Acoustic guitarist Muriel Anderson… has justifiably gained a reputation as one of the world’s best, and most versatile, guitar instrumentalists.
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. 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. She
is a prolific composer of music on guitar and harp guitar, and tours
year round in North America, Europe and the Far East.
Her unique approach to the instrument virtually transforms the guitar into a lyrical choir, then a marching band, then a Japanese koto, then a Bluegrass band, one minute launching into a Beatles tune and the next, Rodrigo’s Concerto de Aranjuez. She frequently tours with Germany’s top guitar duo, TIERRA NEGRA, adding a new dimension and excitement to her music. 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, Earl Klugh, and string orchestra.
Recordings and Publications
Muriel recently released a double CD “Nightlight Daylight” featuring the first ever fiber optics CD cover. 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. Muriel Anderson has released eight instrumental CD’s, instructional DVD’s and guitar books published by Hal Leonard, Mel Bay, and Zen-On Japan. Her compositions include commissioned classical works for the Nashville Chamber Orchestra and Vox Caelestis Womens Choir, as well as songs which have appeared as title tracks for three albums by various artists.
Just one hell of a great player …a great personality and what I like is the touch that Muriel has on the guitar, the way she plays it like we all wish to play.