Don Alder, Vancouver’s multi award-winning acoustic guitarist, singer, songwriter, will perform at The Handmade Shoppe on Friday. -Image credit: Photo contributed

Fingerstyle champ performs live at The Handmade Shoppe

Don Alder closes out popular Acoustic Avenue music series

Multi award-winning acoustic guitarist/singer/songwriter Don Alder will arrive on Acoustic Avenue Friday.

The guitar virtuoso will perform songs from his album Armed and Dangerous and new songs which are not released on CD yet.

Often referred to as the “Hendrix” of acoustic guitar, the gifted Vancouver artist continues to wow audiences around the world with his jaw-dropping, one-man band act.

“His singing is soulful and heartfelt and his storytelling and guitar playing are highly entertaining,” says Ted Crouch creator and promoter of the Acoustic Avenue music series.

Alder will perform from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 9 at The Handmade Shoppe.

This is the last concert in the series and the end of Acoustic Avenue for the foreseeable future.

Crouch says the intimate space at The Handmade Shoppe has been perfect for the kind of musicians he promotes.

But changes are coming that will benefit the business located in Westgate Mall – The Ugly Mug Café will move from its current location into the much larger, adjoining space where kiosks will be available for rent.

While he is pleased for the business owners, Crouch says he does not believe the available space will provide the intimate ambiance that artists and loyal fans have enjoyed.

Crouch has advised artists scheduled for fall that Acoustic Avenue will close for now, but he hasn’t closed the door on future possibilities for the popular music series.