Mary Flower journeys North, from Portland, in a return to the SFS concert stage on March 21st, 2019. Mary will be celebrating the release of her latest album, LIVIN with the BLUES AGAIN. Weve hosted Mary several times, and she always puts on a great celebration of the blues.|
Mary Flower on stageMary Flowers immense finger picking guitar and lap-slide prowess is soulful and meter-perfect, a deft blend of the inventive, the dexterous and the mesmerizing. Her supple honey-and-whiskey voice provides the perfect melodic accompaniment to each songs story.
An internationally known and award-winning picker, singer/songwriter and teacher, the Midwest native relocated from Denver to the vibrant Portland, Oregon music scene in in 2004. She continues to please crowds and critics at folk festivals, teaching seminars and concert stages domestically and abroad, that include Merlefest, Kerrville, King Biscuit, Prairie Home Companion and the Vancouver Folk Festival, among many.
A finalist in 2000 and 2002 at the National Finger Picking Guitar Championship, a nominee in 2008, 2012 and 2016 for a Blues Foundation Blues Music Award, and many times a Cascade Blues Assn. Muddy Award winner, Flower embodies a luscious and lusty mix of rootsy, acoustic-blues guitar and vocal styles that span a number of idioms from Piedmont to the Mississippi Delta, with stops in ragtime, swing, folk and hot jazz.
Flowers 11 recordings, including her four for Memphis famed Yellow Dog Records Bywater Dance, Instrumental Breakdown, Bridges and Misery Loves Company show a deep command of and love for folk and blues string music. For Flower, its never about re-creation. Her dedication to the art form is a vital contribution to Americas music.
A world class finger-style 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 jazzthe interplay is always interesting, often provocative, and sometimes breathtaking. Living Blues
Phinney Center Concert Hall (Brick Building down the hill) (View)
6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
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