May 4, 2022

Folk Music Society Presents Muriel Anderson

MUSIC FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD: Guitarist, harp guitarist, and composer Muriel Anderson brings her wide-ranging music to Christ Congregational Church on May 20. (Photo by Bryan Allen)

On Friday, May 20 at 8 p.m., the Princeton Folk Music Society presents an evening of fingerstyle guitar music with Muriel Anderson, a guitarist, harp guitarist, and composer who embraces music from all over the world. The concert takes place at Christ Congregational Church, 50 Walnut Lane, and will also be livestreamed.

Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. She has performed or recorded with Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Victor Wooten, Tommy Emmanuel, and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. She fell in love with the guitar at an early age, and learned every style available to her, beginning with folk, bluegrass, and then jazz in high school.

Anderson received a degree in music from DePaul University and went on to study with classical virtuoso Christopher Parkening, and with Nashville legend Atkins. She has composed music since childhood, and has written solo instrumentals and vocals, choral, and orchestral compositions.

Tickets, available at the door, are $25 ($20 members, $10 students 12-22; $5 children 11 and under). Masks and proof of full vaccination will be required for admission. A livestream also is available. For more information visit