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Donny Parenteau

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Years active  1991–present
Record labels  306 Records, EMI
Genres  Country, Western swing
Name  Donny Parenteau
Website  DonnyParenteau.com

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Occupation(s)  Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer
Instruments  Fiddle, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, electric mandolin, double neck guitar and mandocaster
Associated acts  Neal McCoy, Brad Johner
Role  Singer-songwriter · donnyparenteau.com
Albums  To Whom it May Concern, What It Takes, Bring It On
Nominations  Juno Award for Aboriginal Album of the Year
Similar People  Brad Johner, Codie Prevost, Shane Yellowbird, Beverley Mahood, Bob McGrath

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Donny Parenteau (born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan) is singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He is best for known his solo career and his work as fiddle player, guitarist, and mandolin player for country music singer Neal McCoy. In February 2011, Parenteau signed with the record label 306 Records/EMI to help distribute his albums.

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Early life

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At 14, Parenteau took up the fiddle. After mastering the fiddle, he picked up other instruments like the guitar (both acoustic and electric) and the mandolin (both acoustic and electric). Parenteau cites some of his influences as Bryan Sklar, Freddie Pelltier, and George Pistun

Career

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After picking up the violin at a young age, by 19 he was playing professionally. In 1991, Parenteau was playing in Edmonton, Alberta and was invited to a show by Neal McCoy who was also playing in Edmonton. Upon talking with McCoy, Parenteau discovered they had similar taste in music. McCoy was looking for a fiddle player, but didn't have the money to hire one. Parenteau wanted the chance to audition and would not let up until he got the chance to audition. Parenteau listened to the group jamming and had a grasp of what they were playing. It was that song he would use as the audition piece. During his time touring with McCoy, Parenteau got to open for such artists as Merle Haggard, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Buck Owens, George Jones, Charlie Pride, Loretta Lynn, Charlie Daniels, Hank Williams, Jr., Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, and Shania Twain. Parenteau also graced the Grand Ole Opry stage. Parenteau was the only member of the live band that was also on the recordings. After performing with Neal McCoy for 12 years and playing 250–300 shows a year, Parenteau returned to Prince Albert to embark on a solo career.

Charity work

Parenteau has done a number of humanitarian and charity work. Evidence of that was winning the 2001 SCMA International Humanitarian Award. Parenteau has also made appearances on Telemiracle starting on the 32nd edition of the telethon. Parenteau co-wrote the new Telemiracle opening theme song with Brad Johner entitled You are the Miracle.

Studio albums

What it Takes (9 October 2006) Icon Records

To Whom it May Concern (11 January 2011) Phantom

Singles

  • "Belly Up"
  • "Father Time"
  • "Postmarked Heaven"
  • "I Love Christmas"
  • "Turn it Up"
  • "My Girl"
  • "Watching Over Me"
  • "My Dirt"
  • "To Whom it May Concern"
  • "Can't Afford to Love You"
  • "Sun Shower"
  • "Honey It's Broke"
  • Music videos

  • "Belly Up"
  • "My Girl"
  • "To Whom it May Concern"
  • Awards and nominations

    Parenteau has been nominated for a multitude of awards all across Canada picking up a number of them along the way. In 2008, Parenteau was nominated for his countries highest honour by being nominated for a Juno Award.

    References

    Donny Parenteau Wikipedia


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