be kidding
Thursday, July 15, 1999 at 12:55:05 (PDT)

I was lucky enough to be visiting NYSC (I’m an alumna) when you performed in the cave – I’m so glad! I laughed, I cried, I loved it! You are so funny and so real – I’m just getting into folk music and am so glad I stumbled across you. And thanks for having a printable order form for people like me, a credit-card-less college student living in a tourist town with no real record stores.
You rock.

Saturday, July 10, 1999 at 14:41:03 (PDT)

I was a camper at the cave preformance you gave for the NYSC. I just wanted to say thanks for singing us to sleep! *smiles*

Thursday, July 08, 1999 at 08:52:40 (PDT)

The boys and I have been listening to the new CD for about a week now and I think we love it. Yup, we definately love it! Your the balls. Ignore the previous posting, I am a computer amateur. Does it show?

Fred Mnaheck
Monday, July 05, 1999 at 18:10:18 (PDT)

I have a date for you. august 29. please let me know ASAP


Friday, July 02, 1999 at 13:38:48 (PDT)

oops….guess I got an intercramp….to continue previous line – yeah – mostly around
7:15 or so……later man

Spiro Papanastasiou
Friday, July 02, 1999 at 13:36:34 (PDT)

Hey Don –

Notice heavy airplay on WERS lately, well, in AM

Sunday, June 27, 1999 at 09:44:46 (PDT)

I first heard Don a few years ago on Vin Scelsa’s “Idiot’s Delight” on WNEW in NYC. Ran out the next day to buy the CD (something I never do). Still listening, still laughing. Glad to hear he’s still around.

Don White
Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 15:12:30 (PDT)

The Marion Song is by John Forster

Karla Paxton
Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 10:14:24 (PDT)

I have been listening to WERS coffehouse for a few months now. Everytime I heard one of your songs they struck an emotional chord with me. From “I Know What Love Is” to the Marion song though I didn’t know you were the singer. A few weeks ago I heard the MTV Love Song and the tears started to fall as they had when I first heard I Know What Love Is. Your music makes me laugh and cry. I am throughly intrigued by your ability to express the deepest of emotions. I am looking forward to seeing one of your shows. I sing the chorus to I Know What Love Is to my son every night and I’ve told everyone at work about you.

John E. Gotimer
Sunday, June 06, 1999 at 11:17:58 (PDT)

Don, I hope to learn more as I peruse your pages following the story about you today in The Boston Globe.I too live in Lynn but if success is deserved and earned on your part you’ll probably desert us for tonier climes like Malden.A suggestion,Don, Real Audio or MP3 versions of your tunes would be helpful. Best Wishes,

Jen Matson
Wednesday, June 02, 1999 at 15:01:59 (PDT)

Hi Don.
Glad to see you finally got those stuck up Loomers to stop posting self-promoting messages on your site. They were really bringing you down. Keep up the good work.
I look forward to hearing you again soon!

Saturday, May 08, 1999 at 11:23:10 (PDT)


Friday, May 07, 1999 at 15:20:08 (PDT)

hi don, i tried to e-mail you last week but our server changed, this week but i can’t figure out how the new mail system works. guess i’ll go public — and admit my lack of success with technology.

thank you for coming to play for us at the middle east on the 21st. I felt bad that no one came, but I trust you know that is because we didn’t pull it off and not because of you.

you were/are great and I really enjoyed hearing you. i haven’t cried and laughed so much for a long time. i am enjoying the tape and I look forward to hearing you live.

thank you. I told Fred i was going to write you and he said to say he shared my sentiments and he will write you soon. You were a treat and a pleasure.

Bill & Spring Price
Saturday, May 01, 1999 at 21:50:36 (PDT)

Just got home from yet another great show – this time in Pomfret, Connecticut. Sorry to hear about the lost guitar but we couldn’t tell you were using a virgin one! Looking forward to seeing you and your son at Half Moon sober fest in New Hampshire. For those of you who may not know about it, – check it out! See you there! Thanks again for a great show. We may have been a quiet crowd but you touched us – as always.Keep coming back.

