Don Alder

Renaissance man hits the MAC

Acoustic finger-style guitarist to have signature instrument named after him; Alder to perform in Parksville Aug. 14

Deemed Vancouver’s “best kept little secret,” Don Alder is set to take centre stage at the McMillan Arts Centre next month.

On Friday, August 14 Alder, who has become known as “the renaissance man of acoustic guitar” will perform in Parksville.

According to a news release issued by the MAC, Alder plays acoustic finger-style guitar with a passion that has quickly earned him a reputation as Vancouver’s “best kept little secret”.

Alder is a world-class finger-style guitarist with multiple endorsement deals with major manufacturers.

He even has a collaboration with Greenfield guitars to produce a signature acoustic guitar called the Don Alder G4 model.

He currently resides in Vancouver and his unique style of playing incorporates finger picking with simultaneous percussion on the soundboard to create a wall of sound.

He is often referred to as sounding like a four-piece band.

Alder’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 finger-style playing and rich voice will be sure to captivate.

Tickets are $15 and $12 for OCAC members and available for pre-sale at the McMillan Arts Centre located at

133 McMillan Street in Parksville.

Doors to the show open at 6:30 p.m. and the performance starts at 7 p.m.

For more information call 250-248-8185.

— NEWS Staff/Submitted by the MAC

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