The Show: Guitarist/harp-guitarist Muriel Anderson returns to her hometown for her 24th annual concert celebration. She is joined by exciting young Australian singer-songwriter guitarist Daniel Champagne and the show is hosted by Steve & Johnnie from WGN. This year it is a must-see as well as a must-hear! The music is brought to life with stunning visuals by renowned photo-artist Bryan Allen (story below). Ticket price includes hot apple cider, delicious refreshments and a chance to win a new Walden guitar from Tobias Music. A portion benefits the Music for Life Alliance. Tickets at Andersons Bookstores and online (until 3 pm day of show)
When: Sat Nov 28, 8:00 pm
Where: Downers Grove North High School auditorium, 4436 N Main St., Downers Grove. IL
Tickets: In advance at www.murielanderson.com until 3 pm day of show or Anderson’s Bookshops, also available at the door. $22 ($25 at door) for adults and $15 ($17 door) for students (thru high school) and seniors (65+).
Directions: From I-88, exit Highland Ave, go south, cross Ogden Ave and DGN High School is on your right, parking on the left. Lobby opens at 7pm, seating at 7:30pm. Handicapped access ask for volunteer to help you upon arrival.
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About Daniel Champagne
Check out this amazing song…
Young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso Daniel Champagne first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-year-old. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road, sharing stages with Lucinda Williams, Judy Collins, INXS, John Butler, KT Tunstall and Ani DiFranco. “An exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical” (themusic.com.au)
About Muriel Anderson
Currently named by Guitar World as one of the top 8 women guitarists, Muriel Anderson is one of the few international touring harp-guitarists. Her recent CD “Nightlight Daylight” has already won 11 national awards. She has performed/recorded with Chet Atkins and Les Paul, among others. Her obvious joy of music, humor and her facility across the genres of folk, classical, jazz, bluegrass and international music is revered by guitarists worldwide. An engaging performer, Muriel’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, one minute launching into a Beatles’ tune and the next, a Rodrigo concerto. Muriel is host of the renowned Muriel Anderson’s ALL STAR GUITAR NIGHT® and founder of the MUSIC FOR LIFE ALLIANCE charity.
Listen to samples from all of Muriel’s albums here.
About the new Visuals: Wonderlust, a virtual tour around the world in music and visuals.
When Muriel first encountered Bryan Allen’s work, she knew she had found her artistic soulmate–she was amazed to find that his photo-art was saying the same thing as her music. They went on to create the 11-award winning Nightlight Daylight CD, and in the process discovered that their artistic affinity extended to the heart. They started working on how to combine their artistry in a live context, and this show is the result. Bryan’s stunning visuals provide an insightful backdrop to Muriel’s music, accentuating the audience experience as never before. Together they bring you on a journey around the globe, full of joy and humanity, with new tunes, old favorites, stories and images.
Preview of a visual backdrop behind the performance:
OTHER SHOWS AND WORKSHOP:
Sun Nov 29 1:30pm Guitar workshop at Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove IL Admission: $22 in advance, $25 at door. Venue phone: 630-969-9720. Learning technique through cool new tunes! Easy through intermediate levels. Limited seating. Reservations at the Two Way Street or ONLINE RESERVATIONS
Sun Nov 29 Mt. Peru, IL 7pm Zion Church, 1521 Sixth Street. Corner of 6th and Grant St. in Peru, one block West of the hospital.. With opening act Kevin & Ray. Tickets online or at the door. $15, $8 students, For info: 815-223-4408.