Yellow Dog Records recording artist Mary Flower is renowned for a
uniquely personal vision of roots music that blends ragtime, acoustic blues,
and folk - technically dazzling yet grounded in the down-to-earth simplicity
of early 20th century American music.
With eight albums under her belt, Flower has earned rave reviews from
critics and audiences alike for her unassuming vocals, but it's her
instrumental skill - a mastery of the difficult Piedmont blues guitar that
takes most players a lifetime to hone - for which Flower is most celebrated.
Her fingerpicking forms the basis of a heavily syncopated, ragtime-based
style wherein the thumb plucks a strong rhythmic base as the fingers etch
out the melody. Mary also excels at lap slide guitar, allowing her to infuse
songs with a supremely delicate, plaintive sound that's hers alone while
recalling the blues giants of the past.
Flower performs and teaches internationally, and has released several
instructional DVDs, including a few for highly regarded Homespun Tapes.
Empty Sea Studios (View)
6300 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
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