"A simple no-frills collection of old time tunes on banjo...played with great delicacy and restraint. I found myself listening to it repeatedly..." Donald Nitchie/Banjo Newsletter, August 2000
Mary Z. is a third generation Floridian and received her first banjo when she was twelve. Her granddad was a professional banjo player, and his father was an old time fiddler from St. Joe, Missouri. His Dad was Cyclone Thompson who rode the Pony Express.
Mary Z. Cox's warm, laid back, banjo is featured on her four CDs. (Vintage Banjo, Walkin' That Banjo Home,Dulcimer Fandango& A Secret Life Of Banjo) She's the 2004 winner of the Tommy Thompson Memorial Old Time Banjo Contest (Florida Folk Festival), 2003 Florida Old Time Banjo Champion,and the 2002 Florida Old Time Mountain Dulcimer Champion. She plays string band dance music and duets with her husband, Bob, and records with friends and family.
Her tabs, articles, and MP3s have been published in Banjo Newsletter. She is a regular performer and workshop host at the Florida Folk Festival and takes great delight in helping others discover their banjo style.
NOW AVAILABLE! Vintage Banjo tab book ! Simple tabs to the fourteen tunes on the CD plus notes and historical photos.
Order from Mary's website: www.maryzcox.com
Other CDs by Mary Z. Cox
Walkin' That Banjo Home 2001
Dulcimer Fandango 2003 (don't be fooled by the dulcimer title--there is lots of good old time banjo, fiddle and guitar on this CD)
A Secret Life Of Banjo 2004
Banjo Dreamin' Suwannee Nights 2006