28th Annual Saturday-After-Thanksgiving Concert, Downers Grove IL

Tickets available at the door, and until 5pm at Anderson’s bookshop in Downers Grove.

Great Travis-picker/entertainer Thom Bresh will be joining me this year! Join us in my hometown for a night of music with new visual backdrops, home-baked treats made by my family, hot apple cider courtesy of Trader Joe’s, and a chance to win an Eastman guitar from Tobias Music! We’ll celebrate pre-release of my Acoustic Chef , a cookbook/CD to be available only at this concert, and as always, a portion of proceeds will go to the Music for Life Alliance to support music education, this year honoring the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic. You can also pre-order the book at murielanderson.com/cookbook.

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When: Saturday November 30th, 8:00pm
Where: Downers Grove North High School Auditorium, 4436 N. Main Street, Downers Grove IL
Tickets: $22 adv/$25 door, $15/$17 students (through high school) and seniors (65+), available at Anderson’s Bookshops, Tobias Music or order here until 2pm the day of the show:

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Directions: From I-88 exit Highland Ave. Go south, it turns into Main St. Cross Ogden Ave and Downers Grove NHS will be on your right, parking lot on your left.

Ticket prices are kept low so that the entire family can attend, thanks to the generous support of Maximum Printing, Tobias Music, Eastman Guitars, Doubletree Hotel & Suites Downers Grove, Trader Joe’s, my parents, siblings, and their families and friends who volunteer their efforts and provide the delicious traditional baked goods.

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Muriel Anderson Unveils “Acoustic Chef” with legendary Travis-picker Thom Bresh

Muriel Anderson’s 28th annual Saturday-After-Thanksgiving Concert features an exclusive pre-release of Muriel’s cookbook with music, ACOUSTIC CHEF, and special guest Thom Bresh, Travis-picker, singer, humorist, and son of guitar icon, Merle Travis.

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Join guitarist/harp-guitarist Muriel Anderson as she returns to her hometown Downers Grove, IL, joined by Travis-picker/ entertainer/ humorist Thom Bresh, son of guitar icon Merle Travis. Together they promise an evening of world-class acoustic music, stories, and a celebration including delicious refreshments, hot apple cider, and a chance to win a new guitar.

When: Saturday November 30th, 8:00 p.m.

Where: Downers Grove North High School Auditorium, 4436 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL

Tickets $22 advance/$25 at the door, $15/$17 students (through high school) and seniors (65+) available at Anderson’s Bookshop, Tobias Music or online

Fun stuff: Concert goers will have a chance to win a new Eastman acoustic guitar courtesy of Tobias Music and will be treated to complimentary hot apple cider and treats courtesy of Trader Joe’s and Muriel’s family. A portion of proceeds go to Anderson’s Music for Life Alliance charity, helping to bring music education to young people who may not otherwise have the opportunity.

What’s New: Muriel will have an exclusive pre-release of her upcoming cookbook with music, “Acoustic Chef,” and will serve samples of one or two of the recipes at intermission.

Special Guest  Thom Bresh

Thom Bresh Bio

A veteran of the stage since age 3 in Hollywood, Thom Bresh was raised in the middle of guitar royalty. His father, Merle Travis, was the most influential American guitarist of the 20th Century. The relentless, powerful groove of the Breshman’s Travis-picking guitar style together with a deep, witty and gritty singing voice makes him a force to be reckoned with.  His quick comedic timing and sharp ear has made him an incredible impressionist. He was a regular on the Merv Griffin Show and Dinah,  had two HBO Specials and hosted his own TV show.  From age 3 to age 17, he worked as an actor and stuntman at Corriganville Movie Ranch in Southern California, and has worked as a videographer for his friends Jerry Reed, Hank Thompson, Lyle Lovett, Brooks & Dunn, George Jones, and Tanya Tucker.   He has performed alongside performers ranging from Bob Hope to Chet Atkins to Gordon Lightfoot. On every performance Bresh pays tribute to his father. When he lays into his father’s thumbpickin’ classics, he and his custom-made two-sided Langejans guitar, which he calls “my band.”   will leave the Travis style pickers hungry and the rest of us breathless.  Combined with that natural wit, whether he is leaning against a wall telling you how his day went or shaking the walls of a concert hall with that famous hard driving thumb, first and foremost, you will be entertained.

Muriel Anderson Bio

Anderson is notably admired by guitarists across the globe, including Chet Atkins and Les Paul, and has performed with many guitar luminaries. Her obvious joy of music and her facility across folk, classical, 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 Spanish classic. Muriel is host of the renowned Muriel Anderson’s ALL STAR GUITAR NIGHT® and founder of the MUSIC FOR LIFE ALLIANCE charity.