Guitarist Muriel Anderson returns to Northeast State on March 6 at 7 p.m. to perform a free concert at the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, Anderson will host a free guitar workshop on March 5 at 7 p.m. at the WRCPA.
One of the world’s foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. An engaging performer, her obvious joy of music, humor, and facility across musical genres is revered by guitarists and audiences worldwide.
Anderson is a prolific composer of music on guitar and harp guitar, and tours year-round in North America, Europe and the Far East. She has recorded with country legend Chet Atkins, performed in New York with Les Paul, at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall with the Chicago Symphony, and in Tennessee with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra.
She is host and founder of Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night®, the premiere music event at the semi-annual NAMM music trade shows, and also the founder of the Music for Life Alliance charity.
Anderson recently released a double CD “Nightlight Daylight” featuring the first ever fiber optics CD cover. Her new CD includes collaborations with her friends and fellow musicians Victor Wooten, Phil Keaggy, Mark Kibble of Take 6, Danny Gottlieb, Stanley Jordan, Tommy Emmanuel, and Earl Klugh among others.
Her recording of “El Noi de la Mare” appears in Woody Allen’s film “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” and her “Heartstrings” recording accompanied the astronauts on the space shuttle Discovery.
She has released eight instrumental CD’s, instructional DVD’s, and guitar books. Her compositions include commissioned classical works for the Nashville Chamber Orchestra and Vox Caelestis Women’s Chorus, as well as songs which have appeared as title tracks for three albums by various artists.