Lynne Derosier
Monday, April 26, 1999 at 04:56:51 (PDT)

Don, I’m sorry to say that I found a defect in your new CD “Brown Eyes Shine”. Every time that I listen to the songs “Brown Eyes Shine” and “The MTV Love Song” I just sit there listening and stop what ever I’m doing. That’s never happened before to me so it must be your songs that do it to me. I think that they may be the best songs that you have written so far. Bull Run was great! Amanda and I can’t wait until we can see you play with The Loomers again. I hope that you have great success with your latest CD “Brown Eyes Shine”.

Pete Brown
Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 07:26:33 (PDT)

Got to wonder, how come someone with the wit and talent of Don White is not a household name with all the junk that is out there. Never heard of you before the bull run show, my loss. Great, great show, nice web site 2.

Paul and Jackie Thibeault
Monday, April 19, 1999 at 17:02:47 (PDT)

Just to prove I am the true procrastinator it has taken me this long to finally check out your web site. Oh well now that I am finally doing that I might as well tell you what I have been thinking. (ouch my head hurts). Having been to Sober in the Sun for the past nine years and to Half Moon since it started I am quite familiar with you and the Loomers. In fact I know you personally, kinda scary huh? I have also enjoyed many of you shows in Ct. the Green Rooster in Worc, Ma. and in Middleboro, Ma. I am definitely going to arrange to have you do a private show at my home for family and friends, that way I can say I have totally rounded out the Don White experience. Now my head is really hurting so I will stop here. Thanks for always be fun and entertaining. Paul Thibeault

Friday, April 16, 1999 at 10:33:25 (PDT)

HI Don and Don White Fans:
Just a note to add to Don’s performing schedule:
7:30 Sunday May 2 at the First Parish [Unitarian
of course] in Watertown, Mass. This show will
benefit the church Youth Group and we hope to have a lot of youth, as well as parents of youth, there to laugh and sigh and sing along.
First Parish is one block off Watertown Square.
For directions call 617-924-6143.
Other questions about the concert call 617-965-0720.
Thanks everyone, and see you there–it is a great
acoustic space.

Lynne Derosier
Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 06:26:28 (PDT)

I just listened to you on WERS and you were great! I talked to a woman, at the Home Grown Coffee House, who is a great grandmother who said that it was her first time going to a coffee house and she really liked you. For a couple of people I talked to it was their first or second time seeing you and they all really enjoyed your show. Of course, who wouldn’t? Amanda and I can’t wait to see you at Bull Run. Take care.

Neil Friedman – none
Friday, April 09, 1999 at 18:45:43 (PDT)

Don…Have you thought about a song book of your original writing, ynterspersed with art work and your introductions and comments etc. on the songs? this may be old-fashioned and old-hat and non-remunerative…or it may be a good idea to explore. I keep thinking about Angel inPieces. Your open heart shines through./

Friday, April 09, 1999 at 11:54:35 (PDT)

Just wanted you to know you are my First web site visit, guess I’m no longer a…wonder if you still want a terp for your song tomorrow nite, I’ll be there!

Joe Edwards
Tuesday, March 09, 1999 at 21:44:47 (PST)

Nice page, Don! When on earth did you find the time?
Thanks for the great concert at the Lynn Elks.

Jon Svetkey
Wednesday, March 03, 1999 at 06:48:33 (PST)

Every once in a while I check out your site and write some silly little message (as you probably know). I just wanted to write a little note to say that it really pleases me that people enjoy the songs we’ve written together. I think we knew it would be a pretty good experiment, but I certainly had no idea that it turn out so wonderfully. So, thanks for giving me the honor of bringing some of your song ideas to life. Let’s write some more!

