As a youth, Duncan ‘DonCat’ Nielsen’s grandma gave him an odd pile of European released Beach Boys tapes, which lead him to the record store searching for other oddities. Coming from a family of music enthusiasts, including a dad with a penchant for Cream and the blue shades of Jimi Hendrix, a brother with drum line credentials and a composer himself, and a mother who did Linda Ronstadt’s version of Blue Bayou at her high school talent show, he was poised for writing melodic music in a nostalgia-brand rock and soul format. He currently lives and makes music in the Corona Heights district of San Francisco, CA.
I caught his set recently at The Chapel Bar. Follow DonCat on Facebook and subscribe on youtube. Catch him tonight 6/27 at Slims.
6/27 SF, CA @ Slims
7/9 LA, CA @ Silverlake Lounge
7/10 Phoenix, AZ @ Lost Leaf
7/11 San Diego, CA @ Sycamore Den