Muriel Anderson
with Mino Cinelu

Special guest Jim "Kimo" West

When Muriel Anderson comes to the Shannon Center, she always brings special guests with her, and this year is no exception. We are excited that she is bringing multi-instrumentalist Mino Cinelu (Miles Davis, Weather Report, Sting) to perform with her. She will also be bringing her new multimedia show. And of course, Muriel may have some last-minute surprise guests as well.

 Artists that have joined the show in the past include Victor Wooten, Stanley Jordan, Mark Egan, Stu Hamm, and Danny & Beth Gottlieb.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $25.00
Seniors & Students $20.00

Photo by Bryan Allen

Muriel Anderson - “Wonderlust”
A virtual tour around the world in music and imagery

Muriel’s new Audio-visual show,”Wonderlust” is a must-see as well as a must-hear! Muriel Anderson’s world-renowned guitar and harp guitar playing is highlighted by a backdrop of stunning visuals by celebrated photo-artist Bryan Allen.

About the Visuals: When Muriel first encountered Bryan Allen’s work, she knew she had found her artistic soulmate–she was amazed to find that his photo-art was saying the same thing as her music. They went on to create the 11-award winning Nightlight Daylight CD, and in the process discovered that their artistic affinity extended to the heart. They started working on how to combine their artistry in a live context, and this show is the result. Bryan’s stunning visuals provide an insightful backdrop to Muriel’s music, accentuating the audience experience as never before. Together they bring you on a journey around the globe, full of joy and humanity, with new tunes, old favorites, stories and images.


Muriel Anderson

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 with Tommy Emmanuel


Muriel on Harp Guitar


Mino Cinelu

While most well-known as a percussionist, Mino Cinelu is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, programmer and producer who causes barriers to fall. He is an enchanting artist who has crossed through all types of jazz, caused funk to vibrate, and made pop swing and groove. With Mino, the worlds of music coalesce in the palms of his hands to form an otherworldly blend of jazz, blues, Afro-pop, Indian, folk, and rock.

Born in Saint-Cloud, France in 1957, the French-Caribbean Cinelu played guitar when he was a child, calling it his "first love." As a youth, he visited his father's homeland of Martinique and absorbed the island's chouval bwa music with its unique rhythms. He started playing drums as a teenager, forming his own funk-fusion band, and he also picked up percussion. He devoured his father's Afro-Cuban records, which led to his interesting playing style. "I didn't at that time know that there was more than one percussion player playing," he told Rhythm magazine. "So I tried to re-create those rhythms by myself, and I developed a weird technique." He lived in England for a year, and eventually moved to America, where he quickly hooked up with Miles Davis and began his international career. He has since been in high demand from performers of all genres.


Jim "Kimo" West

Jim “Kimo” West is best known as long-time guitarist for the world’s most successful musical satirist, “Weird Al” Yankovic and his work with Al has resulted in four Grammy’s as well as many gold and platinum records over a period of over thirty years. Their most recent release, “Mandatory Fun” debuted at #1 on Billboard Top Ten Album charts and won the Grammy for Best Comedy Album. Besides all the guitar work on the CDʻs , Jim handles most of the keyboard / synth duties as well.

Kimo is also known as one of the world’s foremost Hawaiian “slack key” guitarists and has a number of self-produced CD’s to his credit. Recently popularized in the Oscar-winning film, “The Descendants”, this eclectic acoustic guitar style began in 1840ʻs Hawaii when Spanish vaqueros- imported to teach Hawaiian cattle management- brought guitars to Hawaii for the first time. He is the recipient of the Hawaii Music Award, a two-time Na Hoku Hanohano ( the Hawaiian “grammy”) nominee and a winner of the LA Treasures Award for his efforts to keep this important tradition alive. He performs regularly at Hawaiiʻs slack key festivals, the So Cal Slack Key Festival and concert venues worldwide.

Besides production, arranging and guitar work with “Weird Al”, Jim has a lengthy list of composer credits - network
and cable television, advertising and feature films. He has also produced a number of CD’s for independent artists and other record labels in LA and is often hired to do acoustic and electric guitar sessions. He works out of his private Mac-based studio in Los Angeles which features both vintage and modern gear.




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