Donald Bikoff

Don Bikoff began his guitar journey in the mid sixties playing in coffee houses in Philadelphia, small towns of Pennsylvania and in the bustling city of New York. His musical influences have been inspired by turn of the century blues, Oud music, Japanese Koto and Sitar.

Don Bikoff began his guitar journey in the mid sixties playing in coffee houses in Philadelphia, small towns of Pennsylvania and in the bustling city of New York. His musical influences have been inspired by turn of the century blues, Oud music, Japanese Koto and Sitar. Don played in diversified venues such as the Village Gate, Phildadelphia’s Mainpoint, and Lancaster’s Hickory House. But travels have also led him as far as resident guitarist at “La Tortuga” on the isle of Formentera . He also traveled the coffee house circuit throughout the USA in the 1970’s. The past few years, Don continued to play in church coffee houses and local clubs. His album, “CELESTIAL EXPLOSION,” was re-released in February, 2013 on Tompkin Square Records. The music press has recognized Don as being one of the seminal players of the American Primitive Guitar Movement along with the likes of John Fahey, Robbie Basho and Peter Walker. Don has reentered the music scene with appearances at WFMU, WNYC, WXPN and other radio stations. He has also played at UNION POOL and Troost in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and at the LIVING ROOM in NYC. Don completed a stint in the recording studio for a new album release in January 2014, “Hallowed Ground”.He can be seen at the Montauk Music Festival in Montauk, NY ,May 2018; The Bing Arts Center in Springfield ,Ma. on May 12th and at various venues and concerts in the Northeast.