"Mary explores the southeastern clawhammer repertoire on no less than six different banjos – a gut-strung Goldtone Elite Classic, a Gibson RB250, a Deering White Shell Laydie, a Bacon Professional, a Cedar Mountain, and a gourd banjo. With all of these distinctive voices, I couldn’t help but feel I was out on the porch, swapping tunes with at least five or six other musicians, each boasting his or her own stylisitics, but each with a deep understanding of the same exquisite regional form." Andy Rubin (Banjo Newsletter/September 2006)
New! Banjo Dreamin' Suwannee Nights banjo tab book available from Mary's web page.
We recorded our favorite traditional tunes and the tunes folks request from us the most. We hope you will enjoy them too. :)
Mary Z. is also a banjoholic with 13 banjos. She's been playing since she
was 12 and is a past Florida champion. She has recorded
five CDs, has written four banjo tab books, and has been published in Banjo
Newsletter, Studio Magazine, and Old Time Herald. Today, Mary plays
concerts, teaches at camps, and records with family and friends. She
enjoys introducing students of all ages to new tunes, techniques, and the banjo life.