Trumpet and Conch Shell Player - Remote Recording Studio and Live Playing
Don Chilton's conch shell music is featured along with several other local artists in Molly Sexton's Exhibition: PETRICHOR ((whomp whomp)). The exhibit will be on view at Blink Gallery in Newport, RI through the month of November.
Molly’s exhibition is a visual and auditory immersive experience. The show includes over 25 works of acrylic paint on reclaimed 1880's slate roof tiles and the "Whomp Machine," a sound installation within one of her images on canvas.
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The sound of Don Chilton's conch shell music can be heard on the motion picture soundtrack of Where the Crawdads Sing by Oscar and Golden Globe winning film score composer Mychael Danna.
Seashell Serenade is a conch shell original love song composed by Don Chilton for his beautiful fiancé, Annette LaBonté. On the heels of Didge and Shells, this reggae styled delight is Don's fourth official release and features six different conch shell horns sure to put a smile on your face. Album cover artwork was created by their cupid matchmaker and artist, Nicolle Icart.
DON CHILTON is a professional trumpeter and conch shell player based in Newport, Rhode Island. Following a distinguished 26-year career as a U.S. Navy trumpet instrumentalist Don has become known for his playing of various seashell horns. Don Chilton can be heard as a soloist playing his conch shells throughout the soundtrack of Reese Witherspoon's production of Where the Crawdads Sing composed by Oscar and Golden Globe winner, Mychael Danna. His original music and arrangements can be heard on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming platforms worldwide.
Don is in high demand with several live bands and is available for remote recording from his home studio collaborating with artists around the world. He also records and releases his own compositions and arrangements. Don has performed at the Newport Jazz Festival and with many great musicians including Crocodile River Music, The Temptations, Barrington "Bo" Henderson, Theo Peoples, Danny Klein's Full House, Brooke Shields, Mike Mossman, Greg Abate and many more. He is a long time member and leader of the Larry Brown Swinglane Orchestra.
Don Chilton completed his teacher certification at the University of Rhode Island and is the band director and general music teacher at Thompson Middle School in Newport, Rhode Island.