Events Calendar

Upcoming Dates

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Family wedding (private)
Arcy & Satoko's wedding
Cashiers, NC
USA [map]

Tim Gardner (fiddle) & I (banjo) will be playing music at Arcy & Satoko's wedding.  Bob is going to be playing a tune or two too.

This is a private wedding, 

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Cashiers Library
Evening of Dulcimer & Beyond - 7-8 pm
Cashiers, NC 28717
USA [map]

Please join mountain dulcimer whizzkid & recording artist, Mary Z Cox, for an Evening of Dulcimer & Beyond.  Mary Z will be bringing several of her rare & custom dulcimers including the “Lady With A Checkered Past”  for tunes and songs & of course there will be banjo too.

Mary Z's a  1st place Florida mountain dulcimer champion, won 1st place 4 times @ the Brevard, NC Old Time Championships & 1st & 2nd at the Uncle Dave Macon Days in Tennessee & 2nd at the Tennessee Valley Fiddlers Convention. 

 Mary Z ‘s  “Easy String Band Method For the Mountain Dulcimer” instruction book & CD has been a favorite with dulcimer students all over the world & many of her cds have mountain dulcimer selections.  Her dulcimer articles, tabs, & mp3s have been published in the Dulcimer Player News.

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,Tenn, and in Big Timber, MT, Birmingham, Al, Charlotte, NC, Denver, NC & Charleston SC.

 

 

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Cashiers Library
Mary Z Cox Evening of Banjo & beyond - 7pm
Cashiers, NC 28717
USA [map]

 

Its happening again in July 2019--details TBA in 2019 :)

Past Dates

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Folk & guitar week
NC [map]

Hi--the week of July 22-28 is my continuing education week & will be taking advanced performance & advanced vocal training.  This is a fun camp and if you are there that week--please come up and say hello :)

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Cashiers Library
Banjos & beyond with Mary Z Cox - 7-8 pm
Cashiers, NC 28717
USA [map]

Returning to Cashiers on July 12, 2018--more details TBA soon--but you know there's always gonna be banjos & a whole lot of fun.

And as soon as fiddler, Tim Gardner, checks his calendar--there may be some great fiddling too :)

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Wood-N-Strings Dulcimer Shop
Pickin on the Porch with Mary Z Cox - 7-8 pm
7645 East Lamar Alexander Parkway
Townsend, Tennessee 37882
8654486647 [map]

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Wood-N-Strings Dulcimer Shop
Mountain dulcimer workshop/Mary Z Cox - 10-12 AM
7645 East Lamar Alexander Parkway
Townsend, Tennessee 37882
8654486647 [map]
Price: $20

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

History of the American Banjo - 10-1200 am
Highlands, NC [map]
Price: $35 registration with Highlands Center

Center for Life Enrichment, 
Highlands, NC
 
 
 

 

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Glenville Community Development Center
Ice cream Social - 3-5 Pm
Glenville, NC [map]
  • Ice Cream Social

  • at Glenville Community Development CenterGlenville

Going to be picking banjo with my old pickin buddies--John Warren & CW.  We are playing lots of string band tunes--fast & slow & yes--there will be plenty of DOUBLE BANJO!

Come out and eat some ice cream & hear some good music :)

Friday, May 25th, 2018

2018 Florida Folk Festival
Florida folk festival
White Springs, Florida [map]

It is with great pleasure that I extend to you an invitation to perform at the 66th Annual Florida Folk Festival scheduled for May 25 – 27, 2018 at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. The Festival strives to present Florida’s best folk musicians, artisans, storytellers and other tradition bearers, and your presence will make this year’s gathering a success. Thank you in advance for being

Here is when & where to hear me.  

Friday May 25 

3pm Jam tent --mountain dulcimer jam--please come tuned in DAD and we'll play some string band tunes.

5 pm  Will McLean Stage--banjo & vocals

Sat. May 26 

Paw Paw Stage 3:30 Pm  banjo & vocals

Sunday May 27

Seminole Camp

11:00 am banjo & vocals

 

 

 

I'll be bringing my nice new Missing Link baritone banjo for you to hear & enjoy :)

 

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Pickin on the Porch with Mary Z Cox & Ellen Sheppard - 11am-1pm
12008 Miccosukee Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32309
United States
8502940755 [map]
Price: free to blueberry pickers

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Blue Tavern
Banjo, blues & beyond - 8-11 pm
Monroe Street
Tallahasssee, Fl [map]
Price: $10

Banjo , Blues  & Beyond / Mary Z Cox & Ellen Scruggs Sheppard

 

Please join two time Florida & North Carolina banjo champion & recording artist, Mary Z Cox for an evening of mountain music & beyond with panhandle recording artist, guitarist & mandolinist, Ellen Scruggs Sheppard.  Besides traditional & untraditional picking there will be sweet & sour harmony vocals, fast fiddle tunes, blues, Celtic, bluegrass and did I mention THERE WILL BE BARITONE BANJO !

 

Ellen has recorded her dancing mandolin and solid guitar on 3 of Mary Z’s CDs: Florida Banjo, Banjo Dreamin’ Suwannee Nights & Girl With the Banjo Tattoo & they will be playing and singing some tunes from them and also tunes from Mary Z’s latest CD, Good Morning Banjo, which was played last summer on NPR’s Thistle & Shamrock.

 

Mary Z & Ellen have played and sung traditional music together since they were girls and won an award in the Tennessee Valley Fiddlers Convention for their old time singing version of “The Cuckoo.” This was a big contest which attracted professional musicians from Nashville. They will be kicking off this tune near the beginning of the 1st set.  Please come by 8 pm to hear it.

 

This is going to be a really fun evening at the Blue Tavern & hope you will come and join us in the camaraderie of live picking & song.

 

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Finnegan's
FSU Irish Music Ensemble Recital - 6-7:45 pm
Tallahassee, Florida
United States [map]
Price: no cover

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Thomas University Balfour Chapel
Mary Z Cox Banjo @ Noon - 12noon-1 pm
1501 Millpond Road
Thomasville, Georgia
229-227-6964 [map]

Fridays at Noon - Mary Z. Cox, banjo

Presented by Arts for the Community at Thomas University at Thomas University Balfour Chapel, Thomasville GA

 
APR20
Fridays at Noon - Mary Z. Cox, banjo

“Fridays at Noon” offers bi-monthly lunch concerts that feature regional and national performing artists. A complimentary lunch is provided.

Mary Z. Cox is a two-time Florida and North Carolina banjo champion who recently released her 10th recording “Good Morning Banjo” with North Carolina fiddler, Tom Gardner.  Cox is also an award-winning dulcimer player and has taught many dulcimer workshops at the Suwanee Dulcimer Retreat, the Florida Folk Festival and has taught many dulcimer workshops.

ADMISSION INFO

Admission is free with a reception with the artist to follow.

Contact: 229-227-6964

    Official Website

INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES *

  • Apr 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm (Fri)
Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Thomas University Balfour Chapel

1501 Millpond Road, Thomasville, GA

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Yo Yo Ma

We have tickets to the YoYoMa concert this evening and will not be booking shows for myself on this date :)

But I will be playing at the Florida Folk Festival in May and hope to see you there :)

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

FSU Down Under
Celtic Festival - 7 pm
FSU campus
Tallahassee, Fl [map]
Price: free student id $5 other

Playing tonight with the FSU Irish Music Ensemble at the Club Down Under on the FSU campus.

 

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Birds Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack
Mary Z Cox & Jim Crozier - 6-8pm
Tallahassee, FL 32304 [map]

Gonna be banjos @ Bird's again --with plenty of bass too :)

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

FSU Rainbow Concert
FSU Rainbow Concet
Tallahassee, Florida
United States [map]

Details TBA, but I'll be playing with the FSU Irish Music Ensemble for the Rainbow Concert on March 2, 2018

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Evening of Banjos & Beyond with Mary Z. Cox - 8-10 PM
185 W Washington Street
Monticello, FL 32344 [map]
Price: $20-25 depending on seats


Please join two time North Carolina & Florida Banjo Champion & recording artist Mary Z Cox for an evening of banjo voices great and small—cello banjo, fretless banjo, mermaid banjo, John Hartford banjo, and debuting in concert for the first time ever—the Missing Link baritone banjo. Wait till you hear the voice of this banjo! It was designed by Wayne Rogers & Bela Fleck and Mary Z had it set up for clawhammer banjo for a unique sound.

Since February is the month of love and birthdays and chocolate cake with fudge icing—there will be songs of love –heartfelt and heartbroken, desperate love & love you can only dream about.

Hear fiddle tunes fast and furious-- Banjo beyond bluegrass & blues-- Celtic reels & haunting mountain music gone coastal.

Mary Z’s 10th and newest cd, Good Morning Banjo, was played this summer on NPR’s Thistle & Shamrock by Fiona, and now its going to be at the Monticello Opera House too. Please join us for this very special evening of fun, laughter, singing and the camaraderie of banjos and beyond.

Tickets: $18-45. Optional preshow dinner package available, catered by Carrie Ann and Company.

 

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

George Benson

We have tickets for the George Benson concert this evening--so will not be booking concerts for myself on this date.

But I will be playing at the Monticello Opera House on February 17th--so please come--its going to be fun :) And there will be banjos!

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Jake Shimabukuro

We have front row tickets for the Jake Shimabukuro show this date & this is not a free date for me to book concerts for myself :)

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

FSU Irish Music Ensemble & Runa - TBA
185 W Washington Street
Monticello, FL 32344 [map]
Price: TBA

FSU Irish Music Ensemble will be playing with Runa again in 2018--details announced as they arrive :)

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

FSU Irish Music Ensemble
FSU Irish Music Ensemble - TBA
Tallahassee, Florida
United States [map]

FSU Irish Music ensemble will be playing with the Paul Brock Band (Ireland).

Details TBA soon :)

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Westminister Festival
Banjo/fiddle & beyond with Mary Z Cox & Tim Gardner - 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Tallahassee, Fl [map]

More info TBA--but this is gonna be a very fun 2 day musical festival in Tallahassee & we are looking forward to playing for this fine audience.

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Evening of Banjos & Beyond with Mary Z. Cox - 7:30 PM
3079 Crawfordville Hwy
Crawfordville, Fl 32327
USA
(850) 528-5838 [map]

Please join two time Florida & North Carolina banjo champion for an Evening of Banjos & Beyond at New Posh Listening Room for a fun and up close acoustic house performance.  Please call or email Debbie Dix for the details and to reserve your seat.

And did I mention--the big growling cello banjo is coming too ?

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

4th Annual Folk In the Springs
Blue Sky Banjo with Mary Z Cox - 5-6 PM
2873 Green Forest Ln
High Springs, Florida 32312
United States
8502940755 [map]

Thank you High Springs, Florida for inviting me to play at the 4th Folk In the Springs Festival.

I'll be near the Great OutdoorS Shop playing from 5-6pm. 

This looks like a lot of fun --more TBA in the summer. 

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Private wedding
2873 Green Forest Ln
St. Cloud, Florida 32312
United States
8502940755 [map]

Our Nephew CJ is getting married & we'll be there with the Zarubas :)

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Crazy Mountain Dulcimer Retreat
Mary Z. Cox /Crazy Mountain Dulcimer Retreat
Montana [map]

Heading to Montana second weekend in August in 2017--I've been booked for a workshop weekend & concert--details TBA --but this will be fun with lots of dulcimer & banjo too.

I'll be looking for some house & small concerts on the way to & from there--starting mid July 2017--more news later :)

 

 

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Two Rivers Gallery
Evening of Banjo,Dulcimer & Beyond/ Mary Z. Cox - TBA
Big Timber, Montana 59011 [map]

Details TBA soon !

Its going to be a very fun evening of banjos, dulcimer & more with 2 time Florida & North Carolina banjo champion & Florida, North Carolina & Tennessee mountain dulcimer champion with Mary Z Cox. (and the big growly cello banjo is coming too :)

Looking forward to meeting all the fine folks in Crazy Mountain & Big Timber  & beyond :)

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Bethlehem Methodist Church
Mary Z Cox Mountain Dulcimer workshop - 9:15-10:45 AM
Tin Mill Road
Hueytown, AL
United States [map]
Price: $20 each session

Workshop: Stretching with the Mountain Dulcimer

Saturday August 5th 9:15—10:45 AM

$20 per person

Bethlehem Methodist Church, corner of Tin Mill Rd and Allison Bonnett Memorial Drive in Hueytown, AL

Please send an e-mail to Dawn Wilson at halfpintwil@gmail.com if you plan to attend the workshop. Limited to first 20 registered

Friday, August 4th, 2017

House Concert /Birmingham
Banjo, dulcimer & Beyond with Mary Z Cox - 7Pm
rangus@charter.net
Birmingham, AL
USA [map]
Price: $15

Please join two time Florida & North Carolina banjo champion and award winning mountain dulcimerist for an evening of Banjo, Dulcimer & Beyond when she brings her mountain music gone coastal to the fine folks of Birmingham Alabama.

Its gonna be fun and did I mention there's gonna be big banjo ? For Bio see WWW.MARYZCOX.COM

House Concert at the Home of Rob Angus Friday August 4th 7:00 PM $15 per person Attendance limited, please contact Rob at rangus@charter.net to reserve a spot & get directions

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Cashiers Library
Evening of Banjo, Fiddle & More/ Mary Z Cox & Tim Gardner - 7 pm
Cashiers, NC 28717
USA [map]

Please join us for an Evening Of Banjo, Fiddle & Beyond with Mary Z Cox & Tim Gardner.  There will be blues, bluegrass, award winning banjo & fiddle, vocals, mountain dulcimer, cello banjo & did I mention there will be Banjo ?

