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My Name Is Don!

by Don & The Quixotes

A gold-sequined mostly-instrumental 60s-style twangfest from Portland, OR's ultimate 16th-century-Spanish-literature-themed surf rock wedding/party band!
Genre: Rock: Surf Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. My Name Is Don!
Don & the Quixotes
2:22 $0.99
2. Sunday Stroll?
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2:20 $0.99
3. People Make the World Go 'round
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3:37 $0.99
4. Surfer Elise
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3:11 $0.99
5. Orbiter
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3:25 $0.99
6. Little Sunflower
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3:08 $0.99
7. Rocinante's Lament
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3:20 $0.99
8. Andale
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4:07 $0.99
9. The Cactus
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3:01 $0.99
10. Here Comes Don!
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2:55 $0.99
11. Roll Cage Pt. 1 (Time Trial)
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3:26 $0.99
12. Lore 'n' Legend
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4:01 $0.99
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Album Notes
Don & The Quixotes entertain, plain and simple. As plain and simple as the gold sequins they are adorned with. Falling somewhere between The Ventures, Tony Clifton, Dick Dale, and Thin Lizzy these twangy surf instrumentals recall the sock hops and beach parties of the heyday of surf, 1961-64. New originals sound like classic favorites; familiar covers are turned inside out and fully reverberated. The Quixotes WILL: dress up, start your party, entertain the troops, get bodies moving, make references to 16th-century literature, play as long as you want, and leave party-goers age 4-84 smiling.

Don is the leader of the group and MC. When he is not burning up the strings with fiery, 400 year old picking techniques, he is receiving blown kisses from swooning girls in attendance. Steve Morris provides icy contrast with cascading, frozen liquid naugahyde guitar runs sure to make you shiver. Feltsy St. James provides total rhythmic precision, from machine-gun snare work to the lightest ride cymbal kiss. And Adam Cornelius holds down the low register with handsome humility.

The Quixotes play weddings, parties, bars, backyards, get-togethers, events, functions, you name it. Go ahead, name it!! Inquire about rates and availability!




“Many bands these days employ the trappings of surf music to evoke a trendy, lackadaisical aesthetic, but Don and the Quixotes are one of the rare gems that actually walk the walk. Every song on the Portland group’s debut album is soaked in vintage twang, from straightforward throwback instrumentals (“Orbiter”) to numbers that curl at the edges with derisive rock and roll (“The Cactus”), and even one clever take on a classical song (“Surfer Elise”—get it?). The album sails on an undercurrent of literary references—especially that windmill wrangler of Spanish lore—on tongue-in-cheek opener “My Name Is Don!” and scintillating closer “Lore ‘n’ Legend.” With a live show that promises polyester suits and a stellar lineup of likeminded local acts, Don and the Quixotes mean to get you drenched.”

-MARANDA BISH, Portland Mercury, 3/29/12

“Portland quartet Don and The Quixotes makes its mission abundantly clear on the title track of its debut, My Name Is Don!: “My name is Don, we are The Quixotes/ We came to play surf music and we/ Insist that you get out of your seat/ So we can rock this little party.” What follows is a mostly instrumental surf odyssey marked by a quirk (dig the Ventures-ified take on Beethoven), a little sleaze, a lot of love and a glaze of grit. Consider the party rocked.”

-AP KRYZA, Willamette Week, 3/28/12



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