Linda Weltner
Monday, March 01, 1999 at 14:03:20 (PST)

Don, I was blown away by your last song, the one about the angel. I felt like I didn’t even have the strength to get up from my seat. it was an absolutely wonderful evening.
I just read your piece about saying good-bye to lawren.It reminded me of a Globe column I wrote about Laura’s leaving years ago. (The good news. She’s back.) I too am glad that my career never reached the stratosphere, much as I wished it, because the blessings of family cannot be compared with the return on fame – though of course I know the money would be nice. So why are all these rich famous people self-destructing?
In any case, if they ever ask me who should replace me when my time at the Globe is over, I am going to recommend you.(Seriously.) Keep writing so you’ll be ready.Jack and I both feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to know you and we’re looking forward to your appearance at our anniversary. A story teller, Judith Black, is going to tell the story of our marriage, her version, of course, so it should be quite a night.Our love to the clan. Linda

Bill Emmons – Recovery Club, Windsor Ct
Friday, February 26, 1999 at 06:28:53 (PST)

Don, thanks for coming down and helping our club generate some more interest around the state. Thing is, we will have to knock some walls down for your next performance, as they were standing in the aisle waiting to get in. Easy does it.

Spiro Papanastasiou
Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 20:47:09 (PST)

Hey Don –

Just wanted to thank you for being the only
reason my name would show up in a web search (“Vagabonds” credits)………..except for some other guy in Greece with a soccer score bulletin board or roast beef site or something, with the same name….

Hope to catch you soon…….lookin’ good man;


lou merr
Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 07:22:59 (PST)

Dear JAM:
Those Loomers ARE stuck up. Just ask them! Why does Don like them? I think they’re blackmailing him!
P.S. Don – see you in Lynn!

Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at 09:01:57 (PST)

I don’t know Don. These Loomers guys sound pretty stuck up. You’re the most handsomest of the bunch.
But I like the all rhumba idea.

Mark McInerney
Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 10:02:40 (PST)

Your web site looks great!

Friday, February 05, 1999 at 09:19:27 (PST)


Jim DuBois
Tuesday, January 26, 1999 at 06:50:40 (PST)

Don, I not having a good morning today until I heard you singing live on WERS. You were singing about Stupid Teens. I have two kids not yet in their teens and I am now looking ahead with apprehension. The soufflรฉ of everything bad about my wife and I caused me to laugh so hard, I was being cursed at in a four way stop sign for not moving. Thanks for making my day better.

Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 08:00:28 (PST)

I heard your song ” I Know What Love Is ”
On FOLK radio out of Worcester.
I like it very much, I would like to know where I can buy it. Also, is there a site on the WEB where I can hear more of your songs.
Thank You
Ron S.

Thursday, December 17, 1998 at 08:38:41 (PST)

I enjoyed your newsletter we received after the Black & White theater concert. The show was great. It was the first time I heard the “LumperSong”. Needless to say I was floored and amused with “we’ll see you at the meeting”.
Hope you, Lawren, your wife and daughter have a wonderful Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year. See you at the Green Rooster next.
Linda & Amanda Halsdorff & Dana Haskell

Tuesday, December 01, 1998 at 07:10:41 (PST)

Dear Mr. White:
It has been several weeks since I and the other Loomers have been blessed with your presence. In that time, we’ve decided to make a few changes in the way our mutual performances are structured. Herewith are the changes we have decided upon:

1) From now on, all performances will be billed as such: Don White with The Amazingly Spectacular and Exceedingly Handsome Loomers, featuring the percussive, and comedic, stylings of Michael P. Cahill;
2) Jack Cavalier will be introduced on stage as “Mr. Entertainment Himself, second only to the late Henny Youngman,” or “The Supreme King of All Simpsons Trivia, so go ahead ask him a question”;
3) Everett B. Pendleton will have unlimited time onstage to expound on his worldview, including, yet not limited to:
a. lyrics to popular 80s dance songs, b. legends of karate cinema, c. the show sizes of his friends, d. proper ways to break the arms of others, e. how to maintain a working relationship with one’s fedora, and f. anything pertaining to 70s movie icon Pam Grier;
4) Jon Svetkey will be allowed to post absurd messages on your message board ad infinitum to the delight of himself, and, quite possibly, the legions of your fans who might read said delightful messages;
5) You will provide The Loomers with bountiful banquets and beauteous bouquets at each and every performance;
6) The Loomers will be allowed an opportunity to issue “Don White” trading cards and charge exorbitant “autograph” fees;
7) You will paint a giant “Loomers” logo on your automobile and drive around Lynn with a large megaphone on the roof (a la The Blues Brothers) proclaiming the magnificence and omnipotence of The Loomers, especially Everett Pendleton’s future as the King of Rock and Roll;
8) The Loomers will not dress in clown costumes or women’s clothing at performances regardless of bribery;
9) The Loomers will never perform “Copacabana” at your performances, despite your protestations; and,
10) The Loomers will remain extremely silly.

