below for news and gig updates
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.
NEW CD "ARMED & DANGEROUS" Shipping in July 2015
Pre-orders at 15.00 CD will receive free shipping
Have your NAME as an Early Supporter credit on the back this new CD.
Pre-orders now avaible for the upcoming CD Armed & Dangerous Shipping begins in July 2015,
All CD orders will be entred into a draw.3 lucky winners will receive (CD, Tshirt, poster, Ernie Ball strings and free shipping.)
Pre-orders for 25.00 will receive a name credit on the back of the CD as an early supporter and free shipping)
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
wins Guitar Player Magazines 2010 Guitar Superstar
for more details and video clips with the judges go
Judges included George Lynch, Gary Hoey, Reeves Gabrel
and Elliot Easton. Don will be featured in an upcoming
issue and is now on the Guitar Player Record Label.
featured in a variety of magazines click on the images to
read each story
Italian Axe Guitar Magazine read the issue here
Acoustic Guitar UK read the issue here
Snap J&R New York, USA read issue here
"Not A Planet"
Buy it here
"Best Instrumental CD of year
Western Canadian Music Awards
Canadian Folk Awards
Guitar Mag Review
Don in new Ad for Ernie Ball
New Ad for Premier Guitar Magazine
for Santo Angelo Cables, yes they rock
with a dual cable solution and mute button
comment from Andy Timmons
Video with Harp Guitar
in the Georgia Straight Mar
Yamaha All Access with artists like
Jason Mraz, Herbie Hancock,
Sarah Macglaughlin, Jon Anderson
vist the Yamaha
2010 Guitar Stars Poster
the poster here
are extremely proud to have Don as a National Endorsee. Don
chose our handbuilt L-Series flat tops as his weapon of choice.
We recognize that Don is at the forefront of the ‘new
fingerstyle’ movement and look forward to a long relationship
with this mind blowing guitarist”.
Chris Seldon, Marketing Manager,
Yamaha Guitars Canada
out the videos of Don on the
All Star Guitar Night Website
2 , Video
Vancouver Magazine read the issue here
Vintage Guitar Magazine read issue here
Guitar Magazine - USA
Akustik Gitarre Magazine - Germany
wins 1rst place at the prestigious 2007 International Fingerstyle
Championships in Kansas
Official link Here
RHF News Release
In China filming the "Rick Hansen Movie" with actors,
Ethan, Andrew Lee Potts, Don, Victor Webster. Andrew plays my
character in the upcoming Rick Hansen Movie
More info, pics and videos from