Confessions of a Conservative Liberal
Don Tassone was born in Providence, RI in June of 1951. At the age of 10, his father thought that a formal education in the accordion would be a 'good money maker' in years to come. Thus was the beginnings of a long relationship with the treble clef. A while later his Dad bought a $20.00 Stella guitar, a real turning point for Don, though he never had a lesson. With the help and encouragement of a friend, Don began to put some poems to music and found that this would be an ongoing compulsion, following him through the years. In 2004, the lead guitarist of a band that Don was in had the unfortunate circumstance of a fire consuming his house and everything in it. Two nights before, Don felt compelled to take all his gear home from the doomed basement rehearsal studio. All the other instruments succumbed to the fire. Shortly thereafter, during Christmas, a giant wave hit the Far East, killing nearly half a million people. This incident inspired Don to write and record in his home studio. What rose from all the ashes is his latest CD "Confessions of a Conservative Liberal" and for him, a new focus, that of a solo troubadour. This CD then is a collection of some of those compulsive confessions-inspirations, observations, assorted queries into the Great Unknown. Some are prayers, some analogies, some just thoughts- meditations set to music. "These are the letters unopened..."