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Steel Wheels (Live: Featuring Guitar, Vocal, High-Hat, & Harmonica)

Don Elbreg - © 2021/2012 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

This live version of my original song "Steel Wheels" was recorded at my February 6th, 2021 performance at Barringer's Tavern in Indianapolis, Indiana. The video of this live performance is available at this link: https://youtu.be/aQeUOGatfaI. The 2012 studio version of Steel Wheels" is also available on this site at this link: https://donelbreg.com/track/2244970/steel-wheels.

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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / What Child Is This ? / It Came Upon The Midnight Clear / We Three Kings (Live)

Don Elbreg - © 2020 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

Live Christmas songs at Barringer's Tavern - 12/19/20. Video of this live performance including these and a few other Christmas songs available at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJGvSFNKTOE

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A Song About Justice (Live)

Don Elbreg - © 2020/2007 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

This is a live version of an original character education song from my all-original "Essential Educational Values" CD released in 2007. This live performance was recoded in 2007 at the "Love for Lexi" benefit, held to help our friend Lexi Martin who had developed a severe pulmonary disease at that time. The studio version is also available as a download for purchase on this site at thiis link: https://donelbreg.com/track/2245056/a-song-about-justice

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Josette & Brad's Wedding Song (Lyrics by Josette Moffatt/Music by Don Elbreg)

Don Elbreg & Josette Moffatt - © 2020/2015/2005 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

Our good friends Brad and Josette were married in September 2005 in Sydney, Australia and we were fortunate to be able to make the trip. Josette wrote lyrics dedicated to Brad and asked if I would write the music and perform the song as a surprise for Brad at their reception. Both she and Brad have generously given me permission to release it as a FREE download!

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Something (Instrumental)

Don Elbreg & Brian Brandenburg - © 2020/1992 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

This is an instrumental recorded at my old ice hockey teammate Brian Brandenburg's house before one of our high school home games back in 1992!

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John Hardy (Live: Featuring Tom Williams on Banjo)

Don Elbreg - © 2020/2004 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

This is another live traditional Bluegrass-style recording that, in addition to my acoustic guitar and vocal, features my late friend and multi-instrumentalist Tom Williams on banjo. "Grandfather's Clock" is the other live traditional song that features Tom on Banjo, and is available below as a FREE download as well. A live performance of my original song "Hold Me Up With Your Heart" features Tom on Banjo too, and is available as a download for purchase on this site at this link: https://donelbreg.com/single/8695/hold-me-up-with-your-heart-live

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Grandfather's Clock (Live: Featuring Tom Williams on Banjo)

Don Elbreg - © 2020/2004 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

In addition to my acoustic guitar and vocal, this live traditional Bluegrass-style recording features my late friend and multi-instrumentalist Tom Williams on banjo. Tom was a huge fan and performer of multiple styles of music. I am proud to have known and performed with him. A live performance of my original song "Hold Me UIp With Your Heart" features Tom on Banjo as well, and is available as a download for purchase on this site at this link: https://donelbreg.com/single/8695/hold-me-up-with-your-heart-live

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Hold Me Up With Your Heart (Live)

Don Elbreg - © 2020/2006 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

I wrote this song for my wife Josie several years ago. The video of this performance is available at this link: https://youtu.be/zsTPLVvVLkg. An alternate live version of this song that features my late friend Tom Williams on Banjo is also available on this site as a download for purchase. The studio version from my 2006 CD release "My One True Destination" is available as a download for purchase as well, as is the entire CD on which it is included.

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Let Freedom Ring (Live with the Wright Brothers Band)

Don Elbreg - © 2020/2000/1999 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

This live version of my original song "Let Freedom Ring" was recorded at my father George Elbreg's surprise 56th birthday party on September 12th, 1999, and performed with The Wright Brothers Band, some of my musical heroes. Tim Wright is featured on pedal steel guitar and harmony vocal, Tom Wright on harmony vocal, John McDowell on bass and harmony vocal, & Greg Anderson on keyboard. Video of this performance available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srcc1l5tz4s. Tim also played pedal steel guitar and sang bass vocal on the studio version of this song from my 2000 CD release "The Groundwork for my Going On," available on this site as a digital download, and on my 2019 CD release "Prelude to Solace: Live at Docs," but titled "Highway to Heaven," featuring B.J. Montoya on violin and harmony vocal.

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A Real Country Song (Live: Featuring Guitar, Vocal, & Harmonica)

Don Elbreg - © 2020/2012 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

This live version of my original song "A Real Country Song" was performed and recorded on October 15th, 2020 during my appearance on 100.3 KORN Country FM. Video of this performance at: https://youtu.be/43SROT8QdmA. The studio recorded version of this song is also available on this site as a digital download and on my "This Old Shirt" all-original CD released in 2012.

