Member Profile

David Donar

I am a folklorist, cartoonist and a professor of Art with an interest in old time music and folk tales.

I perform within the Piedmont Blues style that originated in the Southeastern region of the United States. I learned from some of the greatest old time folk and blues players located in the foothill of Appalachia, South Carolina. In addition to the guitar, I also play Cajun Accordion. I continue to learn and perform with group of talented folks in the Greater Toronto area, York Region. I am inspired by the style of country blues artists like Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Brownie McGhee, and old time country folk style of Doc Watson, Hank Williams Sr, and Jimmie Rogers. I strive to embrace the tradition of these old time songsters and to continue this great tradition of music to a new generation of audiences.