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Don Tassone
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Providence, RI  USA Joined December 2006
Don was born in Providence, RI in June of 1951. At the age of 10, his father thought that an education in the accordion would be a "good money maker" in years to come. Thus was the beginnings of a long relationship with the treble clef. After a while his dad bought a $20.00 Stella guitar, a real turning point for Don, though he never had a lesson. Don began to put some poems to music and found that this would be an ongoing compulsion, following him through the years. In 2004, the lead guitarist of a band that Don was in had the unfortunate circumstance of a fire consuming his house and everything in it. Two nights before, Don felt compelled to take all his gear home from the doomed basement rehearsal studio. All the other instruments succumbed to the fire. Shortly there after, during Christmas, a giant wave hit the Far East, killing nearly half a million people. This incident inspired Don to write and record in his home studio. What rose from all the ashes was for Don a new focus, that of a home recording artist and a solo troubadour. Don has 2 cd's: Confessions Of A Conservative Liberal (2006) and Dandelion Wine(2007). Don Tassone is a model maker, sculpting in wax, clay or white metal- entirely by hand. Although able to work in silver and gold, Don is primarily a costume jewelry and pewter model maker using centrifugal casting and rubber molding to produce his items. Visit Don at myspace.com/dontassonepewter and myspace.com/dontassone.
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