New For 2008!
2008 - More new tunes with guest musicians Ellen Sheppard, Bob Cox, Lo Gordon, Kerry Blech, and Jim Crozier. Including "Ponce De Leon," "Spanish Fandango," "Cluck Old Hen," more. Instrumentation also includes mandolin, bowed bass, fiddle, guitar, and special appearance of a cigarbox banjo! "... Elderly Instruments
"Another enjoyable old time banjo presentation by Ms. Cox, who has at least 4 or 5 other similar projects in print. On this one she plays a variety of banjos, and is accompanied on some cuts by Kerry Blech (fiddle), Box Cox (guitar) and Jim Crozier (bass). CLUCK OLD HEN, CHINQUAPIN, SPANISH FANDANGO, PEACH BOTTOM CREEK, WATERBOUND, LOCH LAVEN, etc."
....Dave Freeman/County Sales
Mary Z. Cox, a banjoholic with 15 banjos, has been playing since she was 12, and is a two time Florida champion. She has won old time music competitions on banjo, dulcimer, and string band in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and Tennessee and was chosen by Banjo Newsletter readers in 2006 as the fourth favorite clawhammer banjo player in the world. She has recorded six CDs, has written five banjo tab books, and has been published in Banjo Newsletter, Studio Magazine, and Old Time Herald. Her music has been played on BBC and National Public radio and is available on itunes worldwide.
Mary Z. is also a dulcimaniac with 9 mountain dulcimers. She is a Florida mountain dulcimer champion, as well as the first place winner in the 2006 Uncle Dave Macon Days in Tennessee and two time dulcimer champion at the 2006 & 2007 Transylvania County (North Carolina) Old Time Music Competition. Her "Dulcimer Fandango" CD, with its string band style dulcimer remains a favorite with dulcimer and banjo enthusiast.
Mary Z. and guitarist husband, Bob, have entertained audiences with dulcimer and banjo concerts and workshops from coast to coast. Mary Z. and Bob enjoy introducing students of all ages to new tunes, techniques, and the dulcimer and banjo.
Other CDs by Mary Z. Cox
Vintage Banjo (1999)
Walkin' That Banjo Home (2001)
Dulcimer Fandango (2003)
A Secret Life of Banjo (2004)
Banjo Dreamin' Suwannee Nights (2006)