Track #7 - "Snake Charmer's Daughter"
Mary Z. Cox (October)
Two Time Florida & North Carolina Banjo Champion, Mary Z. Cox, has recorded banjos since 1999 and currently has available nine banjo CD's and instruction books. Her music has played on National Public Radio’s, “Thistle & Shamrock”, “All Songs Considered,” Pandora World Music Genome, Smithsonian Folkways & the BBC. Her video interview appears in the DVD series “Conversations With Old Time Performers.” Mary Z. is also featured in the 2016 Banjo Babes Calendar & Album, anticipating a second appearance with the project in 2017!
Mary Z. & her banjos have played the Earl Scruggs Center, Florida Folk Festival, Monticello Opera House, Cal Tech, John C Campbell Folk School, New Posh, NC Cradle of Forestry Songcatcher series, Cashiers NC Library, the Phoenix and many local and national venues. She has also brought North American clawhammer banjo tunes in mini cultural concerts to the Osaka ferry terminal, Shanghai ferry, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Mongolian Dining Car on the Tran Siberian Railway, Vancouver, BC club car, Dutch Harbor, Unalaska, Abby Road in London & on deck on the Queen Mary II in the harbor with the Statue of Liberty.
Photo by Mika Fowler