Mary Z Cox

Track #7 - "Cherry River Line"

Mary Z Cox (May)

Florida, USA

Two Time Florida Banjo Champion & 2013 & 2014 Old Time Banjo Champion in Brevard, NC, Mary Z. Cox, is a third generation Floridian, played banjo since she was 12, & a recording artist since 1999. She records cds, plays concerts & festivals, gives workshops, and authors banjo books. Her music’s been played on National Public Radio’s, “Thistle & Shamrock”, “All Songs Considered,” Pandora World Music Genome, & the BBC. She’s taught clawhammer banjo for over a decade at the John C. Campbell Folkschool and at camps & festivals nationwide, including the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, NC. 16 awesome banjos live with her & play her relentlessly. Mary Z believes that if a banjo calls to you to buy it—you should not fight destiny—it was meant to be. Mary Z’s video interview in Smithsonion Folkways’ “Conversations With Old Time Performers”/ volume 2 (2015) is available now. Blue Sky Banjo, is her first vocal cd and both it & Blue Sky Banjo Tab Book are available on her website.

Photo by Tom Welch

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