Donald Blitch aka Mr. Aullie was born and raised in Gainesville. Since the mid-seventies Mr. Aullie has been writing songs about his experiences and memories growing up in Florida. "Blues music has always connected and influenced the heart of my musical palate, and is now a part of me."
Mr. Aullie has performed at the Florida Folk Festival, Gamble Rogers Festival and many other Florida music and culture venues. He is a regular at Satchel's and other Gainesville venues.
Mr. Aullie was a winner of the Gamble Rogers tribute song contest in 2013, and the 2017 Our Santa Fe River Song contest. He was also the winner of the 2017 North Central Florida Blues Society’s Regional Blues Challenge Solo Artist and performed at the Orpheum Juke in Memphis, Tennessee for the 2018 International Blues Challenge.
Mr. Aullie will perform on Sunday, April 14 at 2:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A at the Headquarters Branch.