Muriel Anderson & Tierra Negra with Stu Hamm

With a Muriel Anderson/Tierra Negra show, there is always the possibility of special guests showing up.
Artists that have joined the show in the past include Victor Wooten, Stanley Jordan, Mark Egan, and Danny & Beth Gottlieb.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

8:00 p.m.

Tickets $25.00

Seniors & Students $20.00

They met in a castle in Germany. Before long they were jamming together and realized there was something special happening...

Germany's famed duo Tierra Negra and America's award-winning guitarist and harp-guitarist Muriel Anderson have found an exciting combination. The joy and passion of Raughi's flamenco guitar, Leo's driving rhythm and Muriel's beautiful melodies merge to create music unlike any other. In first half of the program each present their solo and duo shows that have earned them worldwide praise. In the second half, experience the magic as their music merges together.

QUOTES – “Just one hell of a great player …a great personality and what I like is the touch that Muriel has on the guitar, the way she plays it like we all wish to play." …Les Paul

“Truly great artists, [Tierra Negra] has rhythm with gypsy soul.” …Claude Picasso

Be sure to check out the videos at the bottom of the page!


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.

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. Leo Henrichs and Raughi Ebert, Tierra Negra's founding duo, have been performing together for over a decade, They have recorded eight albums, are featured on countless international guitar compilations and films. They have undertaken tours that have seen them alight festivals and concerts throughout Europe and North America. There is persuasiveness in the melody - an infectious groove and genuine passion in Tierra Negra's music. A TIERRA NEGRA live concert is a joyous, passionate and transforming experience for the audience - truly not to be missed.

Stu Hamm

Through his innovative work as a solo artist and his contributions as a sideman to Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, Stuart Hamm has firmly established himself as one of the most influential electric bassists of the past half-century. Extending the non-traditional function of the electric bass previously revolutionized by Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke in the 1970s, Hamm helped to reshape the contemporary concept of the bass guitar as an unaccompanied instrument with the utilization of polyphonic, two-handed tapping, slapping and popping techniques, chords, and harmonics. Although Hamm certainly wasn’t the first bass player to debut during the 1980s and employ an unorthodox approach to playing the electric bass, he was undoubtedly at the forefront of his generation who effectively fused the application of these unconventional techniques.

As one of today’s leading bassists, Hamm has released four critically-acclaimed studio recordings. On Radio Free Albemuth (1988), Kings Of Sleep (1989), The Urge (1991), and Outbound (2000), Hamm showcased his unique style of playing the bass as a lead instrument both within a solo environment and various ensemble formats on a genre-spanning spectrum of repertoire that merged rock, jazz, fusion, classical, country, and urban sounds.

Live Stu X 2, the fifth solo project produced by Hamm and his first as a solo artist in nearly seven years, was released in January 2007 and features a diverse compilation of classic tracks recorded by Hamm during his set on the first leg of the Bx3 tour in Philadelphia last April as well as a few previously unrecorded pieces that were captured in San Francisco before a live audience in 2004.

In addition to his barrier-breaking solo sessions, Hamm has been hailed for his recording and touring stints with guitar icons Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. His long-time associations with Vai and Satriani garneredHamm award-winning recognition on a global scale, and as a result, Hamm has received an extensive list of accolades such as being voted “Best Jazz Bassist” and “Best Rock Bassist” multiple times in magazine polls conducted by several major print publications.

Besides his projects with Satriani and Vai, other studio-related productions that have spotlighted Hamm’s trademark style and technical facility include his three collaborations as a member of the trio dubbed GHS with guitarist Frank Gambale of Chick Corea’s Elektric Band and former Journey drummer Steve Smith.

For the past two decades, Hamm has toured as one of the world’s premier bass clinicians. He has also demonstrated his signature techniques and methodologies to avid students through his best-selling instructional videos, Slap, Pop & Tap For The Bass and Deeper Inside The Bass, and a book of transcriptions, Stuart Hamm – The Bass Book, which contains a collection of Hamm’s greatest hits from his first three solo releases. He has also created an introductory course to bass guitar called Bass Basics with the folks at

Based on the highly successful G3 tours he was a part of in the 1990′s which featured guitarists Satriani, Vai, and Eric Johnson, Hamm founded the Bx3 tour in April 2006 that has subsequently taken him along with fellow bass pioneers Billy Sheehan and Jeff Berlin from the United States to Asia.

Muriel Anderson with Tommy Emmanuel


Muriel on Harp Guitar

Tierra Negra

Tierra Negra

Stu Hamm






©2010 Whittier College
13406 E. Philadelphia St.
Whittier, CA 90608 562.907.4200