Guitar virtuoso plays Boathouse Theater
August 16, 2005
One of the world’s great guitarists is coming to the Valhalla Arts & Music Festival at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Valhalla Boathouse Theater.
Muriel Anderson is a premiere finger-style guitarist who does everything from Bach minuets, Sousa marches, Spanish flamenco, and the Beatles to her own adventurous compositions, all mixed with a gentle sense of humor. Her extraordinary finger work earned her the honor of being the first nylon-string guitarist – and the first woman – to win the coveted National Guitar Fingerpicking Championships, a title she holds to this day.
Audience members will get a chance to see her play a one-of-a-kind harp guitar, so named because it has a seven-string harp attached to the neck of a six-string guitar.
For the past 14 years, Anderson has been sponsoring “Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night” to help promote the careers of guitarists of all styles, and her charity Music For Life Alliance, helps put musical instruments into the hands of underprivileged children. For more information regarding her charity work check out http://www.musicforlifealliance.org.
Tickets for Muriel Anderson are $14 in advance and $16 at the door. Reservations can be made by calling (530) 541-4975.
The Valhalla Arts & Music Festival, sponsored by the Tahoe Tallac Association is located on the Tallac Historic Site three miles north of the “Y” on Highway 89 and operates under special use permit with the USFSDA.