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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, Riversong Guitars, Emerald Amicus, Tonewood amp, so keep an eye out for
a Clinic near you.
Armed & Dangerous has now received 2016 nominations for
"Instrumental Artist of the Year" at the Canadian Folk Music Awards as well as the Western Canadian Music Awards
Don has signed on with FRETMONKEY RECORDS which is a progressive guitar label with a number of amazing guitar talents, check them out HERE
Check out Don using the Tonewood Amp on Facebook
now over 1 Million views. See it HERE
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 here.
- 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
"What can you say about Don Alder?... Plenty!
Don is one of the most original guitarists I've come across. Unique in his acoustic guitar style, he blends great original compositions with a fantastic rhythmic foundation.... always funky with irresistible grooves. He combines this with his terrific, ear catching melodies. On top of which, he sounds like three guitar players playing at once! :). If you haven't checked him out, do yourself a favor."
Lee Ritenour, Multi-Grammy Award Winning Jazz Guitarist
"Even 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 it.”
Michael 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 for and audience of 2000 people for the 50th Boston Pizza Anniversary Event in Kono, Hawaii.
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.
wins Guitar Player Magazines 2010 Guitar Superstar
for more details and video clips with the judges go HERE
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
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
older news below and more Here
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
out the videos of Don on the
All Star Guitar Night Website
2 , Video
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 1rst place at the prestigious 2007 International Fingerstyle
Championships in Kansas
Official link Here ,
RHF News Release Here