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Blue M&M Blues (Live)

Don Elbreg - © 2020/1997 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

This live version of my previously unreleased original song "Blue M&M Blues" was performed with my friends Jason Morris on drums and Don Hawkins on bass at the Slippery Noodle Inn in Indianapolis, IN on July 20th, 1997 - my 21st birthday! My dad George Elbreg rented out the back room of the Slippery Noodle Inn and invited our family and several of our closest friends.

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Ripples on the Water (Live)

Don Elbreg - © 2020/2000/2019 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

This live recording of "Ripples on the Water" was performed and recorded live in the Spring of 1999 for Indianapolis-based TV53. The studio and other live versions of "Ripples on the Water" are also available on this site for purchase and as FREE downloads.

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Valleys of Green (Live)

Don Elbreg - © 2020/2012 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

This live version of "Valleys of Green" was recorded during my 9/19/20 performance in Shelbyville, Indiana. The original studio version of this track is available on this site as a digital download and in CD format on my "This Old Shirt" 2012 release.

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This Old Shirt (Live: Featuring Guitar, Vocal, Harmonica, & High-Hat)

Don Elbreg - © 2020/2012 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

This live version of my original song "This Old Shirt" was recorded during my performance in Shelbyville, IN on July 17th, 2020, and features a harmonica solo break for the first time live. The original studio recording of "This Old Shirt" is included on my all-original 2012 release of the same name, and is available as both a single digital download for purchase and on the hard-copy CD release that includes eleven other tracks as well.

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East River Mountain (Live)

Don Elbreg - © 2020/2018/2006 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

This live version of my original song "East River Mountain" was recorded on January 27th, 2018 during a performance at the Stacked Pickle in Greenwood, IN. The video version of this live performance is available at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2XeNkuJeMg. The original studio version is available for purchase on this site on my "My One True Destination" CD and as a digital download as well.

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The Future Is Now (Live)

Don Elbreg - © 2020/2000 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

This is a live version of my original song "The Future Is Now." The 2000 studio version is also available on this site under "Buy/CD Releases/Downloads for Purchase/Groundwork for my Going On."

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Ripples on the Water (Live)

Don Elbreg - © 2020/2000 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

This live version of "Ripples on the Water" was performed on March 1st, 2020 at the St. Paul Songwriter Circle in St. Paul, IN. The video version of this live performance is available at this link: https://youtu.be/mbHmRt5LoLc. The original studio version is available for purchase on this site as a digital download as well.

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I'll Never Lose My Faith (Live)

Don Elbreg - © 2020/2000 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

This is a live version of my original song "I'll Never Lose My Faith," originally released on my 2000 original CD release "The Groundwork for my Going On," and is dedicated to my cousin Ginger. The video version of this live performance is available at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC8BqF2v_oc. The original studio version is available for purchase on this site as a digital download as well.

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Cornfield (Live)

Don Elbreg - © 2019/2012 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

(The video performance of this live performance is available at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbHr-ZsuzIY). "Cornfield" is a song inspired by my growing up riding horses, both on trails across central and southern Indiana, as well as in competitions from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio to as far west as Tulsa, Oklahoma. My Dad George Elbreg, Godparents Dick and Lana Summers, their son Garett and I went on many local trail rides passing through cornfields on our way, and also made several trips to Corydon and Nashville, Indiana for trail rides with friends. This live, alternate, recorded version of "Cornfield" is dedicated in memory of my Dad, Dick, and Lana, and to my friendship with Garett. The studio recorded version of "Cornfield" is available on my 2012 CD release "This Old Shirt" and as a digital download, both on this site. The video of my entire interview and performance on 100.3 KORN Country FM from December 26th, 2019 which includes this song is available at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77dDJi7yiPI

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Travelin' Shoes (Live with The Wright Brothers Band)

Don Elbreg with The Wright Brothers Band - Public Domain

This live version of "Travelin' Shoes" was recorded at my father George Elbreg's surprise 56th birthday party on September 12th, 1999, and performed with The Wright Brothers Band, some of my musical heroes. Tim Wright and John McDowell are featured on some of my original CD releases as well. The video version of this live performance is available at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu8ACvt2I8U

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Deep Ellum Blues / I'll Never Lose My Faith / I Can't Break These Chains (Live)

Don Elbreg - © 2019/2000 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

This recording includes live versions of the traditional song "Deep Ellum Blues," as well as two of my originals "I'll Never Lose My Faith" and "I Can't Break These Chains," both from my first all-original studio project entitled "The Groundwork for My Going On," released in 2000.

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This Old Shirt (Live)

Don Elbreg - © 2019/2012 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

"This Old Shirt" is a song dedicated to my father George Elbreg, an avid music fan of multiple music genres. The shirt that inspired this song belonged to him, and is one of the many keepsakes I have held onto since his passing many years ago. The complete interview and performance on 100.3 KORN Country FM, which includes the this live performance of "This Old Shirt," is available at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20HSICtATq4. The studio recorded version of "This Old Shirt" is available on my 2012 CD release of the same name and as a digital download, both on this site.

