The Albert Carlton – Cashiers Community Library is thrilled to welcome back mountain dulcimer whizzkid and recording artist, Mary Z Cox, for an Evening of Dulcimer & Beyond. At 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, Mary Z will bring several of her rare and custom dulcimers including the “Lady With A Checkered Past” for tunes and songs, and of course, there will be banjo too.
Mary Z’s a first place Florida mountain dulcimer champion, won first place four times at the Brevard, N.C. Old Time Championships and first and second place at the Uncle Dave Macon Days in Tennessee and second place at the Tennessee Valley Fiddlers Convention.
Mary Z’s “Easy String Band Method for the Mountain Dulcimer” instruction book and CD has been a favorite with dulcimer students all over the world and many of her CDs have mountain dulcimer selections. Her dulcimer articles, tabs, and mp3s have been published in the Dulcimer Player News. Mary is currently preparing a new CD and accompanying tab book, as well.
She has taught mountain dulcimer workshops at the Lagniappe dulcimer Fete, Suwannee Dulcimer Retreat, Fall NGFDA Festival at Unicoi, Florida Folk Festival, the Will McLean Festival, Wood n Strings in Townsend, TN, and in Big Timber, MT, Birmingham, Al, Charlotte, NC, Denver, NC and Charleston SC.