Donn Scott Shetler


making it easy for the stalkers

New Years Eve with Booty Vortex Ring in 2015

Giant Funk Disco extravaganza 

2 shows @ Johnny D's in Somerville 

7:30 PM (Doors open at 6:00 PM)

10:00 PM (Doors open at 9:00 PM)

Booty Vortex at Johnny D's

The C'mon Man Trio perform an unnatural act







The Blue Undertones

Performance Videos 
These are youtube clips of some of the  groups I play, write, arrange & direct for 

Live at Chans in Woonsocket "Feather Bed" 
I wrote the title into the notes of the turn around.

Jon Bon Jovi Sings & Records a song I  WROTE !
"Show Me The Way"

"Show Me The Way" performed live in europe in it's original instrumental form. 
We used it to open the shows on overseas tours until Mighty Sam McClain added the lyrics. He grabbed me at breakfast in Helsinki and told me " I been up all night with your song in my head I'm gonna write words too it".

My original C'monMan Trio caught live at the Cafe Bohemia 

Includes a recitation of 'The Pied Piper Of Harlem" 

With a reading of my original poem "The Drum" 
The bass clarinet takes it out at the end.

Hot tamale Brass Band perform  with the Bullock Brothers Gospel Choir 

Hot tamale Brass Band with Steve Riley at the annual 
                         Mardis Gras Ball

Hot Tamale Brass Band record "Take Me Out To The Ball Game,"

on Edison Cylinder for a sold out show at the Boston Library.

Playing clarinet for Hocum's Heroes . 
A traditional string swing band 

On the folkie side 
My concept group "Dixons Gold" perform music from & about the American civil war.  

A couple of tunes with DFJB 
The "Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band" 
The DFJB logo below is a link to a treasure trove of other videos & music.

The dysfunctional Family Jazz Band link

"Ay Las Bas"
Here is a live take of the Evil Gal Festival Orchestra with Michelle Willson I have toured the world with this woman and have now 5 albums out with, including our new one "Fortune Cookie." 
Evil Gal Blues , So emotional , Trying to Make A Little Love & Wake up Call are all on rounder records.

"Ay Las Bas"
From the award winning album "Trying To Make A Little Love,"
recorded in New Orleans at Ultrasonic Studios in 1998. I had the honer of arranging the horns and playing the reeds on that album.

DonnScottShetlers youtube channel (more vids)

There is some very cool music here.
Follow the colored underlined text to link to other sites
The soundclick link button takes you too my main music site where you can listen to lots of free music just by clicking on the streaming links. These are complete tunes not samples "you may have to sign up for the soudclick streams."
The "itunes" button links to one of the places to puchase downloads of individual tunes from my Cd "C'monMan" (Downloads are also available at soundclick.)
The flashing icon will take you to "CD baby" an online retailer of my "C'monMan" CD
BUY the CD!

Here's a collection commercially available albums I am on from Artists Direct

For the many Indi artists I have worked with hit the button labeled "Independent Artists" on the right below


Independent Artists



See what "Saxophone Journal" had to say about my group "C'monMan" & our original CD.


Studied at  the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

with legendary jazz saxophonist Archie Shep and classical clarinetist David Kreuter. 

Saxophonist Dennis Taylor whose three books for Hal leonard publications "Blues Saxophone," "Jazz Saxophone," & "Amazing Phrasing" represent some of the finest instructional writing on the subject.

Performance & Composition

Toured extensively throughout Europe, Russia, Turkey, with Blues, Soul jazz and Gospel artists and the U.S. including  playing at Carnegie Hall with the late Gene Pitney,  the prestigious New Orleans Jazz Festival with the late Johnny Adams & Hundreds of red sox games with the hot Tamale Brass Band.

Among my work with numerous artists has been these accomplishments 

Co wrote and recorded Mighty Sam McClain's Gospel Anthem "Show Me The Way" recorded  with Jon Bon Jovi for the Album "Give Us Your Poor" In 2008. This song also won the Gospel category of the International Songwriting Competition in 2009.

Wrote the original composition "New Cambridge March" used  in the 2004 feature film "Fever Pitch" with Drew Barimore.

Co wrote, played, and arranged horns on all of Michelle Willson's albums for Rounder Records including "Wake Up Call "( Boston Music Awards best blues album 2001)  

Co wrote, and recorded "Three Aces Club" with late Atlantic session man Harry Vann Walls author of the Big Joe Turner hit "Chains Of Love"

Arranged and recorded with Anson Funderburgh and Debbie Davies on the album 'Grand Union" for Otis Grand

Arranged and played horns on Paul Rishell & Annie Rains' Handy Award winning album "Moving To The Country,"   

Arranged and played  horns on Chris Fitz's "Never been to Memphis" that won an award in the International Songwriting Competition


Voyager Music & Sounds
Representing Human's outside the solar system


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