Don was raised in an Italian/Irish household in Petaluma, California. He has been performing music for international audiences since the late 60s. From 1971 to 1978, he recorded and toured with his wife, songwriter Kate Wolf. In the 80s, he toured Europe with The Eclecticatz, an acoustic trio playing Celtic, Cowboy, Country, and Swing. Since then, he has continued to play Irish, Italian, Bluegrass and Country music. He now lives in Lake County where he produces the Anderson Marsh Old Time Bluegrass Festival, near Lower Lake, and also does an early-morning Bluegrass radio show in Lakeport.