Muriel Anderson returns to Northeast stage Sept. 6

Muriel Anderson

Guitarist Muriel Anderson and special guest Jack Pearson return to Northeast State on Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. to perform a variety of music at the WRCPA Theater on the main campus at Blountville, adjacent to Tri-Cities Regional Airport.

Anderson is considered among the top acoustic nylon-string guitarists / harp-guitarists in the world. She is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship and is host of the renowned Muriel Anderson’s All-Star Guitar Night.

Formerly of the Allman Brothers Band, Pearson’s musicianship and vocals have made him one of the most sought after studio musicians in Nashville.  During his 30+ year career he has mastered a range of instruments including electric, slide, acoustic and resonator guitar, mandolin, old time banjo and Hammond organ, which he incorporates into many musical styles such as blues & roots music; jazz; pop & rock; and bluegrass & country. His list of accolades is nearly endless, summed up by Charlie Daniels: “He’s got to be one of the finest pickers on the planet.”

Jack Pearson

Anderson’s Heartstrings recording accompanied the astronauts on the space shuttle Discovery and her music appears in the film Vicki Cristina Barcelona.  She has performed in a bluegrass band and has written music for the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. She was the first woman to win the National Fingerpicking Guitar Championship and was also awarded a bronze level for classical in the 2009 Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s Players Choice poll. She has been composing since the age of six and has published works for guitar and orchestra, voice, and solo guitar.

The free concert is open to the public and sponsored by the College’s Cultural Activities Committee.  Check out samples at For more information, contact 423.279.7669.

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