I do hope this clears up any misgivings you may have as to our intentions with regard to performing with you in the future. Please save these commandments for future reference, or to read on stage for those who may not be as computer savvy as you. We look forward to seeing you in Arlington on Saturday evening.

Ridiculously yours,
J.M. Loomer
Resident Wiseguy at

Kevin Ilsen
Sunday, November 29, 1998 at 20:18:01 (PST)


I can’t believe that 2 weeks have gone by since you regaled a small yet enthusiastic group of my friends in my basement here in Lowell, and I’m just now getting around to posting this message. (Well, maybe I CAN believe it since procrastination is one of the things I do better than just about anyone.) And especially considering that I think the performance took place less than 6 weeks after my first e-mail message to you in which I gingerly danced around the subject of whether I should actually attempt to pull it off! I haven’t told you, and I think it’s definitely worth saying, that your response put me 100% at ease and convinced me to take the plunge. Of course, my wife still thought I was crazy to be planning such an event in the basement of a house we had just moved into. (But at least this gave her a very real, tangible, and SPECIFIC reason to call me crazy!)

So what can I say? The performance was spectacular. Those who attended are still smiling. Many of those who couldn’t make it have already said they’d try harder next time if I decide to do it again.

As for me, it’s a bittersweet feeling; 6 weeks of gestation, ever-increasing anticipation, and then a magical evening during which you somehow managed to deliver on all of my expectations (and then some!), and then, just as suddenly as it began, it was over, leaving me with what I dare to describe (in my male ego-centric naivete) as some sort of post-partum depression.

Thank you Thank You THANK YOU for a wonderful show. Thank you for bringing your talent, your persona, your wit, your warmth (and your son!) to our little corner of the world. I hope you enjoyed the opportunity to paraphrase Kerouac in the basement of a former Unitarian church in Lowell. Let’s do it again some time.

— Kevin

Lynne Derosier
Saturday, November 28, 1998 at 10:03:10 (PST)

Don, save my family 5 seats at your show in Arlington. It’s Amanda’s 16th birthday so we are taking her and two friends to see you and The Loomers. See you on the 5th. Middleboro was great!!!! Thank you very much for the tape. I really like it. Lynne

joe joe
Thursday, November 26, 1998 at 20:53:34 (PST)

joejoe sentry,
i would like to know if you as a comedian and comic also, can do anything about that idiot, gallagher? i,m sick of this pumpkin smashing thing,

jon svetkey
Monday, November 16, 1998 at 11:20:14 (PST)

don –
right back atcha buddy.

Don White
Sunday, November 15, 1998 at 11:15:43 (PST)

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in making the live recordings at The Black and White Theatre such a success.Thanks to Kathryn and John for creating such a beautiful space and for being an absolute delight to work with.If you have never been to a performance there,be sure to check it out,you’ll love it.1-508-947-7833.
I want to take a minute to thank The Loomers.You have been instrumental in allowing me to do something that I have always dreamed of and wasn’t sure was even possible. That is to take the concept of a performance based in good natured , smart humor ,visual theatrics,comraderie ,tight music and an overall spirit of fun and bring it to my audience. I have never worked with any group of individuals in my life that was more talented,more creative,or more fun to be with. You have been the essential ingredient in the creation of one of my lifelong aspirations.You have given me time out of your busy lives and believe me I know the value of that.I want everyone to know that you are a great band with two cds and a busy schedule and that anyone who has seen us perform together will absolutely love a Loomers show.{it was ,of course ,my appreciation of your performance skills that made me ask if it might be possible for us to work together.} I wish you continued success.I look forward to future collaborations and I am proud to call you my friends.
Finally, to the people who come out and support the shows.Without you there is nothing.You make me want to keep getting better. To write better songs,put on better shows and ultimately reach the goal of being the guy who gives out the most from the stage.I am not a kid. This is a business that puts a lot of strain on my marriage,my family and my mental and physical well being.But as long as you continue to bless me with a sense of doing something that matters in the world {a sense of worth ,if you will}I will continue to do it to the best of my ability.I know how lucky I am.You make my dreams come true.
Thank you very much.

