Award-winning Anderson comes to Key Largo

When guitar masters Les Paul and Chet Atkins say you’re a great guitarist, that counts for a lot.

Muriel Anderson will bring her skills, praised by Atkins, Paul and others, to Key Largo, one of two guitar concerts of note this month in the Upper Keys.

Anderson will appear on Monday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Murray Nelson Center auditorium, MM102, Key Largo.

Just a few days earlier, Grant Gordy and Ross Martin will perform on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the performing arts center of Coral Shores High School, MM90, Tavernier. The two also will present a workshop earlier that day at the school.

Anderson’s performance will include an audio-visual show, “Wonderlust,” highlighted by a backdrop of visuals by photo-artist Bryan Allen.

Named by Guitar World magazine as one of the “eight most amazing female acoustic players,” Anderson is the first woman to win the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. Her recent CD “Nightlight Daylight” has won 11 national awards. She has performed/recorded with Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Victor Wooten and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra.

“Just one hell of a great player …a great personality …the way she plays it like we all wish to play,” said guitar master Les Paul.  Chet Atkin called Anderson a “great guitarist.”

The concert is sponsored by ICE, is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality entertainment and cultural events to Upper Keys residents.. More information is at keysice.com.

CAPTION: Muriel Anderson is the first woman to win the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship.  BRYAN ALLEN/bryan-allen.com

Grant Gordy and Ross Martin, Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the performing arts center of Coral Shores High School, MM90, Tavernier. Tickets $15 at the door, with 12 and under free.

Muriel Anderson, Monday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m., the Murray Nelson Center auditorium, MM102, Key Largo. Tickets $20 at the door, with children 12 and under free.

 

 

 

 

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