Muriel Anderson & Jack Pearson perform June 28 at WRCPA

Guitarist Muriel Anderson and special guest Jack Pearson return to Northeast State this month to perform in the Hot Nights, Cool Music summer concert series.

Anderson and Pearson take the stage at 7 p.m. on June 28 at the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts Theater on the College’s Blountville campus. The performance continues the College’s “Hot Nights, Cool Music” summer concert series. The concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The performance includes a special visual presentation on the theater’s big screen devoted to Northeast State’s 50th Anniversary.

Muriel Anderson (Photo courtesy of Muriel Anderson)
Muriel Anderson (Photo courtesy of Muriel Anderson)

Anderson ranks 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. She will be offering a free musician’s workshop prior to the concert. Interested participants can contact jpkelly@northeaststate.edu for place and time.

Anderson’s recent CD “Nightlight Daylight” has won top honors in 11 national awards. It features her concept – the first ever interactive lighted CD cover and includes collaborations with her friends and fellow musicians Victor Wooten, Phil Keaggy, Mark Kibble of Take 6, Danny Gottlieb, Stanley Jordan, Tommy Emmanuel, Earl Klugh, Howard Levy, Jeff Coffin, Tierra Negra and members of the Nashville Symphony. She has performed/recorded with Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Victor Wooten and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. She has been composing since the age of six and has published works for guitar and orchestra, voice, and solo guitar.

Jack Pearson (Photo by Bob Seaman)
Jack Pearson (Photo by Bob Seaman)

Guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer, session-musician…this only begins to describe Jack Pearson. The Nashville native is best known as an A-list blues/rock lead and slide guitarist but Jack is also a soulful, creative songwriter and artist in his own right. Adept at many musical genres and instruments, he possesses the ability to take each to a higher level. His playing is sophisticated while full of intensity and passion, leaving audiences cheering and musicians smiling – shaking their heads in disbelief at his seemingly effortless skill and talent

During his 40 year career he has mastered a wide 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 & bebop; pop & rock; and bluegrass & country. He was a member of The Allman Brothers Band from 1997-1999 and has worked with music legends from the world of jazz, rock, blues and country including The Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman, Vince Gill, Jimmy Buffett, Mike Snider, Faith Hill, Ronnie Milsap, Jimmy and the list goes on and on. His lyrical and musical hooks have also led to cuts by other artists.

Don’t miss the chance to hear two of the most talented instrumental musicians performing today. For more information, contact 423.279.7669.

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