And there is a brand new CD--Good Morning Banjo--Mary Z's 10th and best yet :)

Good Morning Banjo is what happens when 2 time Florida & North Carolina banjo champion,

 Mary Z Cox & Champion North Carolina fiddler, Tim Gardner, get together in October in the Carolina Mountains and record.

Please join us--its gonna be a fun evening :)

 

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Banjo, fiddle & Beyond/Mary Z. Cox & Tim Gardner
NC
USA [map]

Two time Florida  & North Carolina Banjo Champion & Award winning NC fiddler, Tim Gardener will be kicking off the 15th season of the Cradle Of Forestry's Songcatcher Series on July 2, 2017.  

Details to be announced soon and it's going to be great fun--if you will be anywhere in Western Carolina for the 4th of July holidays-please put this on your calendar & did I mention--there will be banjo :)

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Grayson County Old Time & Bluegrass fiddlers convention

Bob & I are probably gonna show up at this festival--we've never been and looks like a lot of fun picking and jamming and meeting new picking friends :)

Gonna have my new cd available too--Good Morning Banjo--which is full of fiddle & banjo and beyond. :)

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Henry Reed Festival

Small Mountain festival June 9-10th.  We are going :) Probably camping, maybe vending, maybe contesting :)

 

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Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Private Wedding
Private wedding
NC
USA [map]

Will be playing some sweet banjo tunes for a lovely bride in the mountains of NC

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Florida Folk Festival (2017)
Florida Folk Festival - TBA
White Springs, Florida
USA [map]
Price: TBA

The Florida Folk Festival is Memorial Day Weekend--May 26-28.  It is a wonderful event focusing on the music, culture & history of Florida.  

Here's my schedule :)

Friday May 26th 3:30pm Old Marble Stage

Saturday May 27th 2PM  Workshop I  Easy String Band Dulcimer Tunes Workshop

Saturday May 27th 5PM Under the Oaks Stage

Sunday May 28th 11:30 AM River Gazebo Stage

I'll be playing banjo & singing & bringing some more Mountain Music Gone Coastal to the stage.  And yes--the big cello banjo is playing too :)

Hope you can come--its going to be very fun !

 

Please welcome 2 time Florida & NC Banjo Champion & Florida, North Carolina & Tennessee Mountain Dulcimer Champion, Mary Z Cox to the 2017 Florida Folk Festival.

MaryZ has played banjo since she was 12 & has recorded since 1999. 

She was recently video interviewed in Smithsonian Folkways  “Conversations With Old Time Performers” and is the only banjoist in the series featuring the folk banjo music & culture of Old Florida & 21st century Florida. 

Mary Z ‘s photo & music is featured in October in the 2017 Banjo Babes Calendar)CD compilation & was the May Banjo Babe in 2016.

She has recorded 10 cds and 10 instruction books & her newest CD & tab book, “Good Morning Banjo” are available at this festival.  Her music’s been played on National Public Radio’s “Thistle & Shamrock,” “All Songs Considred,” Pandora World Music Genome, & the BBC.  She’s taught clawhammer banjo for over a decade at the John C. Campbell Folk School as well as camps and festivals nationwide, including the Florida Folk Festival , and the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, NC.

Mary Z has traveling around the world with a banjo on her back and brought American banjo tunes to the Osaka Ferry terminal, Shanghai Ferry, Shanghai Conservatory Of Music, Mongolian dining car on the TransSiberian Railway, Vancouver, BC, Dutch Harbour, UnAlaska, Abby Road in London & on deck on the Queen Mary II in the harbor with the Statue of Liberty. 

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Blue Tavern
Good morning Banjo/Mary Z Cox & Tim Gardner - 8-10 PM
1206 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Florida
USA [map]

Its going to be a good evening too--with banjo, fiddle and so much more.  (yep--even the big banjo cello) Award winning fiddler, Tim Gardner will be traveling from NC to play with Mary Z & its going to be great fun.  

Mary Z's 10 th CD--Good Moring Banjo will be debuting at the Blue Tavern that night and Mary Z & Tim will be playing many tunes and songs from the new cd as well as many songs & tunes old and new. 

Please mark it on your calendar--its going to be a good music evening & there will even be some new prizes at the door :)

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Tallahassee Music Week
Bluegrass, blues & Blue Sky Banjo/Mary Z Cox - 11-30 am-12:30 pm
Tallahassee, Florida
United States [map]
Price: Sponsored by Tallahassee Music Week

I'll be playing for an hour with my banjo at Earley's Kitchen at

1458 South Monroe in Tallahassee. 

As part of the Tallahassee Music Week.  There is no cover so come on out for some banjo tunes and check out the lunch at Early's Kitchen >

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Finnegans
FSU Irish Music Ensemble - TBA
Tallahassee, Florida
USA [map]
Price: no cover

FSU Irish Music Ensemble's end of the term recital at Finnegan's Pub in Tallahassee.  More info TBA as it arrives. 

It's gonna be fun--Irish & Celtic music from the Florida State World Music Department :)

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Bob's birthday party

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

FSU Rainbow Concert
FSU Rainbow Concet - TBA
Tallahassee, Florida
United States [map]
Price: TBA

Details TBA soon.  I'll be playing with the FSU Irish Music Ensemble :) in the world music rainbow concert.  

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Runa & FSU Irish Music ensemble
185 W Washington Street
Monticello, FL 32344 [map]

This is a live music & dinner at the Monticello Opera House. 

Celtic group--Runa will be playing & the FSU Irish Ensemble will be warming up the stage. I'll be playing with this group. (mostly Celtic guitar) but maybe some banjo too :)

Friday, December 30th, 2016

Blue Tavern
Evening of Banjo & Fiddle with Mary Z Cox & Tim Gardner - 8-11 pm
1206 N. Monroe
Tallahassee, Fl 32303
USA [map]
Price: $10

 Evening of Banjo & Fiddle & more with Mary Z Cox & Tim Gardner.  This is gonna be great fun with Mountain Music Gone Coastal & Beyond.

 This is the first time that Mary Z & Tim have played together in Tallahassee--don't miss it--Tim is driving in from NC for this show. We just finished recording my 10th Cd in October & we will be debuting many of those tunes as well as improv & tunes and songs from many traditional and modern genres

---And did I mention ? THERE WILL BE BANJO !

 

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Finnegans
FSU Irish Music Ensemble - TBA
Tallahassee, Fl [map]

FSU Irish Music Ensemble end of semester session/concert.  

Details TBA

This is a very fun group--please put it on your calendar if you love Celtic music !

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Banjo Days
Mary Z Cox at Banjo Days
Shippensburg, Penn [map]

Going to be in Southern PA performing & teaching clawhammer banjo the first weekend of December :) 

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Fifth & Thomas
FSU Irish Music Ensemble - TBA
Tallahassee, Florida
United States [map]

More details soon--but this fall I'm part of the FSU Irish Music Ensemble performance class in the World Music Department.  

This will be our very first live concert and we will be the front band for an Irish Band that is touring from Ireland. 

Watch this calendar for more details as they come in--but if you are in Tallahassee, Fl--please mark your calendar--its gonna be good :)

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Cashiers Library
Evening of Mountain Music with Mary Z Cox & Tim Gardner - 7-8 pm
Cashiers, NC 28717
USA [map]

Going to be playing at the Cashiers Library again in October--fiddler & banjo builder, Tim Gardner from Mills River, NC is gonna join me for an evening of banjo, fiddle, dulcimer, songs and stories--it's gonna be really fun & did I mention THERE WILL BE BANJO :)

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Coyote Ridge Studio
rehearsing & recording much of this week - 9:00 Am-?
Mills River, NC [map]

Going to be trying out some new banjo/fiddle tunes, cello banjo/ fiddle tunes &  more the week of October 17-21st in Tim Gardner's Coyote Ridge Studio. 

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Swannanoa Gathering
music camp
Warren Wilson College
Swannanoa, NC [map]

Hey--gonna be taking classes from Kathy Mattea & Janis Ian--2 of my heros!

This is on my calendar because I can't book anything else at this time :) July 24-- 30but I will still be in NC then.

Going to be at Swannanoa this year taking more vocal, performance & guitar classes.  But of course--always carrying around a banjo & even if I'm not on the big stage--you know I'll be jamming and playing all over anyway :)

If you're going--see you there :)

But would like to book a gig or small concert just before or after this week in someplace near Swannoah or Black Mountain while I'm there ! Put my new skills to use :)

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

St. Peters by the Lake
Evening of BANJO & Dulcimer with Mary Z Cox - 7 pm
Denver, NC
704-483-0653 [map]
Price: $15

Mary Z. Cox, two time Florida & North Carolina banjo champion, and Mountain dulcimer champion will perform in concert.

at St. Peters By-the-Lake, Denver, NC  Wednesday, July 13 at 7p.m.

An open jam will follow the concert. Mary’s concert featuring banjo and also mountain dulcimer and the jam are open to the public.

Concert general admission tickets are $15. for adults, well behaved children are free.

Contact Cynthia Jones soon at mjones3244@aol.com  or 704-483-0653 for ticket purchase. Tickets are prepaid and will be picked up at will-call the evening of the concert.There is limited seating available.

 

Mary Z has taught claw hammer banjo for over a decade at the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina. She is also a Florida mountain dulcimer champion, as well as a four-time champion at the Transylvania (NC) Old Time Music Competition.

 

Her video interview in Smithsonian Folkways’ “Conversations With Old Time Performers”/ volume II (2015) is the only interview in the series featuring Old Florida music culture and photos as well as many of Mary Z’s unique banjos.

Craig Evans, videographer and interviewer for the DVD series, says she was included in this historical project because of her prolific recordings and instruction books & energetic hands on instruction, which have helped thousands of folks around the world, become better banjoists and musicians.

 

 Mary Z. Cox, is a third generation Floridian originally from Brevard County, Florida where her paternal grandparents were early settlers of the Indian River Catholic Colony.  Her maternal granddad, a professional banjoist from St. Joe Missouri, inspired her early interest in the banjo. She records cds, plays concerts & festivals, gives workshops, and authors banjo & dulcimer instruction books.  Her music has been played on National Public Radio’s, “Thistle & Shamrock”, “All Songs Considered,” Pandora World Music Genome, & the BBC.

For more information about Mary, check out her

 Web site: maryzcox.com

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Cashiers Library
Evening of Banjo /Mary Z Cox - 7 pm
Cashiers, NC 28717
USA [map]

Two time Florida Banjo champion & Brevard, NC Old Time Banjo Champion & recording artist, Mary Z Cox will be returning to the Cashiers Community Library in 2016 with an evening of unique banjos and tunes of North Carolina, West Virginia, Florida and more. 

Please join us for a fun musical evening and THERE WILL BE BANJO :)

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

Cox Family mountain reunion
Cashiers, NC [map]
Price: private party

Cox Family Fourth of July private party. July 3-4th.

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Florida Folk Festival 2016
Mary Z Cox - 6:30 PM
White Springs, Florida
USA [map]

Mountain Music Gone Coastal with Mary Z Cox Under the Oaks

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Florida Folk Festival
Old Time Gathering - 10:00 -11:00 Am
White Springs, Florida
USA [map]

Beginning Old time Banjo Workshop with Mary Z Cox, Frank Lindmood & Clay Black

maryzcox.com

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Florida Folk Festival 2016
Mary Z. Cox - 2:00 pm
White Springs, Florida
USA [map]

Playing original & traditional Florida tunes @ the River Gazebo Stage @ 2:00 pm. Don't be late--25 minute sets :) And there will be banjo !

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Florida Folk Festival 2016
Mary Z Cox - 3:30 PM
White Springs, Florida
USA [map]

Florida Folk Festival is May 27-29 in 2016 this year. Always wonderful music, dancing, food, cultural exhibits from all over Florida. 

And of course--there will be banjo :) 

Mountain Music Gone Coastal with Mary Z Cox on the Old Marble Stage @ 3:30 PM

 

Hope to see you there--its a lot of fun :)

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Bird's Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack/Sugar Hill
Sugar Hill @ Jim Crozier's Lab Session - 6-8 pm
325 N. Bronough St.
Tallahassee, Fl 32301
USA [map]
Price: No cover--but please tip us & buy cds:)

(Don't have a promo shot with instruments yet--but here's a cell phone selfie until we get some pix)

 

Coming soon! New Duo--Sugar Hill-- Mountain Music Gone Coastal --Mary Z. Cox & Kyle Willard--Acoustic banjos, guitar, uke, harmonica & vocals & old time string band, blues, bluegrass, traditional & modern folk--progressive celtic and clawhammer instrumentals & originals --and Jim  hosting & rockin' out the bass!

This is gonna be really fun--hope you can come !

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Opperman Music Hall
FSU Old Time Ensemble Concert - 8:00 pm
Florida State University
TALLAHASSEE, Florida 32312-1921
United States
8502940755 [map]

Lots of fiddles, banjos, mandolins, guitars, bass, singing, dancing--its gonna be good--more info TBA :)

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

New Posh/Drumming on the Edge of Banjo
Drumming On the Edge Of Banjo - 7:30 PM
3079 Crawfordville HWy
Crawfordville, Florida
850-528-5838 [map]

Mary Z & Yazid are back together again for some innovative progressive banjo and African Carribean drumming. 

This time around we've expanded our show with Celtic?Carribbean numbers and vocals and Carribbean drumming with Ukulele--it rocks and we're having a lot of fun with this and think you will too. :)

And--would you believe that since you saw us together last--our CD has been played on NPR's "Thistle & Shamrock " twice ?