judy flaherty/ed flaherty
Saturday, November 14, 1998 at 08:06:06 (PST)

11/14/98 To refresh your memory–we’re from Billerica (what can I say!) and last saw you at the taping of Bill Campbell’s show in Chelmsford (and at the show at the Chelmsford Country Club–the show you “didn’t do”. Actually, we’ve attended all the shows you haven’t done!). We’re looking forward to your singing at our daughter Beth’s wedding on July 17, 1999 at 4:30 in the Regis College Chapel (as a reminder). Tonight we will be in the audience at the UU in Waltham; we are coming with Beth’s godmother and hopefully the groom’s parents. (There is no fee associated with our efforts to expand your audience!). Anyway, we hope you will do I Know What Love Is so they can hear it. We’ve built you up to be a big folk singer with a great combination of talent, wit, and sensitivity, and we know you won’t let us down. Ed said to tell you he drove past the (former) Old Vienna Coffee House last week and yelled “Taj Mahal, my ass!” out the window.
See you tonight–we’ll be the rowdy Irish group as close to the stage as we can get!
Thursday, November 12, 1998 at 14:57:14 (PST)

You are the greatest and funniest singer that I have ever heard from Lynn. Please give me a good price on that alarm system.

Your admiring pal, Bill

PS: Steve Rapson made me write this.

mel gluskin
Wednesday, November 11, 1998 at 17:06:16 (PST)

Re : Live at Middleboro
Awesome dude!Since I live just inside 128 and had to cross into a double time warp( past 495)
I was chagrined to find no 8 TRACKS for sale!
Come on Don :=(
I eagerly await the new CD. I guess folk ain’t Peter Paul and Mary no more. :=)

Wayne Badstuebner
Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:02:46 (PST)

Don and The Loomers, great show at The Black and White on sat. As usual your performance took me to places my mind hasn’t visited in a while. I always walk away from your shows with a different outlook on some aspect of my life or my childrens. Thanks again, from one of your repeat offenders. Look forward to seeing you again soon. God bless.

Colleen Deignan
Monday, November 09, 1998 at 13:41:47 (PST)

Hi Don, INCREDIBLE performance at the Black & White Theatre Nov. 7. Your ability to express both wild humor, and the interplay of relationships with loved ones and oneself is rare and beautiful. I know that people left the show Sat. night with lingering questions, ponderings on which to focus – on growth and change in their lives and the lives of those they love. Such thoughts are necessary and are so often feared and overlooked. Your music, with its strength and beauty touches upon such places within us. How perfectly you celebrate the cycles of our lives with your songs and capture the essence of love. Thank you Don.

Bill Gliniecki
Sunday, November 08, 1998 at 20:40:45 (PST)

Excellent show with the Loomers on Sat. I can’t wait for the recording to come out. I know all of us here in central MA plan to chip in and buy a community copy. By the way, what size do you want your “Hi, my name is Don, and I’m a Lumper” t-shirt?

Aaron Seibert
Wednesday, November 04, 1998 at 08:51:22 (PST)

I don’t have any thoughts. I just wanna say ‘wicked pissa’!!

Fenwick – huh? (I’m an e-mail novice)
Tuesday, November 03, 1998 at 13:24:19 (PST)

Regarding the two-seater outhouse. ‘taint funny,McWhite. When I was in the Peace Corps, in a small town (80 families) in Ych’chata, Perรบ, the town outhouse was a two seater -not two cybicles, just two spots to squat within one small adobe hut.

And I remember hearing, during my days at Bowdoin, of a guy in Maine who built a two-story outhouse – – – – and rented out the upper floor!

