Hope College Welcomes Home Recording
Artist Erik Muiderman
on Tuesday, Oct. 2
Posted September 26, 2001
HOLLAND -- Fresh off a West Coast tour, folk/rock
recording artist Erik Muiderman returns to Holland for an
environmentally friendly concert on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 10
p.m. at Hope College's Knickerbocker Theatre.
The Holland native is part of Hope College's 21st
Critical Issues Symposium, titled "Earth Matters: Daily
Decisions, Environmental Echoes." Muiderman's concert will
follow the event's opening keynote address at 7 p.m., and
roundtable discussions at 8:30 p.m.
The concert is free. The public is invited.
The "CD Baby" website calls Muiderman's debut
release, "Dunegrass," "a stunning debut."
"He captures the sensibilities of classic acoustic
artists (such as Bruce Cockburn, Van Morrison, Nick Drake,
Michael Hedges, Neil Young, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Bob
Dylan etc.), while presenting fresh, original songwriting
with an accomplished, mature guitar style."
As a solo artist, Muiderman combines elements of
folk, rock, blues, bluegrass and jazz into a seamless blend
that is uniquely his own. He is equally at home with finger
style or flatpicking; acoustic or electric guitars.
He will be joined at the concert by his early
collaborators, Charlie Hoats and Bernie Jellema, with other
Muiderman began performing professionally at age
17 and in 1989 co-founded the Folk Lizards with friend and
bassist Hoats. The acoustic duo soon became one of the most
in-demand bands around West Michigan, playing 250-plus
nights a year, and eventually expanded into an electrified
quintet with drums, keyboards and saxophone. In 1993 the
Folk Lizards opened for The Band at the State Theater in
A veteran of the stage, Erik has done more than
2,000 shows, including solo gigs and dates with Erik &
Charlie; The Folk Lizards; The Stogies; and The Erik, Bernie
and Charlie Show.
The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. 8th
St. in downtown Holland.