Muriel Anderson – Fingerstyle Guitarist

Muriel Anderson by Bryan Allen
Muriel Anderson by Bryan Allen


Muriel Anderson to perform at Artist Retreat Center,
July 7, 2017 at 7 p.m. Artist Retreat Center, 13467 Lookout Drive, Bella Vista AR
For ticket information call (479) 268-6463 or use paypal link to purchase tickets in advance.

Muriel Anderson, the first woman guitarist to win the National Fingerstyle -Guitar Championship will perform at 7 p.m. July 7 at the Artist Retreat Center in Bella Vista.

The Nashville based guitarist is both a performer and a composer and tours internationally. Her spring tour included performances in France, Germany and Belgium. She recently completed a three-week U.S. sailboat tour arriving at coastal towns like Martha’s Vineyard by sailboat. This will be her first visit to the Artist Retreat Center.
Anderson was featured on the cover of the spring 2017 issue of Classical Guitar Magazine, and concurrently in main feature stories in Guitar Player Magazine and Acoustic Guitar Magazine. Her recent CD “Nightlight Daylight” has won top honors in 11 national awards.
She has performed and recorded with the likes of Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Tommy Emmanuel, Earl Klugh, Stanley Jordan and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. She performs music from all genres—folk, classical, jazz, bluegrass and world music. Her unique approach to the guitar and the harp guitar virtually transforms the instruments 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, a Rodrigo concerto. Her video “Why Worry” has received more than 8 million views.
Her double CD “Nightlight Daylight” is the first ever to include an interactive fiber-optic lighted CD cover, and includes collaborations with 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.
Her compositions include commissioned 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. 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.
Anderson has released more than a dozen instrumental CD’s, eight instructional DVD’s and guitar books published by Hal Leonard, Mel Bay, and Zen-On Japan. She has published articles in Guitar Player, Acoustic Guitar, Fingerstyle Guitar, Classical Guitar and Frets magazines, and is currently a regular columnist for Acoustic Guitar Japan magazine. She is a regular guest instructor for Truefire and at guitar workshops across the country.
Muriel Anderson is a good friend and a great guitarist. Chet Atkins
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
She has demonstrated excellent technique and has the fine musicianship to communicate well to her audiences. Christopher Parkening
Muriel Anderson is one of America’s premier solo-acoustic guitarists. Guitar Player Magazine, November 2001
Acoustic guitarist Muriel Anderson… has justifiably gained a reputation as one of the world’s best, and most versatile, guitar instrumentalists. Chicago Tribune July 29, 1997