Stan Laurel
Friday, October 30, 1998 at 14:12:24 (PST)

Dear Don,
Those pictures on the page with The Loomers are definitely the best ever! In fact, those four guys with you are easily the most handsome, suave, debonair, and well-groomed, fellows I’ve seen in a long time! Even though one of them has long hair, they certainly make the stage a fine picture of manliness. Yessir, keep up that good work with those Loomer fellows.

Judy Ostrosky
Friday, October 23, 1998 at 10:22:51 (PDT)

Hi friend,

I don’t believe there is another soul who could capture so well all those emotions that run through us as our children grow and eventually leave us. I am saving your ode to Lawren for my own in a couple years. I was very excited to see the homepage and get caught up to date. I am very happy things are going so well for you…and very deservedly! I hope to get out to see you one of these nights soon now that I have the updated schedule. I miss you…give my best to Terry. Thinking of you……..Judy

Tom Stratton
Saturday, October 17, 1998 at 21:40:46 (PDT)

Great show tonight at the Elks in Lynn. Nice to meet your Dad. Playing Live at Sommerville as I type this. Hope to catch you again soon.

Sheila & John Shea – yeah, right.
Saturday, October 17, 1998 at 09:58:42 (PDT)

So, we need about 25 copies (CDs)of Two Vagabonds. Seriously. You made a lot of fans at our wedding. And, more importantly, when are you gonna come out and play in Seattle???

Bill Gliniecki
Thursday, October 15, 1998 at 20:58:19 (PDT)

Hi, Don. Just thought I’d let you know how things are going here in Holland (the red-neck town, not the country. You’re not THAT popular). Cara gave birth to a beautiful baby girl yesterday (10/14), at 1:30pm, after ONLY 35 hours in labor. The baby weighed in at 8 lb., 15 oz. We named her Paige Elizabeth. We’re already looking forward to the show on Nov. 7, as this will be our first (and perhaps last) night out together after the birth. Thanks for the talk at the Vanilla Bean, and I’d like to cast a vote for the Rhumba album, and maybe a techno-pop album, too.

Lynne Derosier
Thursday, October 15, 1998 at 13:02:36 (PDT)

Hi Don,

I love your web site! I can’t wait until I see you and The Loomers play in Middleboro. Are you going to sing The Lumpers song? How about the song you wrote for your daughter? I know that it will be a great show as they always are. I know it will be especially great because The Loomers will be there too. Please reserve two copies of your new cd for Amanda and me when it comes out.

Robin Gibbs
Wednesday, October 14, 1998 at 07:26:27 (PDT)

Hi, Don,
It’s been 5 years this weekend since you sang at our wedding!!!!!
Like it or not- you are part of our lives..
and in our wedding pictures no less……

We love you!!!!

Robin and Lee

Jack Cavalier
Wednesday, October 14, 1998 at 07:10:36 (PDT)

Don–count me among the many who’ll be in attendance at the Black & White Theater on Nov. 7th. Heck, I’ll even be at both shows!

Sharon Brick
Monday, October 12, 1998 at 06:59:45 (PDT)

Don, you can add me to the internet address list and take me off the mailing list. Thanks for the updates. I’ll see another show soon.

Keep working at it. Your humor is refreshing and I appreiate your hard work.

kerri nelson
Saturday, October 10, 1998 at 11:27:02 (PDT)

hi don
me and kara are coming to see you play on november 7!! i haven’t gone in so long and i’m really looking forward to it

kara! olivito
Friday, October 09, 1998 at 18:43:13 (PDT)

hey don!!
remember me?? i sincerely miss going to see you play and want to thank you for all the places you have taken me. and for all the things you are shown me. i will see you play again november 7…until then

bruce kay
Tuesday, October 06, 1998 at 07:36:51 (PDT)

Dear Don,
Saw you at the Bean, thanks for a great show.
Your songs give me perspective–what’s really
important in life. Even your funny ones! My wife and I decided on the way home that if weren’t for the funnies, we’d all be dead from the serious ones by the end of the night. I’m going to see what my church (Quakers) thinks about having you over for a private show.