And it's still available & we'll have some at the show--folks who buy it from all over the world tell me that's its particularly great for road trips in the car or van--keeps them awake and thumping in time on the steering wheel :)

Please call or email Debbie @ New Posh for advance reservations :)

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Tallahassee Music Week/Sugar Hill
Mountain Music Gone Coastal with Sugar Hill - 12 noon--1pm
Thomasville Road
TALLAHASSEE, Florida 32312-1921
United States [map]

Please join Sugar Hill (Mary Z. Cox & Kyle Wilard) for some Mountain Music Gone Coastal at the Publix in the deli at 12 noon on April 4th as part of the Tallahasseee Music Week. Its gonna be acoustic fun and did I mention THERE WILL BE BANJO :)

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Black Dog on the Square
Mountain Music Gone Coastal with Mary Z. Cox & Justin Lindley - 1-2pm
567 Industrial Drive
Tallahassee, Florida
United States
(850) 841-7778 [map]
Price: No cover--but please tip us & buy cds:)

Award winning banjoist & recording artist, Mary Z. Cox teams up with guitarist, Justin Lindley for some Mountain Music Gone Coastal (folkgrass/bluegrass/americana/blues/celtic) as part of Tallahassee Music Week.  

Mary Z & Justin met at a world music course (OldTime Ensemble) at FSU this spring and got some exciting guitar/banjo duets together just for your listening enjoyment. Please come out to see us--this is our first paying gig together & its gonna be fun :) 

 

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Ruby Diamond Auditorium
Rainbow concert with Old Time ensemble - 8:00 pm
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32301 [map]

I'll be playing with the FSU Old Time Ensemble for this spectacular concert.  More details TBA --you may need advance tickets for this.  

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

New Posh/Evening of Banjos
Mary Z Cox Evening of Banjo - 7:30 PM
3079 Crawfordville HWy
Crawfordville, Florida
850-528-5838 [map]
Price: Donation (10-20--what u can afford)

 

Please join Mary Z Cox for an evening of Mountain Music Gone Coastal with Wild Banjos--its gonna be fun with lots of banjos great and small and some good musical surprises too :)

This  is a fine listening room but limited seating--so please email or call Debbie Dix for reserve a seat or two.

850-528-5838

newposh3079@gmail.com

 

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

Allegro
FSU Old Time Ensemble Concert - 3:00 pm
Tallahassee, Florida 32312-1921
United States [map]

Lots of fiddle, banjo, guitars, mando, bass, singing & dancing.  More details TBA--this may or may not be open to the public--will post about this as soon as I know.

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Bird's Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack
Jim Crozier's lab session with Mary Z Cox - 6-8 pm
325 N. Bronough St.
Tallahassee, Fl 32301
USA [map]
Price: no cover

Jim's back for his 3rd season of oyster shack lab sessions--please put this on your calendar because its too near Valentine's Day not to be a whole lot of fun. Tunes of love &  heartbreak & of course there will be Banjos & there are gonna be some Ukuleles 2--more TBA soon. :)

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

Miccosukee Root Cellar
Mary Z Cox & Jim Crozier - 8-10 PM
Tallahassee, Florida 32312 [map]

Mary Z Cox & Jim Crozier returning for the 3rd time at Miccosukee Root Cellar in December--gonna be some sweet wintery banjo/bass duets :)  Please join us for awesome local organic dinners & music :)

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Mary Z. Cox & Blue Sky Banjo :) - TBA
Stephen Foster State Park
White Springs, Fl
USA [map]

Gonna be at the Festival of Lights this year.  Details to be announced as they come in :)

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Bird's Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack
Jim Crozier's lab session with Mary Z Cox - 6-8 pm
325 N. Bronough St.
Tallahassee, Fl 32301
USA [map]

Going 2 b a fun lab session with mountain music gone coastal--And--THERE WILL BE BANJO !

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Mary Z & Lin 's great adventure :)
or Zuba & Vaught triathalon the world - to October 31 2015
Price: not too bad :)

Mary Z will be gone from Tallahassee in Sept/Oct 2015.

She & her college roommate, Lin Hutton will strike out by land & sea for Japan.  We leave Charlottesville, VA on September 6, Vancouver, BC on September 11 across the top of the world to Shanghai where we will jump ship in Tokyo where Arcy will meet us, then to Kobe and in Japan a week, then the Shanghai Ferry on Sept 29 (and we are thinking LED light dancing on deck) then Bejing, then transsiberian to Moscow & there's gonna be some Budapest & we got to be in Southhampton by October 22 to catch the Queen Mary 2 back to NYC. by Halloween.  

No particular music plans--but will most likely cart a banjo on my back--just in case :)

But--sure to be home by November--but we've already bought our tickets over and back--so won't be scheduling anything in Florida during those months. 

More details TBA this summer.  Probably will put pix on Facebook :)

Hey--since we will be land & sea and we are not on a tour--just at large in Asia---would this count as a triathalon ?? And--there will be banjo :)

 

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Mary Z. Cox/ Blue Sky Banjo - 4-5:30 PM
NC
USA [map]

So pleased to be returning for the Sunday/Songcatcher Series at the Cradle of Forestry--and as a special treat,  award winning NC fiddler, Tim Gardner , will join Mary Z for some fine old time tunes & songs :)

Here's the link for the Songcatcher series.

https://www.cradleofforestry.com/site/sundays-in-july-songcatchers-music-series/

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Cashiers Library
A banjo evening with Mary Z Cox
Cashiers, NC 28717
USA [map]

Another fun banjo evening at the Cashiers Library--more details coming soon.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Mary Z Cox & Bob Cox
U.S. Hwy 41
White Springs, FL 32096
386-397-4461 [map]

Got the news today that we will be playing at the Florida Folk Festival on Memorial Day weekend.

The 2015 Florida Folk Festival will be May 22-24, 2015. 

Here is where we will be at the Florida Folk Festival

Friday May 22 2pm--Jam Tent--mountain dulcimer jam--other string instruments invited--but we will play in D :)

Friday May 22 4pm--Old Marble stage-- Bob & Mary Z Cox

Saturday May 23 10:30am--Paw Paw Stage-Bob & Mary Cox

Saturday May 23 1200 noon --Banjo seed tent--Mary Z Cox/ Blue Sky banjo workshop--come tuned in double D

Sunday May 24 4:30 pm--Under the Oaks -Bob & Mary Z Cox

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

New Posh
Evening of Blue Sky Banjo/Mary Z Cox - TBA
Crawfordville, FL
United States [map]

House concert at New Posh.   Details coming soon--but it will be fun.

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Phoenix
9-12 pm
Brevard, NC [map]

Mary Z Cox & Jim Crozier shredding banjo, bass, uke & vocal madness at the Phoenix bar.  This is an awesome venue and its gonna be fun :)

 

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Southern Comfort Records/clawhammer banjo workshops
10-12 am & 2-4 pm
16 W Main St
Brevard, NC [map]
Price: $20 each session

Saturday, May 2, 2015

10am-noon  $20 advance sign up at the store--$25 the same day.

Claw Hammer Banjo 101.  (beginner) Get a jumpstart on the banjo with beginning right and left hand techniques, exercises, and beginning tunes.  Please bring a 5 string banjo in good mechanical shape that is tuned in G (gDGBD).   This is going to be fun and bet you will learn a lot too J

2-4 PM  $20 advance sign up at the store--$25 the same day

Clawhammer Banjo 201 (intermediate/adv)  2:00-4:00 pm  Lets warm up our right hands with some double D fiddle tunes—maybe play a little up the neck or turn some old favorites into waltzes, drop thumb—depending on the playing level of the workshop participants—for sure your right hand and left hand will get a workout and we’ll have fun, learn new tunes or polish old ones. Come tuned in double D (aDADE  )

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Southern Comfort Records/Blue Sky Banjo
Mary Z Cox /Evening of Blue Sky with Banjo - TBA
16 W Main St
Brevard, NC [map]
Price: TBA

An Evening of Blue Sky Banjo with Mary Z Cox

MaryZ won 1st place in the old time banjo contest in Brevard, NC last year & this year playing Snowdrop in 35 degree weather outdoors , but you'll get to hear it indoors.

Mary Z will be bringing her brand new vocal cd , “Blue Sky Banjo”, Blue Sky Banjo Tab book & even Blue Sky Banjo 11x 17 limited edition posters too. Hope you join us for this special evening of music and fun—and—THERE WILL BE BANJOS

Please contact Bradford or Chris at the store for advance tickets & Banjo Workshop registration. :)

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Southern Rising Music Festival
Blue Sky Banjo--Mary Z Cox - 1-2pm
Monticello, Florida [map]

Mary Z Cox--one set with Jim Crozier

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Blue Sky Banjo / Mary Z Cox concert - concert 8 pm--dinner 7pm
185 W Washington Street
Monticello, FL 32344 [map]

Advanced tickets for the the concert & dinner are up now and you can get them online here . 

http://www.monticellooperahouse.org/tickets

See & hear special banjos from the private collection of two time Florida banjo champion & recording artist, Mary Z. Cox when she brings her banjos to the Monticello Opera House.

Hear a cello banjo, John Bowlin 1865 fretless banjo, John Hartford banjo, mermaid banjo & Jim Crozier will be joining Mary Z for banjo/bass duets and ukulele madless & Lisa Lorenzo will be adding some sweet vocal harmonies.

Hope you join us for this special evening of music and fun—and—THERE WILL BE BANJOS .

 

 

 

 

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Warren & Sarah's wedding celebration
Cashiers, Nc [map]

Private family party in Cashiers from April 10-12th.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Bird's Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack
Jim Crozier's lab session with Mary Z Cox - 6-8 pm
325 N. Bronough St.
Tallahassee, Fl 32301
USA [map]
Price: no cover

LOL- I'll be lab sessioning again with Jim on April fools day. This is where all the musicians in town join Jim to experiment and Improvise on all genres of new & old tunes--and Jim & I plan on improvising and experimenting in oyster shack style.  Brett Gardner plans on joining us this evening too---and we'll all b shredding :)

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Miccosukee Root Cellar
Mary Z Cox & Jim Crozier - 8-10 PM
Tallahassee, Florida 32312 [map]
Price: no cover

Mary Z Cox & Jim Crozier play banjo/bass duet instrumentals & favorite soft vocals at the Miccosukee Root Cellar. Tasty organic dinners & yummy music too.

 

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Stephen Foster State Park/WIld Azalea Festival
2015 Wild Azalea Festival - 9-4pm
White Springs, Florida
USA
386-397-2310 [map]

Mary Z Cox & Blue Sky Banjo in the Carrilon Tower sometime between 9-4 pm--Times TBA. Lots of good music & performers during the day.

Also Bob & I will be at the volunteer appreciation reception too.  Hope to see you there :)

15TH ANNUAL WILD AZALEA FESTIVAL Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park Kicks off Friday, March 20, 2015 and continues Saturday, March 21, 2015. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ~Festival features arts, crafts, wild azaleas, native plants and music~ more 

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Old Time Banjoists Interview with Craig Evans
Video interview/ Mary Z Cox
Green Forest Lane
TALLAHASSEE, FL 32312-1921
Uni
8502940755 [map]

TBA--but Craig Evans is coming to Florida to interview Mark Johnson, Mac Benford & me. :) So excited ! 

 

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Skyline Motor Lounge
Mary Z Cox Valentine's Day Show :) - 9-11 PM
Tallahassee, FL [map]
Price: no cover

Details TBA--but there are going to be love songs, anti- love songs, blues, broken hearts--hey a couple gooey love songs--AND THERE WILL BE BANJO :)

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Stephen Foster State Park
Mary Z Cox banjo picking on the back porch :) - 12-1 PM
White Springs, Florida
USA [map]

Picking a little banjo on the back porch of the gift store at the Stephen Foster State park on Saturday for Primitive Arts Day.

Should be fun & MY brand new CD, Blue Sky Banjo--will be there too--please stop by and say hello & get a copy of my new cd too--you won't be sorry--its the best one I've ever recorded :)

Someone else is hosting the Coffee House Saturday night--but I'll be there to play a couple songs for you --its going to be fun--see you there :)

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Skyline Lounge
Mary Z Cox & Jim Crozier - 9-11 pm
Tallahassee, Fl
USA [map]

Two time Florida Banjo Champion and recording artist, Mary Z. Cox , with Jim Crozier, bring banjo, guitar, uke, bass and vocals to the Skyline on Friday, December 19th. There will be West Virginia tunes, North Carolina tunes, Florida tunes, blues, banjo/ bass duets, songs of heartbreak, love and anti-love, ancient winter carols, and THERE WILL BE BANJOS !

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Gatorbone Studio
recording session :)
Keystone Heights, Florida [map]

Recording session December 14-16 th.  Love Gatorbone studios--hoping to edit & mix this time and get files ready to master & publish :)

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Jekyll Island Campground
Picking & camping weekend
Georgia [map]

Fun picking & camping weekend with music friends.  December is a wonderful month on Jekyll Island. 

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Festival of the Trees
Mary Z Cox & Jim Crozier - 4 PM
Tallahassee, Fl [map]

Mary Z. Cox & Jim Crozier play  banjo/bass duets, vocals, guitar, uke--mountain music gone coastal & then some for Habitat For Humanities' Festival of Trees. 

