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Harp Guitarist Muriel Anderson to Perform at Fogartyville in Sarasota

| Suncoast Post Staff |

Muriel Anderson is a guitarist, harp guitarist, and composer who embraces music from all over the world. Her playing reflects a sense of grace and joy, infused with humor. She is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. Her CD, Nightlight Daylight, was chosen as one of the top 10 CDs of the decade by Guitar Player Magazine, and her “Heartstrings” recording accompanied the astronauts on the space shuttle Discovery.

She has performed/recorded with Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Victor Wooten, Tommy Emmanuel and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. Muriel Anderson will perform with special guest harp-guitarist Andy Wahlberg at Fogartyville on Tuesday, February 22 at 7pm.  Tickets are $18 for members/$20 for nonmembers.  Advance tickets are available at Fogartyville.

During this performance Muriel Anderson will take audience members on a journey with her guitar and harp-guitar enhanced by a backdrop of visuals artfully projected onto a screen behind her. It is a musical journey around the world. Sometimes whimsical, always engaging, truly an experience of all the senses. You’ll go sailing with her on her recent adventures, and virtually taste the experiences that led to her release “Acoustic Chef.” Visuals by celebrated photo-artist Bryan Allen. 

An engaging performer, Muriel’s 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, a Spanish classic.

From the Fogartyville website:

WSLR, Inc. was formed in 2004 to govern the operation of a 100 watt low-power, non-commercial community radio station. WSLR 96.5 LPFM began broadcasting August 2005 thanks to the hard work of a small group of dedicated volunteers.

WSLR is a Pacifica affiliate. In alignment with the original purpose of Pacifica stations, WSLR’s programming promotes peace, social and economic justice, democracy and sustainability and presents voices often neglected by the mainstream. We embrace diversity and freedom of expression.  The Pacifica Affiliate network includes approximately 200 independent radio stations, primarily in the United States…but there are also affiliates in Canada, Europe, and Africa. 

WSLR is more than radio.

Community events also serve as a public extension of our programming and mission.  Through the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center we produce over 60 live concerts a year, host over 35 educational events, and provide low-cost space to like-minded non-profit organizations.  

Together WSLR+Fogartyville celebrate and promote the creative, cultural and political vitality of the local community.  Learn more about the history of WSLR and Fogartyville HERE.

WSLR is a section 501(c)3 charitable organization. All gifts and donations are tax deductible in accordance with the law.  Click here to become a member of WSLR+Fogartyville.

Photo from Fogartyville

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