Artist Spotlight: Muriel Anderson

Photo by Chuck Winans
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As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 19 – Spring 2022

  • From Downers Grove, Illinois
  • American fingerstyle guitarist, harp guitarist, and instructor
  • First woman to win the National Fingerpicking Guitar Championship
  • Mentored by the late great Chet Atkins
  • Released ten albums throughout her career, with the latest album Nightlight Daylight in 2014 receiving national and international awards
  • Released multiple instructional books and DVDs
  • Released Acoustic Chef cookbook in 2020
  • Founded the charity Music for Life Alliance
  • Founded and hosts the annual All-Star Guitar Night 
  • “Muriel Anderson is a good friend and a great guitarist.  She deserves national recognition.” ~Chet Atkins
  • “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
  • “… She has demonstrated excellent technique and has the fine musicianship to communicate well to her audiences.” ~Christopher Parkening

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