Acoustic Guitar Don Alder – Just a Rogue “Choiwaru”
Don Alder performing on a Yamaha LLX36C. Song is in standard tuning. Choiwaru is a word in Japanese that means “A bit of a rogue”
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 let to multiple endorsement deals with major manufacturers and a collaboration with Greenfield guitars to produce a signature acoustic guitar- the “Don Alder G4” model.
Don currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His unique style of playing incorporates fingerpicking with simultaneous percussion on the soundboard to create a wall of sound. He is often referred to as sounding like a four piece band. Don’s music is his own unique weave of deeply textured melody and story. Lyrical and compelling, his original songs are notes of exploration – some passionate and haunting, some hard-driven, others light and teasing. In quiet pieces or pushing right to the edge, Don’s phenomenal fingerstyle playing and rich voice captivate.
“We 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
“Alder can make a single instrument sound like a 4 piece band. The Guy’s like the acoustic Hendrix“. Picque News Magazine
“Don is Canada’s secret fingerstyle weapon…it’s only a matter of time until everyone discovers this world class player. I am honored to have Don endorsing my guitars.”
World Class Luthier, Michael Greenfield
“Don is an amazing guitarist, a one man mosh-pit. If your within 100 miles of a performance, go see this guy“.
Master Luthier, Matt Mustapick
“Congratulations. What a great achievement Don, you are at the top of your game and deserve every success!”
Nick Campling, G7th capo inventor.
Jan 12 UBC SLC featured speaker/performer 45 min
Jan 24-27 NAMM performances for Seymour Duncan, Guitar Hands, Holloway Harp Guitars
Jan 26 Boulevard Music with Kim West and Jim Earp, Culver City, CA
Feb 05 Just Sing Around (JSR), Vancouver Rowing club
Feb 18 Guest Act for Makana, Presentation House, North Vancouver
Feb 19 Prop House, Vancouver
Feb 23 Vaudeville Show, Fort Langley
Feb 25 Van City Limiits, Vancouver
Mar 09 Mr Brownstones
Mar 26-28 Malaysian International Guitar Festival (Malasia)
April 04 BC Coalition of People with Disabilities Gala
April 14 Trinity United Church 2PM Fundraiser 221 Prarie Ave, Port Coquitlam tickets 604-942-0022
April 17 Our Town Cafe 7:30pm
April 19 Electronic Arts Private Function
May 31 The Show – Irvine, California with the Extreme Guitar Duo
Jun 19 Penticton Opus
Jun 20 Nelson – Finlay’s
Jun 21 Creston – Snoring Sasquatch
Jun 22 Cranbrook – Studio Stage Door Theatre free yamaha clinic during daytime
Jul 17-31 UK Tour with the Fingerstyle Collective
Sep 7 Wedding for actor Gary Chalk
Sep 27 Crossroads Port Coquitlam
Sep 28 Toronto performance for (Heart of the Dragon Movie)
Oct 4 Ashcroft Winding Rivers Arts and Performance Society
Oct 5 Abottsford “POSITIVE LIVING” Fundraiser Buy Tickets Now