Don performs at Scotts Jammin' -
Photographers were on hand to
capture the event and several articles
Don performs at Scotts Jammin' -
followed. This was also the first public
awareness of the letter that Don
received from President Bush.  
Don performs 'Tribute to
EMS at Scotts Jammin'
In and Out Church at
Galesburg United Methodist
accompaniment for the evening
church service.
Jammin' out on the deck - Don
enjoys quiet time on our farm.
Don with one of the Kalamazoo County
Ambulance units
Don and his wife Ruth
ambulance service from June of 1988 until
April of 2006. Don is an EMT and has been
involved in EMS since the late 1960's.  See
more old EMS pics on the About Me page
Big Blue - This was
Don's 1978 Ford truck,
another one of Don's
creations. Big Blue is
fully detailed, even
under the hood and the
undercarriage. He even
built these custom oak
running boards. The
ghost flames were his
latest addition.
Some of Don's other interests - Don has
a real passion for older cars and trucks. He
restored this 1967 Chrysler 300 from a gray
hulk with a tree growing through the floor.
Don likes to ride when he can find the time.
KCAS has provided the ambulance stand-by
has spent many hours at the drags. He's
written several of his songs there.
Christmas Season 2005 - Don  
jammin' with friends at a Christmas
Program for senior citizens at the
Climax Methodist Church and as a
guest performer.
Quiet Time between ambulance calls.
River Manor - Don and Ruth performed
for a group of residents at River Manor in
Comstock Township on May 30th.
Letter from President Bush
Don received this beautiful letter in response to a
letter he wrote to the President and First Lady
after Hurricane Katrina.
Don at the Big Rock Music Barn 2006
Country Fever Dance Ranch
Assyria, MI
At the Pub in Richland
Musical Tributes to EMS and Others
Don Mathews
Comstock VFW Post 6252
I want to thank my friends and fellow musician's who have
stepped in to work on this project with me, sometimes at
the expense of their own projects.
Thank you, Bill Ollding - Bass Guitar, Saul Johnson -
Drums, Lisa Lofchie - Harmonica, and Peter Miller of the
Alt Rock Band (Wholesome News). I could never thank
you enough for the work and effort you have put in when
all I have to offer is friendship and gratitude.
A few of the places
Don has been
performing while he is
in Raleigh,
North Carolina
Raleigh, NC Fallen Firefighters Memorial 2009
Don visits with EMS providers and firefighters
More Photos
June 21, 2009   Kalamazoo,MI    Fete de la Musique
Tribute to EMS