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Karen Mueller


Karen Mueller is one of the top autoharp and mountain dulcimer players performing and teaching today. Her exciting and innovative performing style, featuring Appalachian, Celtic and contemporary music, has been applauded by critics and audiences from LA to Boston. In 2006 she was inducted into the Autoharp Hall of Fame, twenty years after winning the International Autoharp Championship (1986), making her the youngest player recognized for either honor. Karen has made her mark on the acoustic music scene as both an interpreter of tradition and an innovator, and has performed with such legendary artists as Liz Carroll (all-Ireland fiddle champion) and Tony Trischka (banjo master).

"A true virtuoso. Her talent and clarity of musical vision deserve a wide audience." -Bluegrass Unlimited

"She's taking the autoharp into new and exciting territory." -Dirty Linen

"In the hands of a few gifted people, the autoharp can swell into the sound of a whole orchestra. Karen Mueller is one of those few." -Minneapolis Star Tribune

Karen Mueller
Phone: 612-270-4740