Primary Instrument: Guitar, acoustic
Widely respected as the premier woman fingerstyle guitarist on the scene today, Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerpicking Guitar Championship. Her show presents virtuosic guitar work from Spanish flamenco and Japanese Koto music to the Beatles, and to her own adventurous compositions, mixed with a gentle sense of humor. Muriel is the founder of the Muriel Anderson's ALL STAR GUITAR NIGHT® and the Music for Life Alliance.
Recordings and Publications A prolific composer, Muriel has recently completed commissioned works for the Nashville Chamber Orchestra and Vox Caelestis Womens Choir. She has released seven CD's in the US and three in Japan, two videos, and has authored numerous articles and instructional books. Her music for guitar and cello “Theme for Two Friends” has received widespread acclaim, and her “Heartstrings” cassette traveled as far as outer space, accompanying the astronauts on a space shuttle mission.
Endorsements She plays a signature model Paul McGill guitar and a harp-guitar custom made by Del Langjans, and endorses GHS strings. She is a member of the advisory board for Mel Bay Publications.
Music for Life Alliance Muriel Anderson has founded a very active national charity to help provide musical instruments to young people. Many of her concerts benefit the Music for Life Alliance. www.musicforlifealliance.org
For more info and recordings and upcoming performances, visit: www.murielanderson.com
Awards:Acoustic Guitar Magazine's Players Choice award bronze level for Best Classical Guitarist. Muriel selected for February's top artists from Taxi A&R
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. …Les Paul
“Muriel Anderson is a good friend and a great guitarist. She deserves National Recognition.” …Chet Atkins