Don played everywhere from The Grand Ol' Opry in Nashville to top nightclubs and state fairs across America. He was playing a benefit for a sick musician when he heard a voice from behind say "may I borrow your guitar, Mr. Rader?" He turned around to see Johnny Cash smiling at him. Don said "You're Johnny Cash! You don't know who I am!" "I most certainly do," replied Cash. Don was very honored that Johnny borrowed his guitar for a couple of songs for the benefit and treated Don as a friend and an equal.
Your musical influences
Hank Williams, The Carter Family.
What equipment do you use?
Epiphone EJ200 acoustic guitar, Campbell "Don Rader Model" electric guitar.
to read Don Rader's obituary in the Oakland Press; written by rock writer Gary Graff. to read Don Rader's obituary in the Detroit Free Press.