A must-see as well as a must-hear! Guitarist/harp-guitarist Muriel Anderson takes you on a journey in music and stories, with a backdrop of visuals artfully compiled by photo-artist Bryan Allen. It is a musical journey through space and around the world. Sometimes whimsical, always engaging, bringing together diverse cultures and settings, shining a gentle light on our common humanity.
The Story Behind It
Muriel’s obvious joy of music, humor and her facility across genres of folk, classical, bluegrass and international music is revered by guitarists worldwide. When she first encountered Bryan Allen’s work, she was amazed to find that his photo-art was saying the same thing as her music. They went on to create the 12-award winning Nightlight Daylight CD (including Guitar Player Magazine’s choice in the top 10 recordings of the decade). In the process they discovered that their artistic affinity extended to the heart. They combined their artistry in a live context. Bryan’s stunning visuals provide an insightful backdrop to Muriel’s music, accentuating the audience experience. The show begins with music inspired by space and the solar eclipse, and then brings you on a virtual tour around the world in music and imagery.
One of the world’s foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. Guitar World Magazine listed Muriel Anderson as one of the eight most amazing female acoustic players and her “Heartstrings” recording accompanied the astronauts on the Space Shuttle Discovery. Muriel is donating 20 percent of the profits for her concerts in 2019 to the MUSIC FOR LIFE ALLIANCE, a charity she founded to help get instruments and lessons to kids.
Here’s a sample of the show:
Preview full-length visual backdrops behind the performance:
A Bakers Dozen, by Muriel Anderson
A Fine Pickle, by Muriel Anderson
Under Paris Skies, French song
View From Space, by Muriel Anderson
Summer Morning Rain, by Muriel Anderson
Train from Arnhem, by Muriel Anderson