I am a Professional Entertainer. I specialize in traditional country twang and oldies (late 50-early 70 rock) 3 years full time. I ware western attire and sing to professional pre-recorded music. I use a Computer. My guitar and mic are wireless. All is powered by a Yamaha mixer and 2, PR 15 speakers. I sing appx.50% old classics and 50% todayâ€™s traditional country. I cover: Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willy Nelson, Mearl Haggard, Hank Williams Sr., & Jr., George Streight, Brooks & Dunn, Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney exc.. with full emotion. I move about the audience singing. I use my performing area, props, guitar, and song arrangement to entertain.
Price Range: $400 and up
Gig Length: 120 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
Excellent tradetional country music and personable singing. Don often leaves the comfort of the stage or entertainer area with his wireless microphone and wireless rythem guitar and moves through the audiance singing to all, stoping now and again to sing one-on-one with someone. Don is a personable singer and makes you feel the music and words.
Don uses professional pre-recorded music complete with back up vocals and instrmental breaks, for a full band sound. Don play's rythem guitar along with the pre-recorded music as needed.
Don O'neal is devoted full time to traditional country music. Don specializes in covering the classic country songs of Nelson, Jones, Jennings, Cash, Coe, and Haggard, but also adds today's traditional country as well. "I love traditional country music, both old and new" Don said in a recent interview, and it's clearly evident as he moves about his audience mixing classic hard-core country tunes with today's traditional twang of Toby Keith, Kenny Chessney, Gary Allen, and Josh Turner.
"I am strictly traditional, I love slow sensuous songs like Your Man by Josh Turner, but I also enjoy the fast hard driving traditional style of Fast Forward by Kenny Chessney. To me there is nothing like those hard luck story lines like Seashores of Old Mexico by George Straight and Stay here and drink by Mearl Haggard.
I also love the old classic rock song from the late fifties and sixties. Bands like CCR and the Eagles and the Platers".
Don is a one-man-band with personality. Part of what sets Don aside from other entertainers is his ability to leave the stage and sing one-on-one with the audience. Don can not stand still when he sings and this lead him to the wireless microphone and wireless guitar system he uses in his performances. Don believes everyone should feel welcome and know they are a part of the party, and the best way to accomplish this is to get on the floor with them.
Don has high quality professional equipment which produces an excellent sound for most venues, inside or outside. He uses top quality pre-recorded music which includes back up vocals and instrumental break music. Don is not a hot lead guitar player, instead he plays rhythm guitar along with his pre-recorded music, but occasionaly he will cut the computer off and hit the floor with just the guitar.
Don has a busy schedule booking three months ahead and working between 12 and 15 shows a month in the three county area of Lake, Sumter, and Hernando. For booking information call Donald Haywood Entertainment at (phone number hidden) and ask for Dawn.
Achy Breaky (Billy Ray Cyrus), Chattahoochee (Allen Jackson), Your Cheating Heart (Hank Williams Sr.), Guitars and CadillacÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s (Dwight Yokem), Ft. Worth (George Straight), Slow Hand (Conway Twitty), Devil Woman (Marty Robins), DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t worry about me (Marty Robins), HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll have to go (Jim Reeves), Together Again (Buck Owens), All my xÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s live in Texas (George Straight), Today I started loving you again (Mearl Haggard), Stay here and drink (Mearl Haggard), Big City (Mearl Haggard), Chill Factor (Mearl Haggard), DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t close your eyes (Keith Whitley), He stopped loving her today (George Jones), Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash), DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t rock the Jukebox (Allen Jackson), IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m so lonesome I could cry (Hank Williams Sr.) Waltz across Texas (Ernest Tub), Fast as you (Dwight Yokem), Swinging Doors (Mearl Haggard), Family Tradition (Hank Williams Jr.), White Lighting (George Jones), Corvette song (George Jones), Close enough to perfect (Alabama), Blue Eyes Crying (Willie Nelson), Always on my mind (Willie Nelson), Funny how time slips away (Willie Nelson), Good Hearted Woman (Waylon Jennings), Amanda (Waylon Jennings), HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a Quarter (Travis Tritt), Statue of a fool (Jack Green), You never even called me by my name (David Allen Coe), Make Believe (Conway Twitty).
Some Beach (Blake Shelton), I love this bar (Toby Keith), Beer for my horses (Toby Keith), Crash here tonight (Toby Keith), Get drunk and be somebody (Toby Keith) A little to late (Toby Keith), Almost home (Craig Morgan), A little bit of Life (Craig Morgan), IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m Building Bridges (Brooks and Dunn), Neon Moon (Brooks and Dunn, Man of Constant Sorrow (Soggy Bottom Boys), Your Man (Josh Turner), Long Black Train (Josh Turner), Yee Haw (?), Where I come from (Allen Jackson), Living Fast Forward (Kenny Chessney), Nothing on but the radio (Gary Allen), Seashores of old Mexico (George Straight), I got a brand new girlfriend (?), I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t give it away (George Straight), Play something country (Brooks and Dunn), Good as I once was (Toby Keith)
The Wanderer (Dion), All Shook up (Elvis), Blueberry Hill (Fats Dominos), Johnny B. Good (Chuck Berry), Teddy Bear (Elvis), Midnight Special (Various), DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be cruel (Elvis), Unchained Melody (Various).
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