Don Mancuso
Guitarist
Musician
LEGEND
 

A Rochester, NY native who by age 18 was playing professionally with the blues-rock band Black Sheep, featuring vocalist Lou Gramm, who would go on to front the ‘80s supergroup Foreigner.

Black Sheep built a solid regional following before touring nationally in support of a host of legendary artists and bands, including Argent, Peter Frampton, Hall & Oates, KISS, and Ted Nugent.

Black Sheep released two albums, Black Sheep and Encouraging Words, both of which featured songs penned in part by Mancuso.

When Gramm moved to Foreigner, Mancuso explored many musical options. He studied classical guitar, dabbled in rock/fusion, and did studio work in New York City with Ian Lloyd of Stories. He also studied piano and voice at the College of Marin in California.

After returning to his hometown of Rochester, he began playing with the band, Cheater, which quickly gained recognition in the U.S. with the 10-inch EP; Ten Cent Love Affair.

Over the years Mancuso has worked with a host of other artists including Ian Gilan and Dan McCafferty, Imaginary Few, Johnny Smoke, The Park Ave Band, Linda Rutherford & Celtic Fire, Jessica Hamilton, Regi Hendrix, and Billy Sheehan.

 

ABOUT DON

A Rochester, NY native who by age 18 was playing professionally with the blues-rock band Black Sheep, featuring vocalist Lou Gramm, who would go on to front the ‘80s supergroup Foreigner.

Black Sheep built a solid regional following before touring nationally in support of a host of legendary artists and bands, including Argent, Peter Frampton, Hall & Oates, KISS, and Ted Nugent.

Black Sheep released two albums, Black Sheep and Encouraging Words, both of which featured songs penned in part by Mancuso.

When Gramm moved to Foreigner, Mancuso explored many musical options. He studied classical guitar, dabbled in rock/fusion, and did studio work in New York City with Ian Lloyd of Stories. He also studied piano and voice at the College of Marin in California.

After returning to his hometown of Rochester, he began playing with the band, Cheater, which quickly gained recognition in the U.S. with the 10-inch EP; Ten Cent Love Affair.

Over the years Mancuso has worked with a host of other artists including Ian Gilan and Dan McCafferty, Imaginary Few, Johnny Smoke, The Park Ave Band, Linda Rutherford & Celtic Fire, Jessica Hamilton, Regi Hendrix, and Billy Sheehan.

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HAS SHARED STAGE WITH:

GLENN HUGHES

SURVIVOR

DREAM THEATER

EDDIE MONEY

BOSTON

NIGHT RANGER

KISS

MOBY

CHEAP TRICK

THE ROMANTICS

AEROSMITH

FOGHAT

TWISTED SISTER

WARRANT

HARLEQUIN

RODGER HODGSON

HALL & OATES

PETER FRAMPTON

STYX

THUNDER

MEATLOAF

STEVE MARRIOTT

GOO GOO DOLLS

DIANA ROSS