We play the finale set on Sunday at 4 PM.  Decorated Christmas  trees will be auctioned off all week for this very worthy & fun event---& Sunday afternoon is the very best time to come to get your tree at the lowest price. :)

More details TBA--there are lots of wonderful Tallahassee musicians playing on Sunday afternoon--so please come out and join us to help out the Habitat for Humanity folks. :)

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Gatorbone Studio
Mary Z. Cox recording new cd
Keystone Heights, Florida [map]

Mary Z will be recording on her new cd at Gatorbone Studio on November 18-19 2014

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Miccosukee Root Cellar
Mary Z Cox/Jim Crozier - 8-10 PM
Tallahassee, Florida 32312 [map]

 

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Here is a simple blurb for your promo (feel free to add your menu and anything you would like about the Root Cellar to it)  I just try to give a little skeleton blurb to venues to help out--but feel free to write your own--there is a bio on my website :)
Two time Florida Banjo Champion and recording artist, Mary Z. Cox , with Jim Crozier bring banjo, guitar, uke, bass and vocals to the Root Cellar  on Friday Nov 7th , 6-10 pm. There will be West Virginia tunes, North Carolina tunes, Florida tunes, blues, banjo/ bass duets,  songs of heartbreak, love and anti-love and THERE WILL BE BANJOS !
Attaching a promo pix too--one of Jim & I & one just of me--feel free to use whichever you'd like. :)
Thanks for all you do and see you on November 7 at 4 pm :)

Two time Florida Banjo Champion and recording artist, Mary Z. Cox , with Jim Crozier bring banjo, guitar, uke, bass and vocals to the Root Cellar on Friday Nov 7th 8-10 pm. There will be West Virginia tunes, North Carolina tunes, Florida tunes, blues, banjo/ bass duets,  songs of love & heartbreak and THERE WILL BE BANJOS !

 

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Cashiers Library
Mary Z. Cox/ mountain banjo concert - 7-8 PM
Cashiers, NC 28717
USA [map]

Please join us at the Cashiers Library with Mary Z. Cox for a Thursday evening of banjos, song & camaraderie .

There'll be North Carolina tunes, West Virginia Tunes, North Florida tunes, songs of heartbreak, love, & anti love & there will be banjos :) We're going to have a good time--hope to see you there :)

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Cedar Mountian Banjos studio
recording session
Mills River, NC [map]

No show--private recording session. :)  

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Wednesday Night Lab Session at Bird's
Mary Z. Cox/ mountain music gone coastal :) - 6-8 pm
325 N. Bronough St.
Tallahassee, Fl
USA [map]
Price: no cover

Two time Florida Banjo Champion, Mary Z Cox joins Jim Crozier in a lab session of banjo & bowed bass duets, vocals, guitar, uke & Jim's twisted Americana --mountain music gone coastal & experimental :)

Please come out join the fun :)

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Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Gatorbone Studio
Recording session
Keystone Heights, Florida [map]

Mary Z will be returning to Gatorbone Studios again this month to work on her first vocal cd with Lis & Lon Williamson.  We had a good start in August and think I'm going to be able to share some really nice songs and tunes on this new project. I've been taking vocal lessons for two years now & hope folks will want to hear me sing --AND THERE WILL BE BANJOS :)

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

John Paul Walters House Concert
House concert - sold out
Mando shop
Tallahassee, Florida 32312 [map]
Price: sold out

It's sold out & sounds like it will be really fun. :) Mary Z. Cox plays the opening solo set & John Paul, Kyle Dunn & friends will play the main concert. But there will be banjos ! If you got tickets--looking forward to meeting you :)

I'm very excited to be able to play on the same venue with John Paul as his public performances are rare and treasured :)

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Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Wood-N-Strings Dulcimer Shop
2014 Pickin Porch/ Mary Z Cox - 7 pm-9 pm
7645 East Lamar Alexander Parkway
Townsend, Tennessee 37882
8654486647 [map]

Two time Florida Banjo Champion, mountain dulcimer and recording artist, Mary Z. Cox , will be bringing mountain dulcimer, clawhammer banjo and frailing guitar & singing to the Pickin Porch Saturday July 19th.  There will be West Virginia tunes, North Carolina tunes, Florida tunes, blues, songs of heartbreak, love and anti-love. We're gonna laugh, cry, sing, maybe even yoga--and THERE WILL BE BANJO !

Here's the workshop schedule--sign up with the Clemmers at their shop--its going to be fun :)

 

"Stretching with the Dulcimer".  Learn some easy tunes and then stretch them, to add energy and sparkle to your playing.  While this class is perfect for beginners, players at all levels have enjoyed past workshops.  Bring your dulcimer tuned in DAD.  This fun class will help both you and your dulcimer shine in a jam. Saturday morning

10:30-11:45 AM   $20 

 

“Banjo with mountain dulcimer".  Learn the techniques and style of playing old time frailing banjo in a string band with a dulcimer.  We'll learn D fiddle tunes that play well on both instruments, and give tips on how to integrate them for successful duet or string band playing. 

Ideal for banjoists who can already play several tunes with a steady beat.  Please come tunes in double D (aDADE) or double C with a capo on the fifth string. 

Saturday afternoon

2-3:45 PM

maryzcox clemmer dulcimer

Yes--this is my lovely Clemmer dulcimer--it's vintage wormy chestnut and walnut--and check out the old man carved head :)

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Cashiers Library
Mary Z Cox's Banjo & Dulcimer Sampler - 7-8 PM
Cashiers, NC 28717
USA [map]

mary z cox banjos

See & hear special banjos & dulcimers from the private collection of recording artist, Mary Z. Cox.  Mary’s version of  “Sally In the Garden” will be in the soundtrack of a upcoming film in the Hunger Games series, and  her cds & recordings have been played on National Public Radio’s Thistle and Shamrock, All Songs Considered, BBC, & Pandora Radio and World Music Genome.

 Mary Z is a two time Florida banjo champion and six time mountain dulcimer champion, and has taught banjo & mountain dulcimer workshops from coast to coast and has been an instructor at the John C. Campbell Folk School for the last decade.

This promises to be a fun and special evening to meet Mary Z. and see and hear a few of  her  banjos and dulcimers up close at the Cashiers Library. 

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Earl Scruggs Center
Old time banjo workshop (advanced) with Mary Z Cox - 1:30-3:30 pm
103 S. Lafayette Street
Shelby, NC 28150
USA [map]
Price: $20 general public/ $10 for memb

Clawhammer banjo for intermediate & advanced pickers.  Learn some new tunes in double D, easy drop thumb exercises, we’ll play up the neck a bit, learn an easy duet, maybe even try a banjo waltz.  If you can already play a few steady tunes—this will be great fun. Come tuned in double D tuning aDADE or double C with a capo.  

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Earl Scruggs Center
Clawhammer Banjo 101 (beginner workshop) with Mary Z Cox - 10 am- 12 noon
103 S. Lafayette Street
Shelby, NC 28150
USA [map]
Price: $20 general public/ $10 for memb

 

Claw Hammer Banjo 101.  Get a jumpstart on the banjo with beginning right and left hand techniques, exercises, and beginning tunes.  Please bring a 5 string banjo in good mechanical shape that is tuned in G (gDGBD).   Banjos are fun to play ☺

Claw Hammer Banjo 101.  Get a jumpstart on the banjo with beginning right and left hand techniques, exercises, and beginning tunes.  Please bring a 5 string banjo in good mechanical shape that is tuned in G (gDGBD).   Banjos are fun to play ☺

The center has a few Goodtime banjos that you may reserve for free to play in this workshop--but you must reserve in advance. :)

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Earl Scruggs Center
Banjo Sampler with Mary Z. Cox - 7-8 PM
103 S. Lafayette Street
Shelby, NC 28150
USA [map]

 

See & hear special banjos from the private collection of two time Florida banjo champion & recording artist, Mary Z. Cox when she brings her Banjo Sampler to the Earl Scruggs Center on  Friday, July 11 from 7-8 pm.   
Hear a cello banjo, John Bowlin 1865 fretless banjo, gourd banjo, cigar box banjo, John Hartford banjo, mermaid banjo & maybe a surprise banjo. Learn a little banjo history and hear some early and modern old time frailing and claw hammer banjo. 
 MaryZ won 1st place in the old time banjo contest in Brevard, NC last October playing Snowdrop in 35 degree weather outdoors , but you'll get to hear it indoors. 
Hope you join us for this special evening of music and fun—and—THERE WILL BE BANJOS !
 

See & hear special banjos from the private collection of two time Florida banjo champion & recording artist, Mary Z. Cox when she brings her Banjo Sampler to the Earl Scruggs Center on  Friday, July 11 from 7-8 pm.

  Hear a cello banjo, John Bowlin 1865 fretless banjo, gourd banjo, cigar box banjo, John Hartford banjo, mermaid banjo & maybe a surprise banjo. Learn a little banjo history and hear some early and modern old time frailing and claw hammer banjo. 

 MaryZ won 1st place in the old time banjo contest in Brevard, NC last October playing Snowdrop in 35 degree weather outdoors , but you'll get to hear it indoors. Hope you join us for this special evening of music and fun—and—THERE WILL BE BANJOS ! 

And--there are banjo workshops on Saturday too !

 

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Steve Kaufman guitar camp
flatpicking camp
Tennessee [map]

Hello,

Mary Z  & Little Star will be students at guitar flat picking camp the week of June 8th in Tennessee.  :)

Mary Z Cox & Little Star

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Florida Folk Festival
Bob & Mary Z. Cox
http://www.floridastateparks.org/folkfest/
White Springs, Florida
USA [map]

Bob & I will be playing the Florida Folk Festival, May 23-25, 2014.

Here is where we'll be:

Friday 3PM Seminole Stage

Saturday 12 noon Azeala Stage

Sunday 11AM Old Marble Stage

Also Mary Z will be teaching a Banjo Duet workshop in the Workshop II area at 4pm Saturday

and she will be helping mc at the Banjo Contest at 2 pm on Sunday :)

Here's a Youtube of us performing at the park last month at the Cracker Coffee House :

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Mary Z Cox at the Mockingbird Cafe
Mary Z Cox at the Mockingbird Cafe - 7-10 PM
Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
USA [map]
Price: no cover
Two time Florida Banjo Champion and recording artist, Mary Z. Cox , with Jim Crozier & Ellen Sheppard bring banjos, guitars, mandolin, bass and vocals to the Mockingbird stage on Thursday, May 1st. There will be West Virginia tunes, North Carolina tunes, Florida tunes, blues, banjo/ bass duets, mandolin madness, songs of heartbreak, love and anti-love. We're gonna laugh, cry, sing, maybe even yoga--and THERE WILL BE BANJOS !
7-10 pm No cover
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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Cracker Coffee House
Bob & Mary Z Cox hosting Cracker Coffee House
Stephen Foster State Park Auditorium
White Springs, Florida
USA [map]

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Mission San Luis
Natalie & Will's Wedding
Tallahassee, Florida
USA [map]

natalie cox

Bob and I will both be hosting Natalie & Will's wedding as mother & father of the bride.  It is a small, private wedding and only invited guests may attend :)

Bob, Ellen Sheppard, & Mary Z will be playing old time instrumentals on guitar, mandolin & banjo during cocktail hour in the courtyard with oysters & beer as the "Aw Shucks String Band" with percussion by the oyster shucker :)

Ellen & Mary Z will be playing ukuleles and singing for Natalie's dance with Bob after dinner. :)

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Bird's Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack
Jim Crozier's Wednesday night lab sessions - 6 to 8 pm
325 N. Bronough St.
Tallahassee, Fl 32301
USA [map]

Jim hosts these lab sessions on Wednesdays with a guest player each week. Jim is a talented singer/songwriter and bass player. He's the bassist on my Drumming on the Edge Of Banjo CD and we've been playing some fun and experimental music together lately. We've sounded good on Pandora radio together-- and now here's our debut at the oyster shack :) 

Hey--this will be twice in the new year that I'll be playing in an oyster shucking venue--the next one is on March 15th at Mission San Luis--but its a private engagement with a security guard and everything--you'll never get through the door without a written invite :) I'll be playing banjo with the "Aw Shucks String Band"

 Please come out and join us--good music, good oysters, good fun :) 

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Friday, February 14th, 2014

John C. Campbell Folk School
Mary Z. Cox /Valentine's Day concert :)
Brasstown, NC [map]

It's the Friday night concert with banjos.  Mary just won 1st place in the old time banjo contest in Brevard, NC playing Snowdrop in 35 degree weather outdoors--and you'll get to hear it nice and toasty indoors :)  Besides both steppy and haunting instrumentals--there will be love songs too--good love, bad love, the love of mothers, the love of a good dog, and the yearning of lost love :) And the love we dream about :) Special guest appearance of John Bowlin 1865 fretless banjo & the Cello Banjo too :)

Hope you can join us--it will be great fun :)

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

John C. Campbell Folk School
Intermediate/advanced clawhammer banjo class :)
Brasstown, NC [map]


Eager to drop-thumb with the right hand and creep up the neck on the first and second strings like the old-time banjo players? If you already frail and can play a few clawhammer banjo tunes, but would like to strengthen your right- and left-hand technique while learning new tunes, join us for a very hands-on class to stretch your playing. Levels 3 & 4 (Can play 10 or more tunes, perhaps not up to tempo, but you feel very comfortable with the instrument.)

Contact the John C. Campbell Folk School for more details and to register!

It's going to be fun and you'll play better too :)

folkschool.org


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Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Cracker Coffee House
Cracker Coffee House at Stephen Foster - 7 pm-9 pm
Stephen Foster State Park Auditorium
White Springs, Florida
USA [map]

Bob & Mary Z Cox are returning to host the Cracker Coffeehouse in February.  If you only attend one month--this is it--musicians and audience come from all over the country for this--and yes--we will celebrate February birthdays, Groundhog Day, Mary Z's birthday (yes--there will be chocolate cake with fudge icing) Lincoln's birthday, president's day and of course--Valentine's Day. :)

Hope you can join us & until then,

See you in my dreams :)

bobmaryzcoxguitarbanjo

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

NGFDA Fall Festival
Mary Z Cox at Unicoi :)
Unicoi State Park
Helen, Georgia
USA [map]

Mary Z Cox with new Clemmer dulcimer_resized

 

 

 Mary Z. Cox will be part of the 2013 North Georgia Foothills Dulcimer Association (NGFDA) Fall

Festival as a Faculty Member. The festival will be held at Unicoi State Park Lodge in Helen, Georgia, from November 21st through 24th

This is a very fun festival and the location is top notch. I'll be performing one evening too.

