In past year, the video from Muriel Anderson was one of many hits on social media. Today we want to share the video with all our fans and readers. It is amazing how Muriel Anderson play “Way Worry” song from Dire Straits on her special instrument, harp-guitar.
For those which do not know, harp guitar is instrument which is made in Chicago, USA between 1889 and 1920. This instrument is interesting because many people do not heard of harp guitar.
Muriel Anderson was born in Downers Grove, Illinois in 1960 and she is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. As a child she learned piano, but when she was eight she started guitar which was from family friend. In her early teens years, she took lessons in Chicago, and in high school she was a member of the jazz band.
She attended DePaul University in Chicago on an academic scholarship. At DePaul she took mandolin lessons from Jethro Burns who introduced her to his brother in law – Chet Atkins. Chet after that became a friend and mentor to Anderson.
She has performed with Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Victor Wooten and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. Her obvious joy of music, humor and her facility across the genres of folk, classical, jazz, bluegrass and international music is revered by guitarists worldwide. Anderson has 17 solo albums and many live performances.
Her video “Why Worry” has garnered a total of over 8 million views, and became a viral hit on Internet over the past year.