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Mary Flower

Mary Flower is a world-class guitarist and lap slide player who swings the blues. In the atmosphere where Mary operates, she’s recognized as one of the pre-eminent fingerstyle guitarists who continue in the rich acoustic blues tradition. Picking a few of her jaw-dropping instrumentals, sliding on her perfectly controlled lap slide, she comes by her music naturally, like a walk in the park. Add a rich voice to the virtuoso picking and you can step into the present state of ragtime, blues and singular acoustic string music.
With 10 albums to her name and a handful of instructional DVDs, this Yellow Dog Records recording artist has earned rave reviews from critics and audiences alike for her instrumental skill - a mastery of the Piedmont blues style that takes most players a lifetime to hone - for which Flower is most celebrated.

Her performances around the world include Merlefest, Prairie Home Companion and the Winnipeg Folk Festival to name a few. A seasoned teacher, Mary has been on staff at many guitar workshops including Fur Peace Ranch, Centrum Blues Festival and Swannanoa Gathering.

2008 and 2012 Blues Music Award Nominee
2000 and 2002 Finalist at National Fingerpicking Guitar Championship
2011 Muddy Award Recipient from Cascade Blues Assn. for "Acoustic Guitar"

“A world class fingerstyle guitarist and lap slide player”. Downbeat Magazine
“There are few musicians in the genre bringing as much creative spark and low-key mojo to this century-old music…”
Acoustic Guitar Magazine
“Marries acoustic blues with touches of ragtime, folk, and
jazz… the interplay is always interesting, often provocative, and sometimes breathtaking.”
Living Blues