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Entertainment at Chinook Lounge.

Don Emerson was raised in Fruitland, Washington, a small farming and logging community which is 60 miles north-west of Spokane, Washington. He is the great-great nephew of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Don believes that this art of writing is living on through God’s gifts with the positive influence of his family and friends. In high school Don played the clarinet, trombone, drums and guitar, and led his first band. As a senior he operated his own recording studio, built on the family farm where he produced his first album. He performed in numerous weddings, concerts, conventions and clubs.

In 1986, he met and married, Nancy, who is also talented in the Arts and is a true inspiration for him. For their wedding, they wrote their own vows in the form of a song: “Through Life”. Since then, it has been used in countless weddings including the wedding of Michael Landon’s son. Eventually, it became the theme song for Don’s album: Through Life. Don and Nancy took their music to Asia through the USO Tours and returned to the States to become House Act for the Showboat and The Vegas Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. It was there that they recorded “Through Life” in hotel rooms between gigs. He worked with Universal Studios, Hallmark Records, PYP Records and RPEM-FM in Spain where the Through Life album received “Best of 1995.”

Don won the European Country and Western Album of the year with his album “Whatever It Takes”. It features his hits “Rocky Start” and “You Got Your Way”. “Nothing’s Wrong” is our favorite feel good dancing song.