|All Artists: Mary Flower|
Title: Rosewood & Steel
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 4/6/2004
Style: Acoustic Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 791022027822, 791002027828
Rosewood & Steel
Working in both the intricately syncopated Piedmont fingerpicking style and her own deeply bluesy lap-slide guitar, Mary has earned rave reviews from critics and audiences alike for her springwater-clear vocals and mastery... more »
Working in both the intricately syncopated Piedmont fingerpicking style and her own deeply bluesy lap-slide guitar, Mary has earned rave reviews from critics and audiences alike for her springwater-clear vocals and mastery of multiple guitar styles as well as her own compositions. Though she can create prewar blues and ragtime with the best of them, Mary draws on traditional, contemporary and original material to create something new: a sound uniquely her own that remains true to the timeless power of the blues. Flower's elegant, funky and inventive playing on vintage guitars makes her one of a mere handful of women guitarists admired for their instrumental prowess.In 2000 and 2003 respectively, Mary placed in the top three at the National Fingerpicking Championship. Her career as an internationally known performer and teacher has spanned more than three decades.
Squirrel Girl | South Riding, VA United States | 10/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I heard Mary Flower's first track, "Your Baby Gave You Nuthin' But the Blues" on public radio when that song was the story of my life. I ordered the CD and to my suprise and delight, the rest of the CD is great. Of course, musical preference is a matter of personal taste, but I think the CD is right on stylistically, regardless of the lyrics."