Video #30 of 1000 – Don Alder – Man From Lady Lane recorded live at Ampersound Studio on Apr. 27, 2012 in HD (1080p).

I’m closing up my first month of EveryDayMusic with Don Alder. Who? You say? Guitar Idol III (2011) winner, Guitar Superstar (2010) winner, International Fingerpicking Championship (2007) winner… the only man in the world to hold all 3 titles. Don is also a (new) hero to me because of his enduring support and eternal fraternity for his high-school buddy Rick Hansen. 25 years ago, they both went flying out of the back of a rolling pickup truck in Williams Lake. Don committed two years of his life to join his mate on the Man in Motion Tour, in which the wheelchair-bound Hansen traversed the globe to raise awareness of spinal-cord injuries (and 26 million dollars towards research) and today he serves as Technical Director for the Rick Hansen Foundation. Soon, Don will perform on the same stage as David Foster, Sarah McLaughlin, Johnny Reid and Jann Arden for Celebration 25, but he can be seen regularly at Open Mic nights around Vancouver (including the new one at the Rio Theatre, every second Wednesday)…

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Shot by Rod Matheson for EveryDayMusic
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