Muriel Anderson will play a concert in a Woods Hole living room on Saturday, May 12. Doors open at 7:30. Music starts at 8. Please bring $20 for Muriel.
Reservations required; make them by clicking the red "register" button above. Reservation holders will be informed of the concert's Woods Hole location about 24 H before the show.
Muriel will be playing a wide variety of music (including some new tunes she's written!) on her 20-string harp guitar and her flamenco guitar, as well as her usual steel-string guitar. Muriel is the first female to be National Finger Style Guitar Champion. She deserves it. Chet Atkins called her, "a great guitar player." One music fan recently blogged, "You’ve got to love a guitarist whose first influence was Doc Watson! She can play anything…from classical to jazz to bluegrass." And I would add, ". . . from Japanese koto music to harp-guitar to The Beatles." One German review of a recent performance described, "Spherically-sparkling sequences . . . with numbers such as 'View From Space' or 'Summer Morning Rain,' fleet-footed-melodies in 'Home Is Where My Heart Is' or 'Continental Breakfast.'"
One reviewer wrote: "Her facility across the genres of folk, classical, jazz, bluegrass and international music is revered by guitarists worldwide . . . she continually amazes audiences with her technique and endears them with her sense of humor."
Muriel has enjoyed playing with everybody who's anybody in the music world. In addition to Chet Atkins and Doc Watson, she has made music with Les Paul, Jethro Burns, Earl Klugh and Victor Wooten, plus Woods Hole favorites Frank Vignola, Nicki Parrott and Howard Levy.
Muriel's 2014 double CD, "Nightlight, Daylight" is pure delight. It has won 11 awards from IAMA First Place World Music Instrumental to Parent's Choice Gold.
She lives in Nashville right down the street from Don Everly (of the Everly Brothers), and she's regularly in touch with Roy and Victor Wooten, Vince Gill, Keb Mo' and the other greats of the Nashville music community.
Check out this video of Muriel with Tommy Emmanuel playing Don McLean's "Starry Starry Night."
Or her 13/8 tune played on 20 string harp guitar, just posted “A Bakers Dozen”.
Or this one, a solo bluegrass medly that captures her mastery.
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