Muriel Anderson bio
Widely respected as one of the premier guitarists on the scene today, Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerpicking Guitar Championship. She is host of the renowned "Muriel Anderson's ALL STAR GUITAR NIGHT®" and founder of the Music for Life Alliance charity. Her music spans the globe in styles, unified by an honest humanity and superb artistry. Touring in the USA and internationally year round, her music brings smiles and promotes understanding worldwide, with performances at the Olympia in Paris, Music Fair in Yokohama Japan, the American Embassy in Malaysia, and many other venues, large and small.
Muriel Anderson?s 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, amazing audiences with her technique and endearing them with her sense of humor. Her facility across the genres of folk, classical, jazz, bluegrass and international music is revered by guitarists worldwide.
Recordings and Publications
Muriel?s recent CD, ?Wildcat? celebrates her depth as a guitarist, composer, and vocalist. Muriel Anderson has also released seven instrumental CD's, three videos/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. Muriel?s ?Heartstrings? recording traveled as far as outer space, accompanying the astronauts on a space shuttle mission.