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Artist of the Month for June 2003: Muriel Anderson

Name: Muriel Anderson
Town: Nashville TN
Hometown (if different from current town):Downers Grove IL
At what age did you start playing guitar? 8
First guitar:A nylon-string 3/4 size Decca guitar that belonged to a friend of the family.
Early Influences:
Fiddle tunes / folk songs, Doc Watson, Macedonian and Turkish folk music, Chet Atkins, Christopher Parkening and Andres Segovia, Bill Monroe, Pat Metheney, J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, bird calls, Piano music / ragtime, John Philip Sousa, Paul Winter consort

First gig:
Two Way Street Coffee House in Downers Grove, with Kim Koskela and Cathy Jones. We were paid $20 for the three of us for the night. We were so proud to be playing music and getting paid!

Acoustic Guitars you own:
Paul McGill classical, Kevin Ryan steel-string, Del Langejans harp-guitar, Larrivee gryphon model steel-string, Humphreys classical, John Crouch parlor guitar

Favorite Guitar:
Paul McGill classical

Your Style, and how you developed it:
Fingerstyle guitar music, without boundaries. My music is continually evolving, by listening and allowing the music to breathe.

Practice Regimen:
First I play my favorite piece, most often the one I'm in the process of writing. If I have enough time, I'll play something else after that.

Favorite Artist(s): (in no particular order) Phil Keaggy, Tommy Emmanuel, Doc Watson, Jean-Felix Lalanne, Stephen Bennett, Martin Taylor, Stanley Jordan and many other great guitarists...
Check out Muriel's website Muriel Anderson Online
If you are a guitarist with a cd out and would like to be featured here please contact me.

AOTM Archives:

August 2008 - Danny Combs
March 2006 - Bryan Clark
Februry 2006 - Darin Leong
January 2006 - Andy McKee
December 2005 - Don Alder
November 2005 - Doug Young
October 2005 - Nancy Conescu
August - September 2005 - Warren Greig
July 2005 - Ian Melrose
June 2005 - Roger Lasley
May 2005 - Jim Tozier
April 2005 - Jessica Papkoff
March 2005 - Todd Habekost
February 2005 - Michael Hewett
January 2005 - Steve Barney
December 2004 - Tony McManus
November 2004 - Chris Newman
October 2004 - Kevin Kastning
September 2004 - Rick Duke
August 2004 - El McMeen
June-July 2004 - Charles David Alexander
May 2004 - Tony Capri
April 2004 - Shane Simpson
March 2004 - Bill Cooley
February 2004 - Greg Meckes
January 2004 - Gary Leek
December 2003 - Ernie Hawkins
November 2003 - Keith Knight
October 2003 - Jaquie Gipson
September 2003 - Chuck Durfor
August 2003 - Cathy Horner
July 2003 - Art Edelstein
June 2003 - Muriel Anderson
May 2003 - Clarelynn Rose
March-April 2003 - Steve Wildey
February 2003 - Rick Ruskin
January 2003 - Kerry Kling
December 2002 - Tim O'Brien
November 2002 - Howard Emerson
October 2002 - Dennis Roger Reed
September 2002 - Larry Pattis
August 2002 - Paul Asbell