One of the world’s foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. She has recorded over a dozen CD’s and performs in the US, Europe, and the Far East. Muriel is host of the renowned Muriel Anderson’s ALL STAR GUITAR NIGHT® and 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 USA and internationally year round, she continually amazes audiences with her technique and endears them with her sense of humor.
With guest guitarist - Adam Palma
Adam Palma first started playing the guitar in 1986. His formal music education started in Poland some years later and in 1999, he graduated from The Music Academy with honours, – Faculty of Jazz and Popular Music. Adam has been working as a session guitarist since 1998 and has played with several of the best Polish jazz and pop musicians, singers, arrangers and composers, including some international artistes such as Tommy Emmanuel, Joscho Stephan, Martin Taylor, Snake Davis, Gary Potter, Richard Smith, Jack Pearson (The Allman Brothers), Chris de Burgh and Hamish Stuart (the Average White Band, Paul McCartney), Robbie McIntosh (John Mayer, Paul McCartney), Adam Rafferty. Adam has opened the shows for the guitarists like: Albert Lee, Jerry Donahue, Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones).
Influenced by a wide variety of musical styles from the rock of Jimi Hendrix, Angus Young, Randy Rhoads, Yngwie Malmsteen, Eddie van Halen, Doobie Brothers to the country of Albert Lee, Brent Mason, the acoustic guitar of Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel, the jazz of Pat Metheny, John Scofield and Miles Davies, he still loves to have AC/DC and Frank Sinatra songs together in his car’s CD player
Adam has been invited four times in a row to take part in the most prestigious fingerstyle guitar event in the world: The CAAS Chet Atkins Appreciation Society in Nashville in July 2009, 2010, 2011 and again this year.
Adam was invited to open Tommy Emmanuel’s concerts and join the master on stage in Poland, UK and USA
In 2012, Adam was invited to join The First UK CandyRat Tour with Antoine Dufour, Ewan Dobson and Jimmy Wahlsteen.
Adam is probably the only fingerstyle guitarist who has played live in front of 700.000 people (Przystanek Woodstock in Poland 2011).
During his first UK tour Adam performed at the Bestival, one of the biggest music festivals in the UK and at the prestigious “Ullapool Guitar festival” and “The International Guitar Festival of GB in Wirral”
Adam’s album got 4 out of 5 stars review in the prestigious “Guitar Techniques” in January 2011.