Don McMinn is a legend in Memphis Music, period.
This Memphis music veteran helped start the rebirth of Beale Street in Memphis Tennessee, home of the Blues. During those formative years of the mid-1980's when the rebirth of Beale Street was in its infancy, Don Mcminn and his band had the "house gig" at Rum Boogie, the music venue on the corner of Beale Street and Highway 61 (3rd Street). And that band was the real deal, a vision of what Beale Street was intended to be: the finest musicians and music that Memphis had to offer five, six, and sometimes seven days a week! Everyone who was anyone was there, and when the big names came into town for recording their records or performing their concerts, there was only one place to go - to see Don McMinn and his Rum Boogie band.
Twenty five years later Don is still creating and perpetuating his special brand of "Southern" music that ranges from Delta Blues to Boogie Blues. As an international entertainer, he has performed all across this planet for audiences of all ages. Again this year, Don will make the trip across the ocean to give them another taste of what Memphis Music is all about.
Giving back is just part of his nature, and to that end he is helping to preserve the future of the Blues by teaching another generation the musicianship and integrity that has become synonymous with his name. He even offers workshops to aspiring musicians and songwriters.
* Worked with, # Recorded with, *# Worked & recorded with
JERRY LEE LEWIS*#
BOBBY "BLUE" BLAND#
SAM THE SHAM#
Cameo Appearances With Don's Band
Tom Steel (Cinderella)
Three Dog Night
Billy F Gibbons
Jammed a lot and became friends with Dennis Quaid during filming
of "Great Balls Of Fire" movie about Jerry Lee Lewis
And many, many more...