Dulcimer classes and performance times TBA.

More info later--but put it on your calendar now. Contact the NGFDA to join and register :)

 

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Festival of Trees/Habitat For Humanity - 7-7:45 PM
Tallahassee, Fl
USA [map]

 

Bob & I will be playing Friday evening for the Preview Reception of the Festival of Trees from 7:00-7:45 PM.

This is Habitat For Humanity's main fund raising event in Tallahassee. We played it last year and it was a lot of fun with good music and food. :)

Check on their website for updates on what's happening that evening.  This year it will be held in the Carriage House at Goodwood Museum--they auction off some wonderful fully decorated Christmas trees--and last year some of the best ones sold on Friday night--so hope to see you there on Friday :)

2013 Festival of Trees

Goodwood Museum – The Carriage House

 

Preview Reception

Friday, November 15th

 

  • 7:00 – 7:45                  Mary Z. and Bob Cox

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Cashiers Library
Girl With the Banjo Tattoo - 7:00 PM
Cashiers, NC 28717
USA [map]

TBA--this will be an hour talk and demo with music and banjos--maybe even dulcimers.

Will update with exact program soon.

Last year, it was a banjo/dulcimer sampler and the auditorium was packed with folks standing in the hall.

This is a very fun evening and you are bound to see and hear some really fine instruments if you come.

Put it on your calendar--look forward to seeing you there :)

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Bob & Mary Z. Cox
White Springs, Florida
USA [map]

Come join us at the 61st annual Florida Folk Festival on Memorial Day weekend, 2013 !

Here is where we'll be performing :)

Friday, May 25 --Old Marble Stage--4:00 PM

Saturday, May 26--Azalea Stage--11:30 AM

Sunday, May 27--Under the Oaks--4:30 PM

Also will be teaching a mountain dulcimer workshop and leading a jam

Friday, May 25--2:00 PM, workshop I, Stretching with the dulcimer/Mary Z Cox

Saturday May 26--2:00Pm, jam tent, Dulcimer jam with Bob & Mary Z Cox

Hope to see you there--it's great fun :)

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Thursday, April 11th, 2013

John C. Campbell Folk School
Mary Z Cox banjo concert :)
Brasstown, NC [map]

Mary Z. Cox concert on Thursday evening :) 7PM 

Come and hear the voice of some really wonderful banjos :) More details to come :)

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

John C Campbell Folk School
Expand Your Clawhammer Banjo Technique
Brasstown, NC [map]

This will be a fun workshop for intermediate banjoists from April 7-12 in 2013!

https://classes.folkschool.org/class_details.aspx?pk=15516

 

Date: Sunday, Apr 7 - Friday, Apr 12, 2013
Subject: Music 
Instructor: Mary Z. Cox
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Eager to drop-thumb with the right hand and creep up the neck on the first and second strings like the old-time banjo players? If you already frail and can play a few clawhammer banjo tunes, but would like to strengthen your right- and left-hand technique while learning new tunes, join us for a very hands-on class to stretch your playing. We may even try a waltz, and sing while playing a tune, too! Levels 3 & 4 (Can play 10 or more tunes, perhaps not up to tempo, but you feel very comfortable with the instrument.)

Prior to registering, please read our General Information and Policies.

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

February Cracker Coffee House
Bob & Mary Z Cox hosting Cracker Coffee House - 7 pm-9 pm
White Springs, Fl
USA [map]

Please join us at the Cracker Coffee House on February 2, 2013.

Bob & Mary Z Cox are hosting and there is going to be lots of good music and fun :) 

It's February birthday celebration time, Groundhog Day & Mardi Gras all rolled into one .

Hope to see you on Saturday :)

It's in the Stephen Foster State Park auditorium in White Springs, Florida !

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Festival of Trees for Big Bend Habitat For Humanity - 7:00-7:45 PM
505 West Pensacola
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850)487-1691 [map]

Bob & Mary Z Cox will play a 45 minute set of banjo & guitar for the Big Bend Habitat For Humanity's festival of trees. Many top local music groups will be playing for your entertainment at this fine event.

Come out and hear some good music while shopping for a designer Christmas tree for your home.

They are still putting up the calendar for this event, so will add more details when we receive them. :)

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

all day
Brevard, NC
USA [map]

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Cashiers Library
Mary Z Cox's Banjo & Dulcimer Sampler - 7:00 PM-8:00 pm
Cashiers, NC 28717
USA [map]

See & hear special banjos & dulcimers from the private collection of recording artist, Mary Z. Cox.  Mary’s version of  “Sally In the Garden” will be in the soundtrack of a upcoming film in the Hunger Games series, and  her cds & recordings have been played on National Public Radio’s Thistle and Shamrock, All Songs Considered, BBC, & Pandora Radio and World Music Genome.

 Mary Z is a two time Florida banjo champion and six time mountain dulcimer champion, and has taught banjo & mountain dulcimer workshops from coast to coast and has been an instructor at the John C. Campbell Folk School for the last decade.

This promises to be a fun and special evening to meet Mary Z. and see and hear a few of  her  banjos and dulcimers up close at the Cashiers Library. 

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Mary Z Cox & Bob Cox
NC
USA [map]

Bob and I will be visiting the Cradle of Forestry and will be the guest performers for their music series. Sunday afternoon on JUly 15, 2012.

Please check out their website for more information and details :)

http://www.cradleofforestry.com/site/

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
USA [map]

Here's when we'll be playing at the 60th annual Florida Folk Festival :

Friday, May 25/ 2:30 PM Azalea Stage

Saturday May 26/ 12:00 noon/ Song & Story Tent

Sunday May 27/ 11:30 AM/ Old Marble Stage

Mary Z will be teaching workshops at the Banjo Seed tent at these times:

Friday--11:00-12:00 AM workshop for beginners with Ernie Williams, Clay Black & Mary Z Cox

Saturday 3:00-4:00 PM Waltzing With Banjo/ Mary Z Cox

To find out more about the festival:

www.floridafolkfestival.com

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http://www.floridastateparks.org/folkfest/

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Florida State Museum
3rd Thursday dinner program
Tallahassee, Florida [map]

Dr. Keith Holland will speak about the discovery and excavation of the Maple Leaf ship that sank during the Civil War in the St. Johns River. Mary and Bob Cox will entertain with old-time folk music, and food will be catered for a fee by Tropical Smoothie. 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Program is at 7:00 p.m. Program and parking are free.

It will be a very fun evening--hope to see you there. :)

Bob Mary Z Cox

 

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Florida Old Time Music Championships
Florida
USA [map]

Bob and I have been recruited as judges for this fine contest and festival. This year it will be held at the Pioneer Museum in Dade City. There tends to be quite a bit of jamming at this festival as well as a multitude of contests. :)

For more information:

http://www.fotmc.org/

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Lagnaippe Dulcimer Fete
Port Allen, LA
USA [map]

March 8-11, 2012

Mary Z will be teaching 2 mountain dulcimer and 2 clawhammer banjo workshops.  Bob and Mary Z will be leading a jam, performing, and we will have our vending table too--so please come by and visit.

Times and details TBA

This is a very fun weekend right near the Mississippi River.

Check out the website for updates and more details.

Hope to see you there !

 

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Stephen Foster State Park
Cracker Coffee House - 7:00--9:30 PM
White Springs, Florida
USA [map]

Please join us again for the Cracker Coffee House February birthday extravaganza.  Bob and I will be MCing again in 2012.  February is our favorite month--Groundhog Day, my mom's birthday, my birthday, president's day, Valentine's day.  Lots of wonderful entertainers from all over the country and the best audience in the state of Florida.  It's going to be lots of fun. :)

Contact Larry Hoover at the park for more information on this fine event. :)

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Scottish Heritage week
John C. Campbell folkschool
Brasstown, NC
usa [map]

Bob and I have signed up for Scottish Heritage Week at the John C. Campbell Folkschool the week of September 4-10 2011. I will use my instructor voucher for either singing or quilting class and Bob will be taking the cooking class.

My first Scots ancestor to come to America was Charles Peck Thompson--who arrived in the 1700s--and made his way west from the East coast to settle in West Virginia.

If anyone else is taking a course this week--let us know--we always bring instruments and there will be picking. :)

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Dulcimer week
Cullowhee, NC
USA [map]

July 17-22--Bob and I will be vending at the Western Carolina Mountain Dulcimer Week this year.

I'll be giving a "Dulcimers In History" talk/demo on a couple afternoons and Bob and I will be giving a couple "intimate concerts" on a couple of the evenings.  If you are going--please come to our talks and shows. As soon as I know the exact times and days--I'll put them up.

I am bringing lots of fun, one of a kind dulcimers for you to see and hear. (and yes--you often get to smell and touch too :)

And there will be singing, guitar, and banjo--and I will most likely bring out the cello banjo :)

See you there--it's going to be great fun :)

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Steve Kaufman guitar camp
we'll be jamming and picking :)
Tennessee [map]

Ellen Sheppard and I will be attending guitar camp this year at the Steve Kaufman camp--we've signed up for the first week. If you are going--be sure and say hello to us. Ellen's husband, Mike, and my husband, Bob didn't want to go--so we are going anyway. We hear it is lots of fun and I want to learn to play my new Ken Miller "Little Star " guitar.  Ask me about my new banjo cd--I should have it by then and I'll put a few in my case. :)

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Florida Folk Festival
Bob & Mary Z. Cox
White Springs, Florida
USA [map]

Bob and I will be playing at the 59th Florida Folk Festival on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29 2011.

It's a huge and fun festival with multiple stages of music, demonstrations, workshops, food, arts and crafts, jams, dance--you name it. :)

 

Here is where we will be playing :) Please join us--we'd love to see you there. :)

Friday, May 27  SEMINOLE CAMP 1:30 PM

Sat, May 28   UNDER THE OAKS  7:00 PM

Sun, May 29  OLD MARBLE STAGE 6:30 PM

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Port Allen, Louisiana
USA [map]

March 10-13, 2011

Bob and I will have a vending table at the Lagniappe Fete and will have our cds and books available.

Ellen and I attended last year and had a wonderful time vending and we led a jam. This is a fun festival with lots of jamming and informal as well as formal events--so if you're attending--please stop by and see us at our table and pick a tune or two.

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Cracker Coffee House
Cracker Coffee House - 7-9:30 PM
Stephen Foster State Park Auditorium
White Springs, Florida
USA [map]
Price: free

Bob and I will be hosting the Cracker Coffee House again in February next year. February is my birthday month and just a wonderful month all around--so there will be lots of celebration--groundhogs, valentines, presidents and all kinds of birthdays. Please join us for lots of good music and good fun. :)

If you will be playing--please remember to sign up by 6:45 PM with Larry Hoover.

Hope to see you there! :)

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Festival of Lights Craft Demonstrators - 5 PM--9PM
Stephen Foster State Park
White Springs, Fl
USA [map]
Bob and I will be playing and singing in the demonstrators area and will have banjo and dulcimer cds and books for sale. Please drop by and share a tune or two. :)

Friday, November 19th, 2010

NGFDA Fall Festival
Unicoi State Park
Helen, Georgia
USA [map]

Bob and I will be at Unicoi vending and jamming on Novemeber 19 and 20  this fall.

Please stop by our booth to hear our new CD and check out Mary's new "Easy String Band Method for the Mountain Dulcimer" book/cd and play a tune or two.

Looking forward to seeing you there. This event is open to NGFDA members only. :)

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

BE A BANJO STAR WORKSHOP
Brasstown, NC [map]

Be A Banjo Star: Continuing Clawhammer Banjo November 14-19, 2010  Expand your repertoire of banjo tunes, while improving your technique and tone. We'll explore tunings beyond basic G, begin drop thumbing, and play together as a class to steady right hand rhythms and practice simple chordal back up. This is going to be great fun--the food and facilites are awesome at Campbell--and it will be a week of fun and banjo!) Contact John C. Campbell Folk School for free color catalog and registration.

Mary Z. Cox & John Hartford Banjo at the Grand Canyon

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Suwannee Dulcimer Retreat
White Springs, Florida
USA [map]

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Date: Friday and Saturday, November 12 and 13, 2010.

DULCIMER RETREAT

-A weekend of workshops, jamming, concerts, fun and fellowship-

 

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will host the Stephen Foster State Park Dulcimer Retreat on November 12 and 13, 2010. This event invites participants to a weekend of fun and fellowship along with workshops, jam sessions and evening concerts.

 

The Stephen Foster State Park Dulcimer Retreat will be hosted by dulcimer master David Beede, who was most recently a featured performer at the 58th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The retreat will offer in-depth instruction and techniques on the mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer and autoharp musical instruments. Traditional music is celebrated with workshops offered for beginning, intermediate and advanced students, taught by nationally recognized instructors.

 

Concerts featuring masterful instructors from the workshops are scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings in the park auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for public admission are $10.00. Admission to the two day event is $85.00, which includes all workshops, jam sessions, concerts and discussion groups.

 

Download the registration form:  Dulcimer Retreat Information & Registration - 2010 (PDF - 0.66KB)

 

After October 29, there is a $15.00 late registration fee. For more information on the Stephen Foster State Park Dulcimer Retreat, call (386) 397-7009 or toll free 1-877-635-3655.

Participation Requirements

Fees: $85.00 includes all Workshops, Concerts, Jams, Seminars and Discussion Groups.
Evening Concert: $10.00

Contact: For more information, call 386-397-4478.

Directions: Located on U.S. 41 in White Springs. From I-75 to S.R. 136 (Milepost Exit 439 - Old Exit 84), travel east on S.R. 136 for 3 miles. Turn left on U.S. 41. Park entrance is on the left. From I-10 to U.S. 41 North (Milepost Exit 301 - Old Exit 43), travel 9 miles to White Springs. Park entrance is on the left.

