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Guitarist/harp-guitarist Muriel Anderson returns to her hometown for her 25th annual concert & celebration. She is joined by guitarist (& humorist) from “A Prairie Home Companion” Pat Donohue. The show is hosted by Steve & Johnnie from WGN. The music is brought to life with stunning new visuals by renowned photo-artist Bryan Allen (story below).
Sat Nov 26, 8:00 pm
Downers Grove North High School auditorium, 4436 N Main St., Downers Grove. IL
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+). Ticket price includes hot apple cider, baked goods courtesy of Muriel’s family and Trader Joe’s, and a chance to win a new Eastman acoustic guitar from Tobias Music. A portion benefits the Music for Life Alliance.
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.
High Res Photos and poster:
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Click here to download 5.5 X 8.5 PDF Flyer
Click here to download 8.5 X 11 PDF Poster
About Muriel Anderson
Guitarist & harp-guitarist Muriel Anderson’s video of “Why Worry” recently got a total of over 5 million views. Her CD “Nightlight Daylight” 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 firey Spanish piece. Muriel is host of the renowned Muriel Anderson’s ALL STAR GUITAR NIGHT® and founder of the MUSIC FOR LIFE ALLIANCE charity.
About Pat Donohue
Grammy winning fingerpicker Pat Donohue’s devotion to acoustic guitar has made him an American standard, as he echoes the tones of Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Merle Travis or Muddy Waters. Chet Atkins called Pat one of the greatest fingerpickers in the world today; Leo Kottke called his playing “haunting.” As the guitarist for the “ Guys All-Star Shoe Band” of Minnesota Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, for twenty years, Pat got to show off his savvy licks and distinctive original songs to millions of listeners each week.
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 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.
Video of “A Bakers Dozen,” from last year’s show:
Sun Nov 27 Mt. Peru, IL guitar workshop at and concert at 7pm Zion Church, 1521 Sixth Street. Corner of 6th and Grant St. in Peru, IL. Tickets online or at the door. $15, $8 students, For info: 815-223-4408.