Pickin' Women: Mary Z. Cox
Mary Z. Cox is one of the handful of true virtuosos of this often overlooked style. A third generation Floridian, Mary received her first banjo when she was twelve years old. Music runs in her family. Her Granddad Thompson was a professional banjo player and his father was an old time fiddler from St. Joe, Missouri. A multi-instrumentalist, Mary plays banjo, banjolin, and dulcimer with her husband, guitarist, Bob Cox. She has won contests in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Alabama, playing banjo, mountain dulcimer, and old time string band music. Like many musicians with a passion for their trade, Mary teaches at camps and workshops to pass her love of old-time music to a new generation. She has three banjo CDs (and one in the works) and a dulcimer CD, available at Amazon, CDBaby, County Sales, Elderly, and, of course, directly from Mary Z. Cox.
Beautiful, laid-back melodies that will have your toes a tappin'. For all of you aspiring clawhammer players Mary has tabulature books for two of her banjo CDs and her also for her dulcimer CD.
Ya'll are gonna enjoy this...
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