Jon Svetkey
Friday, October 02, 1998 at 14:35:24 (PDT)

Dear Don:
I just wanted to thank you for spending time with us last night. It was certainly an unmitigated pleasure rehearsing with you again. We all especially enjoyed your suggestion about making all of your songs into rhumbas. I, personally, think your fans would love this, and since it has always been a dream of Everett’s to wear a sombrero on stage I’m sure he would agree. Furthermore, we all know of Michael’s proclivity towards Latin music and Jack’s Floridian heritage. I think you’ve struck a resplendent chord within the band. Let’s get to work on the DON WHITE/LOOMERS ALL-RHUMBA SHOW. What do you think of some flamenco-based acoustic guitar stylings on “I Know What Love Is?” Just a question. Oh well, see you onstage at The Bull Run tomorrow. I’ll be the one wearing the ruffled shirt, drinking a madras.
Yours truly, Jon (Juan) el Svetkey

jane lawrence
Thursday, October 01, 1998 at 10:51:28 (PDT)

Don: “moments” YES!!
Lawren: It’s all true & more – go for it!!
Mom & Sis: How DO you live with these people?!?

Monday, September 28, 1998 at 19:23:29 (PDT)


20th Century Squirrel
Thursday, September 24, 1998 at 12:37:08 (PDT)

I was thinking about that place in Maine you described and how long ago it was that I was there. I still can feel the wood stove heat and taste the food. I was studying the menu and the drink list for the Dandelion Green restaurant where I was to start as a waiter one week later. You and I met as busboys and then you got out of the racket and went to procreate in the woods, while I stayed indoors in suburbia and had too much wine, women and wild nights. Oh well. I just finished moving to the country and you can come visit. I really liked the idea of private shows. MAybe I should have a wedding ceremony for that express purpose. I was thinking of eloping and spending the saved money on three weeks in Portugal/Spain. Miss you.

Jean W
Wednesday, September 23, 1998 at 03:02:25 (PDT)

Just got the best piece of mail I’ve received in a long time (your newsletter). To me, the very best people are those who speak from the heart, and can find the irony and humor in it. You qualify. Reading your muse reminds me of one of my favorite artists/muse-ers. You might want to check out his web page:

See you at an upcoming show. Thank you.

Gordon Stevenson
Monday, September 14, 1998 at 10:13:06 (PDT)

Don- I am desperatly trying to find your a cappela (sp?) version of “I know what love is” for my daughter’s 10th birthday-TODAY. Please let me know how or where I can find the “Live at Sommerville Theatre” CD.

Thanks, Gordon Stevenson

lawren white
Sunday, September 13, 1998 at 15:48:57 (PDT)

thank you

Jim Crotty
Saturday, September 12, 1998 at 13:01:17 (PDT)

Hey hows it going? Web page looks great.Nancy says hello. CONGRATS to LAWREN on college.(one more to go. ha ha) Looking forward to your next local show and your usual wonderful performance. I suppose my wife will probably want me to take her out for dinner afterwards.(I suppose a hapy meal combo is out of the question. ok, ok we’ll go to JOE’S CHICKEN SHACK EMPORIUM, dear) Well enough of my demented ramblings.Enjoyed your MOMENTS. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!! Keep your feet on the ground but keep reaching for the stars….. JIM

Mary Hulser
Monday, September 07, 1998 at 17:51:43 (PDT)

Hello, Don, I am back home coming down from a Sober in the Sun high. After unpacking the wet tent, doing mountains of laundry and having a psycho-mom episode, I decided to look at your web site. It’s great. I especially enjoyed your musings about Lawren’s college- launching. I am still dreaming about sharing some musical moments on the island in Lake George–did I forget to mention my nephew is a producer for MTV? I will work on making it a reality, I’ve been wanting to share your music with my family for a while now. I really enjoyed the show at treasure valley, from the fun of “wild thing” to the healing, sobbing depths of the “never ” song. Thanks

Thursday, September 03, 1998 at 11:00:36 (PDT)

Hey, y’all headed to Sober In The Sun this weekend?