Don Colton Bio
Saxophones, Vocals, Keys,
in southeastern Iowa. He grew up in a musical family being the third
generation to play music. At the age of seven he gave his first public
performance singing for a small country church accompanied by his three
year old sister and mother on the church piano. Growing up, he performed
in his parents band playing locally. During his high school years he
also attended the University of Iowa and University of Northern
Illinois music programs.
At 18 he joined the US Army Band and
graduated from the Army School Of Music. He was lead saxophonist for
First Calvary Army Band at Fort Hood Texas. He performed and was the
arranger and producer for the recruiting show band that was featured
with Lou Rawls among other national acts while touring.
He has been in the Myrtle Beach area since
1988 where he has been performing and recording with various bands and
shows including The Carolina
Opry, TKO, a 15 year house band for 2001 , Nashville To
Broadway Show at The All American Music Theater, performed and recorded
two CDs with Heart and Soul, a Carolina beach band that received the
2000 Cammys "Best New Artist" award. He also has his own band
Permanent Tourist that has performed locally since 1993. In 1994 he was
cast in George Lucas' film Radio
Land Murders. It was set in the 1930's
where he played as lead saxophonist for the radio stations band.
"It was a real acting stretch but I think I captured the
Don now resides in Myrtle Beach, SC performing
anywhere live music can be heard.
(far left) appears somewhat unimpressed with Michael McKean in
the 1994 motion picture