Home Game for Vancouver's fingerstyle guitarist Don Alder at Rogue Folk Club on Friday, May 23rd, 2014

He's at home on stages all over the world, but it has been quite a while since Don Alder performed a full solo concert in his own home town Vancouver. On May 23rd, 2014 he will perform at St. James Hall, Kitsilano, presented by the Rogue Folk Club. The show will start at 08:00 PM; doors open at 07:00 PM.

Don Alder will perform songs from variety of albums, as well as some new songs from his upcoming album that's in progress. Alder is an artist with an interesting guitar collection and because this is a local performance he has promised to bring a cast of unique stringed instruments that one could spend hours just viewing.


And speaking of everything Rogue the 2011 Worldwide Guitar Idol winner should be in fine form to perform his winning song titled "The Rogue".
Alder will be performing at a variety of festivals this summer, travel to the USA, along with tours in Germany and the UK.


Alder's recent activities include performing at the 2014 All Star Guitar Night, promo video shoot with the Ernie Ball String company, hand selected by Lee Ritenour to the judge advisory panel for the global Six String Theory competition, writing guitar columns for the online UK based Guitar Interactive Magazine.


About Don Alder:
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 - 87, Don put his music career on hold to assist his lifelong friend, Rick Hansen, with his quest to help others by going around the world in a wheelchair.


Notable quotes:
- 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 "Rush"
- "Just saw the most amazing guitarist last night, shocked by Alder's Talent this AM. Carly Rae Jepsen


Presenter / Producer: The Rogue Folk Club
Performance Date: Friday, May 23, 2014
Performance Time: 8:00 pm
Ticket Information: $24 ($20 members)
Event Phone: 604-736-3022
Venue: St. James Hall, 3214 West 10th Ave., Vancouver (Kitsilano)
Regions: Metro Vancouver
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