As winner of the 2011 Worldwide Guitar Idol, 2010 Guitar Superstar contest and 2007 International Fingerstyle Championships, Don Alder has earned his spot as one of the top acoustic guitarists in the world. Don is a guitarist, singer/songwriter with a unique style of playing incorporates fingerpicking with simultaneous percussion to create a wall of sound and is often referred to as the Hendrix of acoustic guitar. His music combines deeply textured melody and rhythm with haunting lyrics. His live performances are jaw dropping.
He's been featured Guitar Player Magazine and has racked up more than three million youtube views and his CD “Not a Planet” was nominated for 2 industry awards as “Instrumental CD of the Year”. And Don’s heart is as big as his talent. In 1985 he put his music career on hold for 2.5 years to help his lifelong friend Rick Hansen go around the world in a wheelchair.
"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
"Alder's performances are transcendental"
George Lynch - Dokken
"Alder? simply amazing"
Elliot Easton - The Cars
"Alder is a guitarist that should be famous around the world"
Ray Daniels - Manager for "Rush
”Watched the MOST amazing guitarist last night, still shocked
by Don Alder’s talent this AM".
Carly Rae Jepsen, Pop Star (Call Me Maybe)