Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Hello Friends and Family,
Hope you are having a wonderful summer and keeping cooler than we are in Tallahassee.
We just finished a new clawhammer banjo cd—and yes—a tab book to go with it too.
If you order the new cd and/or book in July—I’ll also send you a free bonus MP3 of Mississippi Sawyer. (email attachment only)It’s not on any of my cds and is only available to you. It was originally supposed to be on the new cd, and it turned out fine—it didn’t quite fit the overall mood of the cd—but thought some of you might enjoy it anyway.
Cello banjo, cigarbox banjo, banjolin, John Bowlin 1865 fretless, Deering Gabriella & John Hartford, Chuck Lee, Cedar Mountain, Lame Horse and more on solos and duets on: Last Chance, Chickens Crowin At Midnight, Scarborough Fair, Whiskey Before Waltzing With Soldiers, June Apple, Goodbye Girls I’m Going To Boston, Morning Has Broken, Sweet Bama, Pretty Polly, Gaspe Reel, Julia Delaney, Star Of the County Down, Needed Time & Chinkapin Hunting.
AND---a New clawhammer banjo tab book too! Simple tabs to all the tunes on "Girl With the Banjo Tattoo" cd---And--all the tunes on "Drumming On the Edge of Banjo--all in one book .
Last Chance, Chickens Crowin At Midnight, Scarborough Fair, Whiskey Before Waltzing With Soldiers, June Apple, Goodbye Girls I’m Going To Boston, Morning Has Broken, Sweet Bama, Pretty Polly, Gaspe Reel, Julia Delaney, Star Of the County Down, Needed Time, Chinkapin Hunting, Rock the Cradle Joe, Coleman's March, Tam Lin, Campbell's Farewell To Red Gap, Foggy Dew, Coo Coo's Nest, Snake Charmer's Daughter, Soldiers Joy, Murat's Dream & John Bowlin's Ground Hog Strut.
This is a fun book with historical and playing notes and hints for playing tunes on many kinds of banjos. :)
They are both available on my website:
Thank you to everyone who has been buying my cds and books and buying them as gifts for your friends and family—you make it possible for me to continue to offer you new banjo music and tabs.
For folks who only do digital--the digital downloads are up oncdbaby now. They will be on itunes--but it usually takes a couple months before they put them up.
Hope to see you sometime this year
Best wishes always,
Mary Z. Cox
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
How did Banjoquest start? Several years ago I began taping short "in the field" videos of old time style Florida banjo players that I met at festivals and gatherings. There were some excellent ones and my intent was to put together a DVD of each playing a tune. The project began well, but it was too overwhelming in time and finances for me to finish, so the tapes sat and I became involved in other projects. Then Youtube came along! And I kept taping informal short videos of banjo players in other states. My husband also taped me playing my different banjos in different parts of the country. So I decided to go ahead and put up all these videos in one place and call it "Banjoquest". I'll begin with some fairly recent videos, but put up more and more of the older film as I have time to sift through it and load it to Youtube and this wesite.
Here's an informal video of David Brose playing "Coal Creek March" for my "Be a Banjo Star" workshop at the John C. Campbell School in Brasstown, NC.