Vancouver, BC – Guitarist/Singer
Don Alder is a modern-day Acoustic Guitar Renaissance Man with a “wow factor”. He brings an unparalleled dynamic intensity to the stage. (Crowned winner of the 2007 International Fingerstyle Competition, Guitar Player Magazine’s 2010 Guitar Superstar Champion and 2011 Worldwide Guitar Idol winner). Alder has over 3 million views on YouTube and has also received a Brand Laureate Award from the country of Malaysia for using his guitar and his music as an ambassador to enhance the lives of others. He has performed at many of the All Star Guitar Nights.
In 2012 Don was selected to play the NAMM Breakfast of Champions and was also invited to perform at Vancouver TEDx. He creates a wall of sound with just an acoustic guitar and is often called the Hendrix of acoustic guitar. His performances leave people wondering how one guy with just a guitar and no effects can make so many sounds. Alder is highly entertaining musician mixing chat and humour within his performances and leaves audiences talking for days.
Don’s heart is also as big as his talent. From 1985 – 1987, Don put his music career on hold to assist his lifelong friend, well-known Williams Lake resident Rick Hansen, with his quest to help others by going around the world in a wheelchair.