Fri, November 16, 2018, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mary Flower’s 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 song’s story.
2018 winner of The Muddy Award for Acoustic Guitar by the Cascade Blues Association!!!
“A national treasure in your own back yard.” -Jorma Kaukonen
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.
Flower’s 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, it’s never about re-creation. Her dedication to the art form is a vital contribution to America’s music.
WHO: Mary Flower
Kebtone Productions presents
One of the world’s finest purveyors of traditional blues,
marries acoustic blues with touches of ragtime, folk, and jazz…
WHEN: Friday November 16th
doors 7:30, 8:00pm show
WHERE: Sebastopol Community Center Annex
425 Morris St., Sebastopol
Tickets: $20 advance or $23 at the door
tickets &/or reservations: Kevin at 707-824-1858 or email@example.com