DON ALDER plays acoustic fingerstyle guitar with a passion
that has quickly earned him a reputation as Vancouver's
"best kept little secret". Don is a world-class
fingerstyle guitarist with a "wow factor"
that has led to winning all the top Modern Guitar Competitions in the world, multiple endorsement deals with major
manufacturers.He is a top endorsee for Yamaha Guitars, Seymour Duncan Pickups, Ernie Ball Strings and Santo Angelo Cables so keep an eye out for
a Clinic near you.
Don receives the Dominic Troiano Award. Each year 3 guitarists are selected in Canada to receive this award, one for Classical, Jazz and mixed genre. Alder wins the mixed genre award,
NEW CD "ARMED & DANGEROUS" Shipping NOW
CD, T-Shirt, Poster, download avail HERE
ABOUT THE CD "Armed & Dangerous"
We wanted to have some fun with this CD so went with the theme of the TV Series "The Walking Dead". If an acoustic gutiarist living in zombie times and needed to get to the gig they would need the ultimate acoustic guitar weapon. Of course that would be a Fan Fret with armrest bevel, equpped with blades, chainsaw, and flame thrower, using strings as whips and having Admantium Nails one would always get to the gig on time.
- Performance with Commander Chris Hadfield (Space Oddity) here
- Don is proud to announce and endorsement wtih Ernie Ball Strings. See the ad here Or EB Set Me Up video here
bestowed International Brand Laureate Award. See details
- Don's personal blog is getting lots of attention
see it here.
- Check out Don's column at IGuitar
- See Don's character in "Heart of the Dragon"
now streaming here
- EPK on Reverbnation here
- Sonicbids EPK here
is currently featured in the UK Acoustic Magazine
- Don is also featured in the Nov issue of Guitar
- Ad with Santo Angelo Cable in Oct.r issue of Premier
though Don stepped onto the Guitar Superstar
stage as a solo-acoustic performer, he played with
ferocity and charisma, and totally owned the audience
and that’s what a guitar star does. You have
to deliver something so thrilling that people
can’t help but stand up and cheer. Don nailed
Molenda, Editor in Chief, GUITAR PLAYER magazine
George Lynch - Dokken
Elliot Easton - The Cars
"Alder is a guitarist that should be famous
around the world"
Ray Daniels - Manager for "Rush"
Rae Jepsen "Call
Me Maybe" sweetie had this to say in one of her
Don recently performed a duet with Chris Hadfield, Commander of the Space Station. They performed Space Oddity an audience of 2,000
Magazine feature and interview (Largest online guitar
see article and videos here
then go to page 162
featured in Nov Issue of Guitar Player Magazine
Read full article here
will have the honour of playing at Rick Hansen's Celebrate25
May 22, 2012 at teh Pacific Colliseum 7PM. Make sure
to get your tickets asap to see artists such as Sarah
McLachlan, Johnny Reid,
David Foster, Mariannas Trench, Jann Arden, One More
Girl, Shane Koyczan and Sean Jones.
auditioning against 6000 entrants Don made it to the
first round of filming for "Canada's Got Talent"
video coming soon.
wins Guitar Idol III in London, UK Dec 4 2011
Don is now the only guitarist in the world to win
all 3 major guitar competitions. 2007 International
Fingerstyle Championships, 2010 Guitar Superstar Competition
and the Guitar Idol III contest see the video of the
live performance HERE