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East River Mountain / Valleys of Green (Live)

Don Elbreg - © 2019/2012/2006 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

These songs were performed live and recorded March 2nd, 2016 at Grove Haus in Fountain Square (Indianapolis, Indiana) on the Do It Indy Radio Hour, in support of the Beta Cell Bash Concert for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) that was to take place that same week, and in which I was honored to participate.

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Single Downloads for Purchase

Hold Me Up With Your Heart (Live)

Don Elbreg (Featuring Tom Williams on Banjo) - © 2019/2006 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

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In addition to my acoustic guitar and vocal, this live original Bluegrass-style recording features my late friend and multi-instrumentalist Tom Williams on banjo. Tom was a huge fan and performer of multiple styles of music. I am proud to have known and performed with him.

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Dan Was a Dog

Don Elbreg - © 2017 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

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"Dan Was a Dog" is about my Great Dane Dan whom my dad gave both my brother Tom and I when I was about one year old. Dan passed when I was seven. This song is a tribute to Dan, and features my guitar, mandolin, resophonic slide guitar, & vocal. The official video version of this song is available at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl29KASk1dU

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Settle for Hello

Don Elbreg (Featuring B.J. Montoya on Violin) - © 2018/2000 Blizzard of '78 Publishing

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I originally wrote and recorded this song back in 2000, but never released it. It features B.J. Montoya on violins, as well as my acoustic guitar, resophonic guitar, and vocals.

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CD Releases/Downloads for Purchase

Prelude to Solace: Live at Docs

Don Elbreg: Guitar & Vocals; B.J. Montoya: Violin, Harmony Vocals, & Percussion

My good friend Kevin Kleyla, a fellow Ball State Architecture graduate, once told me that “prelude” and “solace” were two of his favorite words. So, after going by a few different names, “Prelude to Solace” was it! It also became the title to the opening guitar instrumental on my first original release, “The Groundwork for My Going On,” and Kevin’s late brother Michael is one of the people to whom the project is dedicated. - The day I had decided to have the soundboard cassette recording of this live performance transferred to digital media, I was looking through an old box of music memorabilia I had collected over the years for a separate purpose, and found a copy of an old letter I had sent to a Los Angeles record company with a demo cassette that included the live version of my original song “The Future Is Now” from this very recording. Upon reading the letter, I discovered that the date of this performance was June 13th, 1998, the very day I had decided to have these songs transferred to digital media with the prospect of releasing them - 20 years to-the-day later! Many thanks to B.J. for all the times he has joined me on stage or in the studio!

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Live at The Warren Performing Arts Center

Don Elbreg: Guitar, Vocals, & Percussion; B.J. Montoya: Violin & Harmony Vocals

(Check out the trailer for the release of this project at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaDx_JJfIs8). On September 16th, 2000, my good friend B.J. Montoya and I performed at The Warren Performing Arts Center in Indianapolis, Indiana in support of my 2000 original CD release entitled "The Groundwork for My Going On." Recorded by Sound Engineer and friend Mark Dodd (DTI), this live performance includes 11 tracks featuring B.J.'s wonderful violin and harmony vocal contributions to the performance, plus the stories behind four of my original songs.

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Last Live Night at the Locker Room

Don Elbreg (Featuring Adam Hill on Tracks 12 & 13) - © 2015 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

On June 20th, 2002, I recorded what would be the last of nearly two years of weekly, Thursday night performances at the Locker Room in Muncie, Indiana. This live CD includes thirteen of the many covers that I performed there, two of which feature my long-time friend Adam Hill on lead vocal.

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This Old Shirt

Don Elbreg - © 2012 Blizzardof '78 Publishing (BMI)

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"This Old Shirt" is my fourth all-original CD release, which includes songs in the styles of Folk, Rock, Bluegrass, and Country, and features Tim Wright on Pedal Steel, Banjo, Electric Guitar, and Harmonica; Todd Harrold on Drums; and Sean Hoffman on Fiddle. The official video for the title track "This Old Shirt" is available at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjkEFGRLvJw.

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Essential Educational Values

Don Elbreg - © 2007 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

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Released in 2007, this CD is a collection of character education songs in the styles of Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, and Rock.

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My One True Destination

Don Elbreg - © 2006 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

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"My One True Destination" is my second all-original CD release that includes twelve original songs in the styles of Folk, Bluegrass, & Country.

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About As Honest As I Can Get: A Collection of Covers

Don Elbreg - © 2002 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

Includes fourteen of my favorite covers, four of which are live, three featuring B.J. Montoya on Violin & Harmony Vocals.

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The Groundwork for My Going On

Don Elbreg - © 2000 Blizzard of '78 Publishing (BMI)

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My first all-original CD releasedin 2000, "The Groundwork for My Going On" includes fourteen original songs inspired by family and life experiences.

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