About Don Harvey

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Don Harvey is a soulful drummer & composer living in Austin, Texas. He was raised in New York, in a home filled with art and classical music. Don started drumming at age 14 & hit the road when he turned 19. He made his first recordings in Tel Aviv, where he resided from 1975-1980, with David Broza & Yonathan Geffen. After moving to Los Angeles, Don toured the world with Charlie Sexton. He’s performed or recorded with Ronnie Lane & Ian McLagan (an 18-year veteran of McLagan’s Bump Band), Joe Ely, Billy Bragg, Tonio K, Storyville, Alejandro Escovedo, Iain Matthews (Fairport Convention), Martha Davis (the Motels), David Halley, Broken Homes, Rob Laufer and Michael Hall. Don received the “Best Drummer” award at the 2006-2007 Austin Music Awards and has produced recordings for Beaver Nelson (featuring a duet with Lucinda Williams), Billy Harvey & many others. Don’s had the honor of performing with Bruce Springsteen (with Joe Ely), Pete Townshend & Ronnie Wood (with Ian McLagan) and Wilco (with Billy Bragg on the Mermaid Avenue Tour). He’s co-written songs with Tonio K, Charlie Sexton, Martha Davis and David Halley. In 1995 Don co-founded the SIMS Foundation which provides access to mental health and addiction recovery services for Austin-area musicians and their families. He co-owned the legendary Austin Rehearsal Complex (“the ARC”), a hub of Austin’s music scene in the 1990′s.

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” … a lush journey that stands with the best of ECM Records. Not quite jazz or rock, not really New Age, Light Shines Through occupies its own space.”
Michael Toland, Austin Chronicle

“Light Shines Through has a romantic quality with the feel of a dreamy landscape that takes me into a world of colors and sound.”
Alejandro Escovedo