Don Whitaker is an Indiana singer/songwriter currently living in Putnam County Indiana. He recently launched his newest band, Street Legal, which he fronts, the band currently playing at different venues in West Central Indiana.
His first introduction to performing occurred at age six, when he found himself standing atop bars at local VFWs to sing covers – music coming from the bar’s jukebox – his efforts adding to Don’s stash of quarters for his pinball fascination. Don has been playing professionally since the age of 15, appearing in the horn section of the touring band, Morning Star, while also taking his turn at the mic as a young singer.
Over the years Don became a sought after singer of rock, country & folk, while also becoming proficient in the guitar, bass, drums, piano, trumpet, trombone and fiddle. Some of the many bands he played with over the past several decades include Backwoods Boys, Chasing Rainbows, Backtracked and Rusted Buckle. Don says, “Sometimes it seems nothing matters but music. I’ve been doing this for years, and I know I’ll never stop.”