Guitarist and Harp-guitarist Muriel Anderson was the first woman to win the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. Her “Nightlight Daylight” CD was listed as one of the top 10 CDs of the decade by Guitar Player Magazine and won top honors in a dozen national awards. Her video of “Why Worry” on 20-string harp guitar garnered a total of over 8 million views online and her “Heartstrings” recording accompanied the astronauts on the space shuttle Discovery. Muriel enjoys sharing her joy of music via workshops, instructional DVDs, and on 2019 is donating a percentage of all her concerts to the Music for Life Alliance, the charity she founded to help get instruments and lessons to kids.
She has recorded with country legend Chet Atkins and performed in New York with Les Paul. In addition, she is host and founder of the Muriel Anderson’s ALL STAR GUITAR NIGHT® an annual concert event for 20 years.
Muriel fell in love with the guitar at an early age and learned every style available to her, beginning with folk, bluegrass, and then jazz in high school. She received a degree in music from DePaul University and went on to study with classical virtuoso Christopher Parkening and with Nashville legend Chet Atkins. She has composed music since age four or five, and has written solo instrumentals and vocals, choral and orchestral compositions.