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

Springville Center for the Arts presents one of the world’s foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson, on Friday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m.

Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. She has recorded over a dozen CDs and performs in the U.S., Europe and the Far East. Anderson is host of the renowned Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night® and is the founder of the Music for Life Alliance charity.

Her facility across the genres of folk, classical, jazz, bluegrass and international music is revered by guitarists worldwide. Her unique approach to the instrument virtually transforms the guitar into a lyrical choir, then a marching band, then a Japanese koto, then a Bluegrass band, one minute launching into a Beatles’ tune and the next, Rodrigo’s Concerto de Aranjuez. Touring in the U.S. and internationally year round, she continually amazes audiences with her technique and endears them with her sense of humor.

Anderson will present a master class at Arts Underground, 66 East Main St. in Springville on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7p.m. Call (716) 592-9038 to register. The fee is $15.

Tickets for the Friday performance at Springville Center for the Arts’ Mongerson Theater, 37 North Buffalo St. in Springville, are available in advance for $13 at or by calling (716) 592-9038.  Tickets are $15 at the door.