8/1/2008 [Guitars & Basses]Event, a 16-Year Tradition, Raises Money for Music Education.
Muriel Anderson introduces Don Alder
"We were more than thrilled to be a part of this unique, guitar-centric event that brings together talented musicians from all genres and all parts of the world," comments Mike Tempesta, artist relations manager for Yamaha Guitars. "On top of celebrating all things guitars, the evening is also an amazing way to raise funds for a very important cause music education for children. It was an honor to be a part of it."
The ever-popular silent auction was back again, featuring some amazing gear. All proceeds were auctioned to benefit the Music for Life Alliance, a charity established by Anderson to help raise money to provide children with instruments and music education. Yamaha Guitars donated Instruments signed by Yamaha artists Larry Carlton, Billy Sheehan and Joe Bonamassa.
Anderson's All Star Guitar Night originated in 1993 as an informal get-together after the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Convention and NAMM show, two simultaneous events that brought together some of the finest guitarists in the world. In an informal atmosphere, sitting around the pool playing music for each other and with each other, inevitably the best music happened. All Star Guitar Night has enjoyed resounding success in bringing that same magic to light in front of an audience.
Anderson is the first and only woman to win the National Fingerpicking Guitar Championship. With a style that ranges from folk, classical, jazz, bluegrass, and international music, she has been composing since the age of six and has published works for guitar and orchestra, voice and solo guitar.
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