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Dulcimers in History/Mary Z. Cox - 7-8 PM
Cashiers, NC
USA [map]
Price: free

Please join us Thursday, October 21 at 7 pm, when Mary Z. Cox brings mountain dulcimers from her collection to Cashiers with a talk and demonstration on the history of the mountain dulcimer. Hear the magical Peruvian Red Simmerman and the wine barrel dulcimette (recently played on NPR's Thistle and Shamrock program) and more.

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Mary Z. Cox & Bob Cox - 7:30 PM
Charlotte, NC
USA
704-321-7832 [map]
Price: $15

Friday September 17th Concert 7:30 pm


Nancy Howe’s Cabin, 2107 Mandarin Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28205
$15 Reservations Recommended!


Saturday September 18th Banjo & Mountain Dulcimer Workshops
The Violin Shoppe, 212 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204


Mountain Dulcimer 10-Noon & Banjo 2-4pm (Class Size Limited - Register Early! $30)
Mary Z. & Bob Cox
www.maryzcox.com

Please contact Jennifer Stanton for more details and tickets. jennifermstanton@yahoo.com

Mary Z. Cox & Bob Cox/Kentucky Derby party 2010

Friday, July 9th, 2010

MURFREESBORO, Tennessee [map]

 

Uncle Dave Macon Days National Championship for Ole Time Banjo, Buckdance, & Clogging.

UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS SLATED FOR
JULY 9-11, 2010---MURFREESBORO, TN

See you there. :)

Friday, May 28th, 2010

MAry Z. Cox & Bob Cox - TBA
U.S. Hwy 41
White Springs, FL 32096
386-397-4461 [map]

May 28-30th. 2010 Stage and workshop dates for Bob and Mary Z. Cox

Mary Z. Cox & Bob Cox/Kentucky Derby party 2010

 
Bob and I will be at the Florida Folk Festival in White Springs on Memorial Day weekend. Here is where we will be playing:
 
Friday/May 28th   12:30 PM  Song and Story Tent
Saturday/May 29  7:00 PM Old Marble Stage
Sunday/May 30  12:40 PM Under the Oaks
 
Bob and I have been working up some nice new sets and hope you will come by and have a listen and say hello.

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Mockingbird Cafe
Drumming On the Edge Of Banjo CD release Party - TBA
Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Fl
USA [map]
Yazid and Mary Z. Cox will be bringing their Afro/Caribbean drumming with Celtic claw hammer frailing fusion banjo to the Mockingbird Cafe for a cd release party. The Mockingbird Cafe has just moved into Tallahassee on Monroe Street where Fusion is now located and Lori will be posting more details on the time, address, and mouth watering menus for this fun evening. Please come and join us--we are going to have a good time. :)

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Kentucky Derby Party for Thomasville Landmarks
Pebble Hill Plantation
Thomasville, GA
USA
229-226-6016 [map]

Bob and I will be playing banjo and guitar instrumentals from 4:30-6:00 PM. 

Looks like lots of fun! :)

Dust off your hats and read up on the horses, Derby Party 2010 is racing your way on Saturday, May 1 from  4:30 – 10:30 pm at the Uno Hill Barn at Pebble Hill.  The Derby Fundraiser is open to both Members and non-members.

Derby Committee Co-chairs are Jill Carraway and Bunny Byrne.  This year's theme is "My Old Kentucky Home."

As Landmarks' only major fundraiser, the success of this event helps determine what projects we will be able to undertake in support of our mission in the community. Member invitations are in the mail You may also purchase tickets online by clicking here.

Individual Tickets are $50 per person and include dinner, non-alcoholic beverages, dancing and Derby activities.  Unlimited Bar Drink Armbands (for beer, wine and mint juleps) are available for $15 per person. 

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Port Allen, LA 70767
USA [map]
March 11-14, 2010 dulcimerpix.jpg_resized Mary Z. Cox will be vending and jamming at Lagniappe Dulcimer Fete. Please stop by my vending table to say hello. :) I'll have my new "Easy String Band Method for Mountain Dulcimer" book/cd as well as our newest CD, "Drumming On the Edge Of Banjo." (It really turned out wonderful and I'm playing mountain dulcimer and dulcimette on 4 tunes along with banjos, cello banjo, guitar, bowed bass and Afro/Caribbean drumming--we think it's our best CD yet.) smldulcib.jpg Also--have a few hand crafted high quality Mossy Creek Limberjacks that I'll offer at my table. (these are sturdy and beautiful and a lot of fun.)

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Cracker Coffee House
Cracker Coffee House - 7PM-9PM
Stephen Foster State Park
White Springs, Fl
USA [map]
Yazid and Mary Z. Cox will be visiting White Springs on Saturday and will be bringing their Afro/Caribbean drumming with Celtic claw hammer frailing fusion banjo to the Cracker Coffee House. We'll also have some of our brand new CD, Drumming On the Edge Of Banjo, available. :) Here's the email from Larry Hoover with the heads up on what's happening this Saturday. Happy March, Friends of the Coffee House: Yes, it’s time for yet another Coffee House at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in beautiful White Springs. We will be gathering in the Auditorium this Saturday evening from 7 to 9pm. Those who wish to have their 10 minutes of fame on our stage are encouraged to arrive at 6:45 to sign up. Our host will be Michael Vickey of the great state of Pennsylvania. Michael has performed many times at the Coffee House, but this will be his first hosting opportunity and we look forward to his being here. Michael plays a variety of instruments, but his forte is dulcimer – both hammer and mountain. As usual, we need your dessert donations and I thank you in advance for your support. It’s the sale of these dessert items and drinks which allow the Coffee House to continue. A reminder: we do not have a Coffee House in April because the first weekend of that month is the Antique Tractor Show here at your park and the Auditorium area will be taken with tractors, antique farming equipment and vendors. However, that weekend is also Easter Sunday (April 4th) and you are invited to attend the annual Easter Sunrise Service. The park will open at 6:15am and the service will begin promptly at 7am on the Tower lawn. If weather permits, the service will be outside as we celebrate this important Christian holiday. In the event of inclement weather we will meet inside the Tower. Please join us if you will. Have a great week and we look forward to seeing you Saturday. Larry Hoover, Park Ranger Volunteer Coordinator Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park PO Box G White Springs, Florida 32096 (386) 397-2733 (Office) (386) 397-4262 (Fax) (386) 867-3062 (Cell)

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Cracker Coffee House
7:00 PM
Stephen Foster State Park Auditorium
White Springs, Florida
USA [map]
Price: free with admission to state par
Bob and I will be hosting the February Cracker Coffee House Again this year. February is our favorite month of the year with groundhogs, presidents, and lots of birthdays--including me. I'll be bringing a big chocolate cake with fudge icing to share with everyone again. :) Lots of wonderful acoustic musicians are coming from all over Florida and the country to entertain and party with you. This is the best audience in North Florida for acoustic folk music. :)

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Stephen Foster State Park
Mary Z. Cox & Bob Cox - 10:00 Am-4PM
White Springs, FL [map]
Bob and I will be demonstrators at the first Saturday in the Park--we will be set up on the porch or in one of the little craft cabins and will have banjo and mountain dulcimer CDs and books for sale and will be playing a few tunes throughout the day to demonstrate our music and instruments. :)

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

NGFDA Fall Festival
Helen, GA
usa [map]
Mary Z. Cox vendor (cds, books) November 19-22 Unicoi State Park

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Suwannee Dulcimer Retreat
White Springs, FL
usa [map]

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 SUWANNEE DULCIMER RETREAT
A weekend of workshops, jamming, concerts, fun and fellowship 

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will host the Suwannee Dulcimer Retreat on November 13 and 14.

This event invites participants to a weekend of fun and fellowship along with workshops, jam sessions and evening concerts.

The Suwannee Dulcimer Retreat offers in-depth instruction and techniques on the mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer and autoharp musical instruments. Traditional music is celebrated with workshops offered for beginning, intermediate and advanced students, taught by nationally recognized instructors.

This year’s mountain dulcimer instructors include performer and luthier Gary Gallier Joining Gallier are Florida’s own mountain dulcimer instructors

Bing Futch, Mary Z. Cox, Susan Boyer Haley, Aaron O’Rourke and retreat director David Beede.

The Suwannee Dulcimer Retreat also welcomes performing national performing artist Christie Burns and Florida’s own Ray Belanger for instruction on the hammered dulcimer. The autoharp instructors are performer Ivan Stiles and Tampa’s own Cheryl Belanger.

Concerts featuring these masterful instructors are scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings in the park auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for public admission are $10.00. Admission to the two-day event is $85.00, which includes all workshops, jam sessions, concerts and discussion groups. Registration is now open and forms are available at Dulcimer Registration Form. After October 30, there is a $15.00 late registration fee.


For more information on the Suwannee Dulcimer Retreat, please call Morris Cook at (386) 397-7005 or toll free 1-877-635-3655. Call Reserve America at 1-800-326-3521 to reserve a camping space.

Fees: Tickets for public admission are $10.00. Admission to the two-day event is $85.00, which includes all workshops, jam sessions, concerts and discussion groups.
Contact: For more information, call 386-397-7005.

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Old Time Music contest - 10 AM
Brevard, NC [map]

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Cashiers Library
Banjos in History - TBA
Cashiers, NC [map]
Mary Z. Cox and assorted banjos. :)

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Private wedding
Tallahassee, Fl [map]

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Festival Cornouaille
Quimper
France [map]
We'll be in Quimper for this--probably dancing in the street and listening and jamming. :)

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Bass & Banjo duet at the Jim Crozier Band Show
Jim Crozier Band Show - 9:30 PM
American Legion Hall/Lake Ella
Tallahassee, fl [map]
Price: $5.00
Jim and I will play a couple banjo/bass duets at the beginning of the second set--about 9:30 PM. Although Jim and I played some duets on my Florida Banjo CD--this will be the first time we have ever played together live and in public! Be surprised at how wonderful bass and banjo go together. :) The next Jim Crozier Band Show will take place at the American Legion Hall, Lake Ella, on Friday, June 26. We bring out Alvin James and the Pretty Big Band with help from the Jones Brothers, the Summit Ladies Choir, and the Bone Dry Band.

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Mary Z. & Bob Cox - 10:00 AM
White Springs, FL [map]
Mary Z. & Bob Cox Please join us on the second floor of the Gift shop. 10-10:30 AM--Florida Banjo Demo 11:30-Noon--Banjos In History Demo 1-1:30 PM--Mountain and Galax Dulcimer Demo

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Mary Z. & Bob Cox - 6:00 PM
Price: festival ticket
Under the Oaks Stage/ 6:00 PM Mary Z. & Bob Cox Old time banjo, guitar, and dulcimer performance. :)

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Mary Z. & Bob Cox - 10:00 AM
White Springs, FL
USA [map]
Price: festival ticket
Mary Z. & Bob Cox Please join us on the second floor of the Gift shop. 10-10:30 AM--Florida Banjo Demo 11:30-Noon--Banjos In History Demo 1-1:30 PM--Mountain and Galax Dulcimer Demo

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Mary Z. & Bob Cox - 5:30 PM
White Springs, FL
USA [map]
Price: festival ticket
Old Marble Stage/5:30 PM Mary Z. & Bob Cox Old time banjo, guitar, and dulcimer performance. :)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Mary Z. & Bob Cox - 10-10:30 AM
White Springs, FL
USA [map]
Price: festival ticket
Mary Z. & Bob Cox Please join us on the second floor of the Gift shop. 10-10:30 AM--Florida Banjo Demo 11:30-Noon--Banjos In History Demo 1-1:30 PM--Mountain and Galax Dulcimer Demo

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Mary Z. & Bob Cox - 5:30 PM
White Springs [map]
Price: festival ticket
Mary Z. & Bob Cox Old time banjo, guitar, and dulcimer performance. :) Azalea Stage 5:30 PM

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Be A Banjo Star/Mary Z. Cox
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902
usa
1-800-365-5724 [map]
Be A Banjo Star: Continuing Clawhammer Banjo April 12-17 2009 Expand your repertoire of banjo tunes, while improving your technique and tone. We'll explore tunings beyond basic G, begin drop thumbing, and play together as a class to steady right hand rhythms and practice simple chordal back up. This is going to be great fun--the food and facilites are awesome at Campbell--and it will be a week of fun and banjo!) Contact John C. Campbell Folk School for free color catalog and registration.

