Acclaimed guitarist Muriel Anderson performs in Keys

Acclaimed guitarist Muriel Anderson performs in Keys

One of the world’s foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson will perform in concert on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the ICE Amphitheater in Islamorada Founders Park, MM 87.

Anderson, an engaging performer with an obvious joy of music and talents across musical genres is revered by audiences worldwide, is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. She has recorded with Country music legend Chet Atkins, performed with Les Paul (the innovative musician who invented the solid-body electric guitar), and has played across the globe solo, in ensembles, and with orchestras.

“Just one hell of a great player,” said Les Paul. “What I like is the touch that Muriel has on the guitar, the way she plays it like we all wish to play.”

Her unique approach to the guitar and harp guitar transforms the instruments into a lyrical choir, then a marching band, then a Bluegrass band, one minute launching into a Beatles tune and the next classical concerto. She has composed works for the Vox Caelestis Women’s Choir and Nashville Chamber Orchestra, and her music appears in Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”

“Muriel is one of the very few world-class musicians equally at home with classical, bluegrass, pop-jazz and international music.” said David Feder, president of ICE.

Admission for the Muriel Anderson concert is $15 and free for those 12 and under. For more information, go to the ICE website: keysice.com.

ICE is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality entertainment and cultural events to Upper Keys residents. Proceeds from ICE events provide music, dance, and arts scholarships to local students and grants to school programs. To date ICE has awarded more than $300,000 in grants and scholarships.

Muriel Anderson is the first woman to ever be crowned National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion. She will be appearing in concert on Wednesday, Feb. 18 in Islamorada.

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