Bluemont Summer Concert Series: Mary Flower

Mary FlowerThe Bluemont Summer Concert Series continues this week with a performance by guitarist Mary Flower.  The concert takes place on the steps of the 1840 Frederick County Court House at 7:30 PM this Friday.

Band Bio: Hailing from Portland, Oregon, guitarist and lap slide player Mary Flower is renowned for her uniquely personal vision of roots music that blends ragtime, acoustic blues and folk – technically dazzling yet grounded in the down-to-earth simplicity of early 20th century American music.

With nine albums to her name, this Yellow Dog Records recording artist has earned rave reviews from critics and audiences alike for her instrumental skill – a mastery of the Piedmont blues style that takes most players a lifetime to hone – for which Flower is most celebrated.

Her performances around the world include Merlefest, Prairie Home Companion and the Winnipeg Folk Festival to name a few. A seasoned teacher, Mary has been on staff at many guitar workshops including Fur Peace Ranch, Centrum Blues Festival, Swannanoa, and the Augusta Heritage Center.

Admission: While there are no advance ticket sales, requested admission for the events is $5 per person, $4 for Bluemont Friends & Seniors, and $2 for kids under 12.  Bluemont is also raising money to support their year-round projects in our local schools, nursing homes, and summer evenings. To find out about donating or volunteering for the festival, visit the Bluemont website.

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