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Drumming On the Edge of Banjo with Mary Z. Cox & Yazid - 7:30-10:30 PM
Tallahassee, FL
850-421-1559 [map]
Price: TBA
Two time Florida Banjo Champion, Mary Z. Cox, and African Caribbean drummer, Yazid, blend early Florida roots music in highly percussive rhythms for dancing and listening. Yazid (William Johnson) is a professional drummer and percussion instructor that plays regularly with several performance and dance groups all over Florida. His musical background ranges from professor of ethnomusicology at Florida State University to drummer for Marvin Gaye. Mary Z. Cox, banjo recording artist, plays banjo with her guitarist husband, Bob Cox, in concerts and workshops from coast to coast, and has also played for old time dances in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina for many dance groups. Mary Z. & Yazid are very pleased to introduce this new sound that draws from the not so diverse African/Caribbean and Southern banjo cultures. The banjo is, after all, a drum with strings. Yazid and Mary Z. are currently recording a “Drumming On the Edge of Banjo” CD which will hopefully be available in 2009. For more details: Contact Mary Allgire at (850) 421-1559 or by sending e-mail to: maryallgire@yahoo.com or mail to: TCFOOTD, P.O. Box 5992, Tallahassee, FL. 32314

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Mary Z. & Bob Cox - 2:00 PM
US Hwy 129 & Hwy 26
Trenton, FL 32693
USA [map]
Price: free
Suwannee Valley Quilt & Old Time Craft Festival http://thingstodo.msn.com/trenton-fl/events/show/86118279-suwannee-valley-quilt-old-time-craft-festival Mary Z. & Bob Cox play banjo, dulcimer & guitar at 2:00 PM--old time music and dancing in the afternnon. :)

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

Cracker Coffee House
7:00 PM
White Springs, FL 34432 [map]
Bob & I will be hosting the March 2009 Coffee House this year instead of February. (We will be in the Southern Caribbean in February) However, March is Bob's birthday month--so we will be celebrating folks with March birthdays as well as St. Patrick's Day. :)

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Doggone Dulcimer Weekend
Jekyll Island, GA [map]
Join us for a weekend of carefree camping, jamming, biking, etc at the Jekyll Island campground. Please book your own campsite--no structured activities. :)

Friday, November 14th, 2008

White Springs, FL 32096
usa
386-397-4478 [map]
Price: $85.00
Come experience and enjoy the Suwannee Dulcimer Retreat on November 14th and 15th, 2008 at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in historic White Springs, Florida. The weekend offers workshop sessions taught by foremost mountain, hammer dulcimer and autoharp players from throughout the United States. In addition, there will be concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:00 p.m. that will feature your favorite musicians. This year’s Mountain Dulcimer instructors include: Butch Ross, Bing Futch, Mary Z. Cox, Susan Boyer Haley, Aaron O’Rourke and David Beede. Hammered Dulcimer instructors include National performing artist Dan Landrum and Florida’s own Ray Belanger. Our Autoharp instructors are Nashville songwriter and performer Will Smith and our own Cheryl Belanger. The entire retreat costs $85.00, which includes entrance to both Friday and Saturday concerts and workshops. Evening concerts are open to the public for a fee of $10.00. Fees: $85.00 includes all Workshops, Concerts, Jams, Seminars and Discussion Groups. Contact: For more information, call 386-397-4478.

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

10:00 AM
Brevard, NC [map]

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Mary Z. & Bob Cox live at the Museum of Florida History - 5:00-8:00 PM
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
usa
850-245-6400 [map]
October 16, 2008 Mary Z. & Bob Cox at the Museum of Florida History 3rd Thursday - Extended hours for programs, tours, and entertainment. A local restaurant caters the food for $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. The History Shop is open. Times are 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Museum Main Gallery, free. Museum of Florida History R.A. Gray Building 500 South Bronough Street Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 (850) 245-6400

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Benefit Concert for cancer victim, Minie Brattain
The Green Room Living Center - 7 pm
1020 N. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
USA
222- 4521 [map]
Price: $5.00 donation for Minie
Carrie Hamby, with the Mayhaws, Cowlick. and Mary Z. Cox on her new banjo cello, and Charles Atkins

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

African/Carribean drumming
Drumming performance/demo - 12:00 PM
FSU Medical School Atrium
Tallahassee, FL 32312
USA [map]
Mary Z. with Yazid and drumming class demonstration and luncheon for Florida State University Medical School

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

July 27-August 2, 2008 Bob Cox, Ellen Sheppard, Gordy Cox and me will be refreshing ourselves at guitar week in the NC mountians this week. :)

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Be a Star, Play Banjo Workshop - 3PM
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902
USA [map]
Mary Z. Cox /Be a Star, Play Banjo Workshop June 29-July 5th 2008 Expand your repertoire of banjo tunes, while improving your basic technique and tone. We'll explore tunings beyond basic G, begin drop thumbing, and play together as a class to steady right hand rhythms and practice simple chordal back up. Take your beginning skills to new levels while joining the fun and camaraderie of the banjo life. Limited to twelve students. (This is going to be great fun--the food and facilites are awesome at Campbell--and it will be a week of fun and banjo!)

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Mary Z. & Bob Cox Porch Pickin"
Pickin' On the Porch
KOA EAST
Choctaw, OK 73020
USA
800-562-5076 [map]
Price: free
We'll be giving an informal front porch picking in the evening at the Oklahoma City KOA East. If you are in the area, stop by and sit on the porch for some old time banjo and guitar tunes with Mary Z. & Bob. We picked a few tunes at our campsite on the way to California and the owner hired us to play on the way to North Carolina. :)

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Mountain dulcimer workshop with Mary Z. Cox - 2:00 PM
Apple Mountain Music/ 10301 Comanche NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
USA
(505) 237-2048 [map]
Price: 35.00
Stretching with the Mountain Dulcimer on string band Favorites/ String Band Style: Novice/intermediate Mary Z. Cox, Instructor - Learn to "stretch" your playing with easy variations on "Chickens Crowin" at Midnight" and "Angeline", then will experiment with North Alabama fiddle tune, "Step Around Johnny" in an easy string band style with fun variations. Mary Z. won two first place competitions in 2006 playing this tune--and you can learn to play it too! Please come tuned in DAD. Register in advance (by June 1) and get a $5.00 gift certificate good towards any of Mary's CDs, Books, or T-shirts that afternoon. Sunday, June 22, 2008 2pm to 4 PM

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Creeping up the Neck on Clawhammer Banjo - 6:30 PM
Judy Muldawer's home
Albuquerque, NM
(505) 298-5589 [map]
Price: 35.00
Clawhammer Banjo Workshop/Mary Z. Cox Judy Muldawer's home inquiry@siliconheights.com Creeping up the Banjo Neck (Intermediate) Begin to play tunes up the neck in Double C. Get your fingers used to creeping past the 5th fret without music theory or stress! We´ll use this technique to learn Sally Ann, John Stinson´s #2 and Angeline. Come tuned in gCGCD. Add sparkle to your playing while having lots of fun. 6:30-8:30 PM workshop 8:30-9:30--stay and jam awhile with Bob and Mary. Register with Judy in advance and get a $5.00 gift certificate good towards any of Mary's CDs, Books, or T-shirts that evening.

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Mary Z. & Bob Cox Live In Albuquerque - 7:00PM
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Albuquerque, NM
USA [map]
Price: $15 general/ $12 members
Please join us for an evening of music and song in beautiful Albuquerque, NM. We choose our favorite traditional tunes and combine them with a stage show that features Mary Z's banjoholic and dulcermaniac activities for an entertaining acoustic concert suitable for all ages. :) Albuquerque's own "Hands Five" will be opening the show at 7:00 PM and we'll begin at 7:30 PM. We've heard the Southwest Pickers really know how to have a good time--so please come out for a fun evening. :) Check with Judy Muldawer for more details.

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Old Time Banjo Workshop - 2:00 PM
Coffee Gallery Backstage/2029 N. Lake
Altadena, CA 91001
USA
626-398-7917 [map]
Price: $45.00
Old Time Banjo Workshop - 2-5 PM Creeping up the Banjo Neck (Intermediate) Begin to play tunes up the neck in Double C. Get your fingers used to creeping past the 5th fret without music theory or stress! We´ll use this technique to learn Sally Ann, John Stinson´s #2 and Angeline. Come tuned in gCGCD. Add sparkle to your playing while having lots of fun! And we'll continue with "Snow Drop" in open C which is a fun tune--even if you've played for years! Snowdrop has become a popular contest tune on the East Coast and it is one of my most requested tunes for banjo workshops. Limited to 20 students.

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

Mary Z. & Bob Cox Live at Cal Tech - 8 PM
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125
USA [map]
Price: $15 general/ $5.00 Cal Tech stud
We are excited to return to Pasadena and see our California friends & the Cal Tech Folk Society. Please come and join us--we have lots of new tunes and it will be great fun. :)

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Florida Folk Festival - 8:00 AM
Stephen Foster State Park
White, FL 32096
USA
1-877-635-3655 [map]
Mary Z. & Bob Cox at Florida Folk Festival 2008 Date: May 23rd through May 25th, 2008. Gates open at 8:00 a.m. Description: Enjoy the diversity of Florida´s culture and history when its residents share their food, music, dance, stories, crafts and work life. Visit Seminole family camp, watch the state fiddling contest and savor ethnic food and church supper favorites. Pets are not allowed.

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Mary Z. & Bob Cox at Willfest - 12:00pm
Withlacoochee Campground
Dunnellon, FL 34432 [map]
Price: $
Send check and self-addressed, stamped envelope to: The Will McLean Foundation 2023 Palmetto Lane, Dunnellon, FL 34432 Phone: (352) 465-7208. (Order Tickets Online) ADMISSION BEFORE MARCH 2 $25 Weekend advance ticket $25 At gate: $30 Sat. $18 Sun. $15 Children under 12 free Camping hookup: $15.00 per night. Rough camping: $10.00. First come, first served. Spend a weekend camping and listening to great Florida Music,or come for a beautiful day!

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

Mary Z. & Bob Cox/February Celebrations! - 7:00pm
White Springs, FLORIDA 32096
386-397-1920 [map]
Price: $
FIRST SATURDAY COFFEEHOUSE Bob & I will be hosting the February Coffee House again in February. We celebrate all month February in Tallahassee and hope you'll join us in White Springs for some wonderful entertainment and a celebration of all February birthdayers! If you'd like to perform--please sign up with Larry Hoover in the auditorium by 6:45 PM. Last year--we had awesome performers from California to the Outer Banks of NC and many places in between. And--MaryZ usually celebrates her birthday by bringing her own chocolate cake to share with the audience and performers! Hope you can come--it is a really fun evening! Date: Saturday, February 2, 2008. 7:00 p.m. Description: Songs, stories, music or poetry may be performed at this open stage night held in the park auditorium. Coffee and desserts available for sale. Fees: This event is free! Contact: For more information, call 386-397-4331.

Friday, January 11th, 2008

SUWANNEE DULCIMER RETREAT
SUWANNEE DULCIMER RETREAT - 8:00pm
us 41
White Springs, FL 32096
386-397-4478 [map]
Price: $85.00
Date(s): 1/11 to 1/12 2008 SUWANNEE DULCIMER RETREAT January 11 & 12, 2008 Fee: $85.00

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

House concert/banjo & dulcimer workshops - 8:00pm
1948 Belgrade Ave
Charleston, SC 29407
843-571-3857 [map]
Price: $15.00
Hello, Bob and I will be visiting Charleston on Saturday, December 8 and will give a small concert Saturday evening at the Hungry Monk music store. I'll also be giving clawhammer banjo and mountain dulcimer workshops during the day on Saturday. :) If you live anywhere near Charleston, please consider joining us for the day--it will be lots of fun and a chance to learn a few new tunes and technique on banjo and dulcimer. Here are the workshop descriptions: Old Time Banjo Workshop - 9 to 11am - $40 Creeping up the Banjo Neck (Intermediate) Begin to play tunes up the neck in Double C or Double D tuning. Get your fingers used to creeping past the 5th fret without music theory or stress! We

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

19th Annual NGFDA Fall Festival - 12:00pm
Unicoi State Park & Lodge
Helen, GA [map]
Price: $
November 15-18, 2007. Stop by and say hello at our booth at the Vendor Fair. We'll have T-shirts, CDs, Tab books and there's always lots of picking in the Vendor area. :)

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Mary Z. & Bob Cox/concerts/workshops - 8:00pm
White Springs, FLORIDA
1-877-635-3655 [map]
Price: $
FRIDAY: Mary Z. & Bob Cox (concert) 4:00-4:30 PM Under the Oaks Saturday Dulcimer Jam (all dulcimers and old time instruments welcome) 1-2 PM Jam Tent Mary Z & Bob Cox concert 4:30-5:00 PM Old Marble Stage Sunday Mary Z & Bob Cox concert 12:30 PM Under the Oaks 55TH ANNUAL FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL Date: Friday, November 9th, 2007 to Sunday, November 11th, 2007. Description: The 55th Annual Florida Folk Festival will include combining the festival with the park

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

Old Time Music Competition
Halloweenfest In Transylvania County! - 10:00am
Down town
Brevard, NC [map]
Price: $

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

Banjo Dreamin' Suwannee Nights with Fall Quilt Show - 9:00am
P.O. Drawer G
White Springs, FL 32906
386-397-1920 [map]
Price: $
Come join the fun! View the quilts and hear the clawhammer banjo, guitar and mountain dulcimer music of Mary Z. & Bob Cox at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center on the historic Suwannee River, October 20th along with the RIVER QUILT SHOW AND SALE Date: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20. 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 21. Description: SUWANNEE RIVER QUILT SHOW AND SALE

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

radio talk show - 8:00pm
Price: $
Please tune in Sunday night on your computer. This is a fun show and you can even call in and talk. Why? Because I'd really enjoy hearing from you--this is my first time on live radio on BanjoTalk. :) Because if you do, you're in a drawing to win fingerpicks and a banjo! Hey--even if you clawhammer--haven't you secretly wanted to try on a pair of those picks just for kix? There will be a drawing for a set of Perfect Touch Banjo Picks on this weeks show. Details to be announced during show. We are also starting a contest for a Recording King RK-R20 banjo beginning June 17 and ending with a random drawing on July 29 when Greg Rich and company will be on the show. Listen to the show for details on this. 8-9 PM Eastern Standard Time 7-8 PM Central Standard Time David tapes these shows and puts them on podcast--if you call in and ask a question or just say "hello"--you can download the free podcast later and see what you sound like on the air. :)

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

Johnny's house
Cox Family reunion and Ma Cox's 90th birthday - 12:00pm
Raleigh, NC [map]
Price: $
Contact Linda Ives for details.

