Saturday After Thanksgiving Concert

Thank you Michael Kelsey for a fantastic performance as special guest at my 26th annual Saturday After Thanksgiving concert, and thank you also to my family and friends for making delicious baked goods to give away to the audience. Tobias Music donated a new Eastman guitar for the lucky winner, Trader Joe’s donated spiced apple cider, Maximum Printing made beautiful posters and a large vertical banner, and we enjoyed a most delicious backstage meal from Claim Jumpers. Thank you all!

Please put on your calendar Saturday after Thanksgiving next year in Downers Grove IL!
Also, Michael and I will be performing together at Kent Stage in Ohio soon, on Dec 9.
To get Eclipse, order HERE.

Muriel Anderson photo by Bryan Allen, Michael Kelsey photo by Dottie Lands

It’s time for my 26th annual concert! Join us to celebrate the exclusive pre-release of “ECLIPSE” as I return my hometown of Downers Grove, IL for a night of music with cool visual backdrops, home-baked goods made by my family, hot apple cider courtesy of Trader Joe’s, and a chance to win an Eastman guitar from Tobias Music! As always, a portion of proceeds will go to the Music for Life Alliance to support music education.

My special guest this year is Michael Kelsey. Michael has been called a cross between Tommy Emmanuel and Robin Williams, weaving improv comedy into his virtuosic guitar playing and singing. Michael will also be joining me for the guitar workshop the following day.

CD Release

I’m excited to present a combination CD & greeting card to share the experience of the eclipse.

My double CD was chosen as one of the “Top 10 CDs of the decade” by Guitar Player Magazine. Info and discounts: Nightlight Daylight


When: Saturday November 25th, 8:00pm
Where: Downers Grove North High School Auditorium, 4436 N. Main Street
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:

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.

Guitar Workshop

Muriel Anderson & Michael Kelsey three-hour workshop — Unique technique, tunes, timing, looping. Includes free set of GHS signature strings. Open to all levels. You can bring your guitar to try out some to the new techniques, and you are welcome to record the workshop if you like.

When: Sunday November 26th, 2:00-5:00pm
Where: Two Way Street Coffeehouse, 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove
Tickets: $29 adv/$35 door, available at Tobias Music in Downers Grove or order here and tickets will be held for you at the door:


Directions: From I-88 exit Highland Ave. Go south, it turns into Main St. Pass Downers Grove NHS and to the railroad tracks. Just before the tracks take and right and then your first left to cross the tracks. In two blocks the road dead ends right at the Two Way Street door. You can park behind the building. If you come early, there is a parade so you may need to detour a few blocks.

Poster 8.5 x 11 (to download 5MB high res jpg, right-click and choose “save image as”)

New Press photo: