Bass Guitar & Vocals
Don is from New Orleans, LA. which most people know is flowing with music and musicians. Don started listening to music early on in life, about 5 years old. First, like most kids he started listening to the radio and then to his mothers collection of classical, jazz and ultimately Motown Records. The stage was set.
After seeing a high school friend play bass in a popular school band, bass was it for him. The roller coaster ride began and continues to this day. After playing in about a 1000 bands a few private lessons it was time to start his own band… Quite an accomplishment considering where he’s from. The Don Rousell Band was formed and for years did quite well in the New Orleans club scene. Playing both covers and originals, mostly penned by Don. The band became a local favorite as an opening act for touring bands. Don’s band opened for the likes of The Neville Brothers, War, The Funky Meters, The Ohio Players and a host of others. Don has opened and headlined at The House of Blues, The Maple Leaf, Café Istanbul, Café Brazil, Baton Rouge’s Rick’s Café Americana and New Orleans most famous music club Tipitina’s.