Don Tunnell

Don Tunnell

Director, editor and manager in Boise, Idaho

About Don

Don Tunnell has a career of over 35 years in the music and video business. He began as a musician, in Lewiston, Idaho, playing bass guitar in a rock band called The Rising Sons, opening shows for bands like Moby Grape, The Yardbirds w/Jimmy Page, Blue Cheer, and Country Joe & The Fish. In 1972, he entered the booking agency business in Seattle, WA. and was later based in the Los Angeles, CA. offices of General Entertainment Corporation (GEC). He left GEC and settled in Los Angeles in 1979, and began management of artist projects such as Perfect Tommy, Spencer Davis Group (British Super-Group), Mark Spiro (songwriter for Ann Murray, Sean Lennon, John Waite, etc), Skip Martin (lead vocalist for The Dazz Band & Kool & The Gang), and others.

In 1987, Don Tunnell opened an entertainment Management office in Vienna, Austria. He managed the Western music affairs (outside the Warsaw Pact) of Countess Ericka Zoltan of Hungary, who was the #1 female Pop Star in The Balkans, at the time.

In 1994, Don Tunnell moved from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and took a position as Vice President of Sho Pro Inc.; a Dallas, TX. based Entertainment Company. He was head of Artist Management and Video Production, and headed the Las Vegas office. Tunnell’s Producer and Director Credits, include (2) two long-form live concert video projects featuring Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin. Other productions feature Bill Wyman, Ted Nugent, Dwight Yoakam, The Rolling Stones, Candlebox, Metallica, Chisato (Japan’s Rolling Stones), and others.

Don and Suzette Tunnell moved from Los Angeles to Boise, Idaho in October 2004. He operates Tunnell International, a Personal Management company, from Boise, Idaho. He also operates his Video Production Company, TEV Media1 from Boise.

Currently Don Tunnell is currently writer, producer, director of the television production, Welcome To Indie Country (W2iC) broadcast Nationally on Blue Highways TV Network. Personal Manager for Denae Gardner, Jimmy Bivens, and Tyrone Vaughan. He is also personal manager for Denae Gardner, a Country Music singer/songwriter who is produced by legendary Grammy winning producer David Z, (Prince, Eric Clapton, Tim McGraw, Jonny Lang, Etta James, and others.) and Grammy Nominee Dave MacAfee (Jamey Johnson) and Dave Smith all of Nashville. Tyrone Vaughan, who is the son of Fabulous Thunderbirds guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, and the nephew of Super-Star Texas Blues Legend Stevie Ray Vaughan

Don Tunnell attended Lewis Clark State University and The University of Idaho where he majored in Radio TV Communications, and minored in Political Science. He graduated from Columbia School of Broadcasting in San Francisco, and studied with The American Writers and Artists Institute in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

Don Tunnell currently lives in Boise, Idaho with his wife Suzette.

Name: Don Tunnell

Lives in: Boise, Idaho

Occupation: Director, Editor, Manager and Producer


  • Independent Country Music Association - Best Country Music Video 2013 - Nominee


  • Welcome To Indie Country

    Welcome To Indie Country (2013)
    Television by TEV Media1 / Don Tunnell Producer/Director

  • Welcome To America - Denae Gardner

    Welcome To America - Denae Gardner (2012)
    Video by 4D Productions / Don Tunnell CO-Producer/CO-Director

  • Jimmy Page and Robert Plant World Tour

    Jimmy Page and Robert Plant World Tour (1998)
    Television by Sho Pro, Inc / Don Tunnell CO-Producer / CO-Director

  • Jimmy Page and Robert Plant On Tour

    Jimmy Page and Robert Plant On Tour (1996)
    Television by Sho Pro, Inc / Don Tunnell CO-Producer/CO-Director

  • Desert Rock Television

    Desert Rock Television (1996)
    Television by Sho Pro, Inc / Don Tunnell CO-Producer/CO-Director

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