Don Kerr is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is the drummer, lead singer and front man of Toronto band, Communism. He plays in Ron Sexsmith's band, and sometimes with The Kelele Brothers and Dan Mangan.
|Birth name||Donald Kerr|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, record producer, songwriter|
|Instruments||Drums, cello, vocals, guitar|
|Associated acts||Rheostatics, Ron Sexsmith, The Kelele Brothers, BidiniBand, The Dinner Is Ruined, Minotaurs, Dan Mangan, Caveboys, Communism|
Kerr studied guitar as a child; he experimented with a number of instruments as a teenager, and later studied drumming with Jim Blackley.
Kerr was producer for Karyn Ellis' 2010 album Even Though The Sky Was Falling. He set up a recording studio, "Rooster", in his home; In 2012 he produced the album Letters Home for Amy Campbell.
In 2014, along with guitarist Paul Linklater and bassist Kevin Lacroix, Kerr founded the Toronto-based band Communism. Their debut album, Get Down Get Together, was released in 2016. The band performed at the Hillside Festival in Guelph in 2017.
In 2017 Kerr drummed for Tamara Lindeman's album The Weather Station.
- Get Down Get Together (2016)
With Sexsmith & KerrEdit
- Destination Unknown (2005)
- Music Inspired by the Group of Seven (1995)
- The Blue Hysteria (1996)
- Double Live (1997)
- The Nightlines Sessions (1998)
- The Story of Harmelodia (1999)
- Night of the Shooting Stars (2001)
With The Hidden CamerasEdit
- The Land Is Wild (2009)
- The Thing (2010)
- The Sniffing Princess (1999)
- Carny Soundtrack (2008)
- Canadian Composer. Vol. 4. Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada. 1993. p. 16.
- "Don Kerr / Ron Sexsmith Destination Unknown". AllMusic review by Mark Deming
- "The Rooster". Exclaim!, By Vish Khanna, Mar 25, 2012
- https://dropd.com/issue/21/GroupOfSeven/ "A Group of Seven on the Group of Seven"]. Dropd, live review by P. Freako. August 22, 1996
- Levack, Chandler (September 1, 2005). "New and Notable Releases". NOW Magazine. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
- "Sexsmith & Kerr Destination Unknown". Exclaim!, By Vish Khanna, Sep 01, 2005
- "Karyn Ellis Even Though The Sky Was Falling". !Earshot Online, Allison Brown, Jan 12, 2010
- Schneider, Jason (September 13, 2016). "Five Questions With... Don Kerr of Communism". FYI Music News. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
- Wheeler, Brad (September 15, 2016). "It's time to face Communism – the band". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
- "Communism Get Down Get Together". Exclaim!, By Jacqueline Tucci, Sep 14, 2016
- "Communism Island Stage, Guelph ON, July 16". Exclaim!, By Sarah Greene, Jul 17, 2017
- "Charlotte Cornfield Flies Home For 'Future Snowbird'". Exclaim!, By Sarah Greene, Mar 07, 2016
- "Episode 343: Shawna Caspi Interview and More New Releases". Folk Roots Radio, October 5, 2017.
- "The Weather Station Is Not Related to the Weather and Other Facts About Tamara Lindeman's New Album". Exclaim!, By Sarah Greene, Oct 05, 2017
- Goddard, John (September 20, 2008). "The poor man's Banff Centre". Toronto Star. Retrieved September 25, 2019.