Muriel Anderson & Tierra Negra
with their international band
and special guest, blues legend

Bobby Messano
 
Guitarist Muriel Anderson returns for her annual appearance at the Shannon Center along with German nuevo flamenco duo Tierra Negra (Leo Henrichs and Raughi Ebert), Ariane Cap (Austria) on bass and Raul Ramirez (Peru) on percussion. Her special guest is the legendary blues guitarist Bobby Messano. In addition, the show will feature new visuals and music based on the solar eclipse. This is going to be a truly international night of amazing live music.

Each year, Muriel brings special and surprise guests, so it's always a possibility that folks may arrive unannounced. Artists that have joined the show in the past include Victor Wooten, Mino Cinelu, Stanley Jordan, Mark Egan, Stu Hamm, and Danny & Beth Gottlieb.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $25.00
Seniors: $20.00
Students: $10.00

Muriel Anderson


Photo by Bryan Allen

Widely respected as one of the world’s foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerpicking Guitar Championship. She is host of the renowned "Muriel Anderson's ALL STAR GUITAR NIGHT®" and founder of the Music for Life Alliance charity. Muriel Anderson has released eight CD's, four DVD’s and guitar books published by Hal Leonard, Mel Bay, and Zen-On Japan. Her music can be heard in Woody Allen’s film “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” and her “Heartstrings” recording accompanied the astronauts on the space shuttle Discovery. Touring in the USA and internationally year round, Muriel’s obvious joy of music and facility across musical genres is revered by guitarists and audiences worldwide.

Muriel Anderson - “Eclipse”

Muriel Anderson’s album release “Eclipse” with a new accompanying visual show is a must-see!  Her world-renowned guitar and harp guitar playing is highlighted by a backdrop of stunning visuals by celebrated photo-artist Bryan Allen. The first woman to win the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship, Muriel has performed with country legend Chet Atkins, jazz great Les Paul, and continues to thrill audiences with her unique and joyous style, and gentle sense of humor. It’s a musical and pictorial journey with new tunes and stories, including a visual and musical experience of the total solar eclipse.


Tierra Negra

In the world of modern Flamenco, few artists have attained the heights of Tierra Negra. In fact, so influential are these two German guitarists that they’re often cited as the protagonists of Flamenco Nuevo, the new wave. Tierra Negra may infuse their sound with elements of folklore, jazz and even pop, but the theme never strays far from the infectious rhythm and melody of Rumba-Flamenco.

So particular about their sound are Leo Henrichs and Raughi Ebert, Tierra Negra’s founding duo, that they’ve even gone so far as to design their own range of Flamenco guitars. These high-end, professional instruments are built to such exacting standards that the likes of the Gypsy Kings will play nothing else.

Performing for over a decade, Leo and Raughi have already recorded eight albums and undertaken tours that have seen them alight festivals and clubs throughout Europe, North America and China.


Bobby Messano

Bobby Messano is a legendary guitarist and Contemporary Blues Artist who has released seven Solo CDs, placed songs in manyTV and Cable shows and played on over 50 Major label and Indie albums. His playing has been heard on everything from MTV jingles to Benny Mardones’ smash hit “Into The Night”. The celebrated guitarist has played on records by Clarence Clemmons, Franke & The Knockouts, Joe Lynn Turner and STARZ, and produced the 60’s hit act, “THE SHADOWS OF KNIGHT”. Live he has played guitar and been the music director for Steve Winwood, Lou Gramm and Country artists Jimmy Wayne, Rodney Atkins and Steve Holy. Bobby has played or headlined BAMFEST, The Charleston Blues Festival, Smokin’ In Steel, Summerfest, Charlotte Speed StreeEPK Filest, Blues Brews & BBQ, Blues At The Beach, Bayfront Blues Festival, Deltaville Seafood Festival, Willow River Blues Fest, Ambassador Blues Fest, Colonial Beach Blues Festival, and Southern Maryland Blues Festival. The guitarist’s last five CD’s ( “Holdin’ Ground”,” Bobby Messano Live In Madison”, “that’s why i don’t sing the blues “, “Welcome To Deltaville” and “Love & Money”) have garnered 26 Grammy 1st Round ballots in 8 categories and airplay on over 275 Blues shows. “that’s why i don’t sing the blues” was on the American Blues Scene’s Blues Top 5 Chart for 24 weeks and was named 2012 TOP BLUES/ROCK ALBUM (USA) by Blues Underground Network. Between 2012 and 2016, Bobby played over 400 shows in 32 states to over a ˝ million people. On December 22nd 2012, the artist was inducted into the “BLUES HALL OF FAME”. His CD’s are heard daily on “Sirius/XM’s B.B. King’s Bluesville and “LOVE & MONEY” which was released in April 2015 was nominated for a prestigious Blues Blast Award for “Best Rock-Blues Album” in August 2015. It debuted on the Billboard Blues Chart at # 7, peaked at #1 and spent a total of nine weeks in the Top 10. It was also #7 on the Billboard Heat Seekers Chart and Top 40 on both the Billboard Rock and Indie Charts. “Love & Money” also ended 2015 at #44 on the Roots Music Report Chart.

Bobby’s latest CD “BAD MOVIE” was released on April 15,2017. It is a collection of fifteen incredible songs written with major co-writers Jon Tiven , Larry Weiss and Steve Kalinich and features the amazing “Come To Your Senses” written by Queen founder Brian May and Jon Tiven and the haunting duet “Water Under The Bridge” with Bobby and Alecia Elliott (2001 AMA Nominee) “BAD MOVIE” offers a unique perspective of personal traumas and a country in a state of flux.

 

 

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