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Mary Z. Cox & Bob Cox - 8:00am
White Springs, FLORIDA 32096 [map]
Price: $
Direct from Tallahassee, Florida MARY Z. COX & BOB COX (performance & workshops/clawhammer banjo, mountain dulcimer and guitar) FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL Date: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 25 through May 27, 2007. Gates open at 8:00 a.m. Description: Enjoy the diversity of Florida

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

St Paul United Methodist Church
Mary Z. Cox & Bob Cox concert - 7:00pm
8264 Lone Star Road
Jacksonville, FLORIDA 32211 [map]
Price: $5.00
River City Dulcimers and Friends/ St. Paul United Mehodist Church and Bruce Ford are hosting our Jax concert. Mary Z. & Bob Cox on old time banjo, mountian dulcimer and guitar. :) Contact Bruce at: bwf@everythingdulcimer.com for full details. Come early for River City Dulcimers welcoming tunes! Hope to see you there!

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Suwannee Banjo Camp - 12:15pm
410 S. E. Oleno Park Road
High Springs, FL 32643
386-454-1853 [map]
Price: $290.00
Suwannee Banjo Camp www.suwanneebanjocamp.com Hands-on classes, demonstrations and concerts, featuring some of the best players and teachers around. Dates: March 16-18, 2006 Place: O

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Will Mclean Festival - 12:00pm
Seratoma Youth Ranch
Dade City, FL [map]
Price: $
Mary Z.& Bob Cox (workshops and concert) March 9, 10, 11--2007 March 12th is Bob's Birthday!

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Concert Series - 7:30pm
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 [map]
Price: $
Mary Z. & Bob Cox February 23, 2007 7:30pm Admission: Free, donations welcome Location: Community Room, Keith House Old time music with banjo, guitar & mountain dulcimer http://ats.maryzcox.com/press.html

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

Be A Star, Play Banjo Workshop - 12:00am
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 [map]
Price: $
February 18-24, 2007 Expand your repertoire of banjo tunes, while improving your basic technique and tone. We'll explore tunings beyond basic G, begin drop thumbing, and play together as a class to steady right hand rhythms and practice simple chordal back up. Take your beginning skills to new levels while joining the fun and camaraderie of the banjo life. Limited to twelve students. (This is going to be great fun--the food and facilites are awesome at Campbell--and it will be a week of fun and banjo!)

Saturday, February 3rd, 2007

Old time banjo, mountain dulcimer, & hammered dulcimer workshop - 10:00am
White Springs, FLORIDA 32096
386-397-1920 [map]
Price: $20
The spring festival season is coming and many folks have asked me, "Are you going to give more get-warmed-up workshops?" Well, here's workshops in old time banjo, mountain dulcimer, plus a new hammered dulcimer workshop with our friend, Ellen Sheppard. Get your fingers moving before you head out to those spring camps and festivals. Join us for the workshops and stay on for the Cracker Coffeehouse Saturday evening. Don

Saturday, February 3rd, 2007

Cracker Coffee House - 7:00pm
P.O. Drawer G
White Springs, FL 32906
386-397-4331 [map]
Price: $
Mary Z.& Bob Cox are your hosts for the Cracker Coffee House in White Springs, Florida on the historic Suwannee River. February is the month of groundhogs, birthdays, romance, and mystery--please join us for a fun evening. :)

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Cracker Coffee House - 8:00pm
White Springs, FLORIDA 32096
386-397-1920 [map]
Price: $
Mary Z. & Bob Cox are your hosts for the Cracker Coffee House in White Springs, Florida on the historic Suwanee River. February is the month of groundhogs, birthdays, romance, and mystery--please join us for a fun evening. :) Larry Hoover at Stephen Foster for more information http://www.floridastateparks.org/stephenfoster/Events.cfm

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
4th annual Craft Rendezvous - 10:00am
PO Box G
White Springs, FLORIDA 32096
386-397-1920 [map]
Price: $
Bob and I will be demonstrating old time banjo, mountain dulcimer and guitar at our CD, book & T-shirt booth at the craft rendezvous in the auditorium. It was great fun last year--come out and meet the demonstrators and artists for a fun day! There is a silent auction to benefit the Craft Cabins. Contact Kelli Pipkins for more information: 386-397-1920 KelliPipkins@dep.state.fl.us

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

SUWANNEE DULCIMER RETREAT
SUWANNEE DULCIMER RETREAT - 8:00pm
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
WHITE SPRINGS, FL
386-397-4478 [map]
Price: $85.00
Date(s): 1/11 to 1/12 2008 SUWANNEE DULCIMER RETREAT January 11 & 12, 2008 Fee: $85.00

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Tallahassee Friends Of Old Time Dance
Screech Malone Band - 7:30pm
Monroe Street?Senior Center
Fl
850) 421-1559 [map]
Price: $5.00
TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY FRIENDS OF OLD-TIME DANCE Next Dance : Friday December 8 th at 7:30 PM The Screech Malone Band(guest banjoist/Mary Z. Cox) with calling by Richard Hopkins Tallahassee Senior Center

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Suwannee Dulcimer Retreat - 12:00am
White Springs, FL [map]
Price: $
December 1-2 2006 More details coming soon.

Friday, November 17th, 2006

North Georgia Foothills Dulcimer Association Fall Festival - 12:00am
Helen, GGeorgia [map]
Price: $
November 17-20, 2005 - NGFDA Fall Festival - Helen, GA More details soon.

Saturday, November 4th, 2006

Barberville Festival
30th Annual Fall Country Jamoree - 9:00am
Barberville, FL [map]
Price: $
November 4-5 - 30th Annual Fall Country Jamboree Come celebrate with us during this two-day festival - our most popular event of the year! Florida pioneer life is demonstrated through the folk arts, lifestyles and early industries. More than 100 artisans and craftsmen. Activities for adults and children. Florida musicians and storytellers provide continuous performances. Juried arts and crafts show. Corn boil, BBQ, Fish fry, Bean soup and more Florida Cracker foods for sale. Free parking and shuttle service from nearby lots. Saturday 9am - 5pm. Sunday 9am - 4pm. Admission: Adults $5.00. Children 16 and under FREE!

Friday, October 13th, 2006

OPPAGGA's Southern Style Luncheon
United Way Benefit Luncheon - 11:15am
Pepper building
Tallahassee, Fl 32301 [map]
Price: $
Mary Z. and Bob Cox will entertain with a 3o minute set for OPPAGA's United Way fund raising event. All proceeds from this luncheon and performance go to United Way. Tickets are available for purchase to everyone in the Pepper Building. I do not know if the Luncheon can accommodate more. (There are several hundred in the building and this is a popular event) Here is the contact information to inquire about tickets. Kelley M. Seeger Legislative Policy Analyst Florida Legislature Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability 111 W. Madison St., Suite 312 Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475 Phone: (850) 487-9214 Fax: (850) 487-9213

Saturday, October 7th, 2006

Beginning Mountain Dulcimer & Old Time Banjo Workshops - 10:00am

386-397-1920 [map]
Price: $20 per class
Beginning Mountain Dulcimer and Old Time Banjo Workshops with Mary Z. and Bob Cox Time: Saturday, October 7, 2006 from 10:00 AM--12:00 Noon (Mountain Dulcimer) and 1:30--3:30 PM (Old Time Banjo) Place: Craft Square Cabin # 1 at the Stephen Foster State Park in White Springs, Florida (on the Suwannee River) http://www.floridastateparks.org/stephenfoster Registration: Call the Craft Square at 386-397-1920 to register and pay class fee. Come to the workshops and stay on for the Cracker Coffeehouse that evening. Don

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Florida Folk Festival 2006 - 12:00am
White Springs, FL [map]
Price: $
Memorial Day weekend 2006

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

Spring Fling - 5:00pm
Tallahassee, FL [map]
Price: $
Private Party

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Florida Old Time Championships - 12:00am
Dade City, FL [map]
Price: $
Special guest, Bob Carlin

Friday, March 10th, 2006

Will Mclean Festival - 8:00pm
Sertoma Youth Ranch
Brooksville, FL [map]
Price: $
Experience Florida Folk Music Attend the 2006 Festival - March 10th, 11th and 12th 2006 at Sertoma Youth Ranch, Brooksville, Florida Location and Motel Info (On-Site Camping) Will McLean, "Father of Florida Folk" Greeting from Foundation President Entertainment by Florida's best songwriters and singers 7 miles west of Dade City & 1 1/2 miles east of I-75 on County Road 41 at Exit 60 Florida Songwriting Contest Contest Winners Announced Covered listening areas Demonstrations, workshops Arts, crafts Poetry, storytelling Florida Cracker foods Bring your lawn chairs Music rain or shine Door prizes

Sunday, February 19th, 2006

Be a Star, Play Banjo/continuing banjo class - 12:00am
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 [map]
Price: $
February 19-25, 2006 Expand your repertoire of banjo tunes, while improving your basic technique and tone. We'll explore tunings beyond basic G, begin drop thumbing, and play together as a class to steady right hand rhythms and practice simple chordal back up. Take your beginning skills to new levels while joining the fun and camaraderie of the banjo life. Limited to twelve students. (This is going to be great fun--the food and facilites are awesome at Campbell--and it will be a week of fun and banjo!)

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

St. Simon's on the Sound
Advent concert - 7:00pm
Fort Walton, Fl [map]
Price: $
Advent concert with Christmas tunes in the Chapel with the Sheppards and John Zapola and guest artist, Mary Z. Cox. (on banjo)

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center
Suwannee Old Time Music Weekend - 12:00am
P.O. Drawer G
White Springs, FL 32906
1-386-397 [map]
Price: $100
Suwannee Old Time Music Weekend December 2-4, 2005 At The Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park White Springs, Florida The weekend features workshops taught by nationally renowned musicians: Mary Z. Cox

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

Unicoi State Park Lodge
Fall Festival - 12:00pm
Helen, GA [map]
Price: $
November 17-20, 2005 North Georgia Foothills Dulcimer Association's Fall Festival. Members only. For information: Peggy Martin (770) 974-1980

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

Litchgate House
Litchgate Candlelight Concert - 7:00pm
High Road
Tallahassee, FL
850-656-1148 [map]
Price: $
Candlelight concert with Mary Z. and Bob Cox at the Litchgate House. Old time banjo, mountain dulcimer, and guitar. Celebrate Laura Jepson's birthday with an evening of music and friends at her old homeplace. :) Contact Bob Jones RJones@dos.state.fl.us 850-656-1148 or Jody Taylor 850-442-4451

Friday, October 7th, 2005

Banjo camp - 3:00pm
St. Petersburg, FL [map]
Price: TBA
October 7-9, 2005 Three day Acoustic Music Camp with free weekend camping. Close your eyes and play the banjo. :)

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Jekyll Island
Peach Jam - 12:00pm
GA [map]
Price: $
September 29-October 2, 2005 North Georgia Foothills Dulcimer Association Peach Jam. For information contact: Peggy Martin (770) 974-1980

Saturday, September 3rd, 2005

Coffee House Hosts - 7:00pm
White Springs, FL [map]
Price: $
Mary Z. and Bob Cox host the September Coffee House. September 3 is also our wedding anniversary, so expect a romantic theme this month. contact Larry Hoover for details: Larry Hoover, Assistant Programs Director Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park White Springs, Florida (386) 397-4478 Lawrence.Hoover@dep.state.fl.us

Saturday, June 4th, 2005

Mary Z. Cox Stretching With the Dulcimer Workshop - 1:00pm
White Springs, FL [map]
Price: $10
Mountain dulcimer players alert! Saturday, June 4, 2005 /1:00-3:00 PM Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center proudly presents. Stretching With the Dulcimer Workshop with Mary Z. Cox Learn to take a simple tune in DAD and stretch it to make it shine at a jam. Need a rest from music theory? This is the fun class for novice/intermediate pickers to learn: John Lover's Gone, Chickens Crowin

Saturday, May 28th, 2005

Mary Z. & Bob Cox Live At the Crimson Moon - 8:00pm
Dahlonega, GA [map]
Price: $8
Direct from Tallahassee, Florida, the Crimson Moon features banjo and dulcimer player Mary Z. Cox, accompanied by her husband, Bob, on guitar, and Jezebel the basset hound. (the canine metronone) While we often think of the banjo as an integral part of a bluegrass band, in Mary's hands, it deserves to be up front and center. In the liner notes from her most recent album, "A Secret Life of Banjo", she talks about how in jam sessions and old time dances, the keys and tunes are chosen to fit the repertoire of the fiddler and the rhythm of the dance. But when she plays on her own, she can slip into tunings that take advantage of all of the versatility of the banjo. She goes on to say, "I believe the banjo has a unique voice when played by itself that is lost in a group session." At this show, you will hear both the fine solo banjo and the wonderful interplay of the banjo and Bob's excellent guitar work. You will also hear them play some exquisite mountain dulcimer/guitar duets that range from the haunting "Cold Rain and Snow" to the exotic "Spanish Fandango." She selects an outstanding assortment of songs and tunes.

Saturday, April 9th, 2005

Cal Tech Concert at Dabney Hall - 8:00pm
Price: $15
Call 1-888-222-5832

Sunday, April 3rd, 2005

Old Time Banjo Worshop - 2:00pm
2029 N Lake
Altadena, CA 91001 [map]
Price: $20
Old Time Banjo Duet Workshop Learn the melody and a harmony to James Bland's 1879 banjo tune, "Golden Slippers." For double the fun, bring a banjo buddy and learn together. Just right for novice/intermediate level and up banjo players. Come already tuned in: gCGCD. (2 hour workshop) If you can play a couple tunes and read simple tab or play by ear--you can do this!

Saturday, March 19th, 2005

Dulcimer Days - 12:00am
Lumpkin, GA [map]
Price: $

Saturday, March 12th, 2005

Will Mclean Festival - 12:00am
Seratoma Youth Ranch
Dade City, FL [map]
Price: $25 weekend at the gate
Florida Festival celebrating the music of Will McLean and Florida. The Will McLean Foundation P.O.Box 3435, Dunnellon, FL 34430-3435 Phone: (352) 465-7208.

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

Craft Rendezvous - 10:00am
White Springs, FL [map]
Price: $
Look for Mary Z. and Bob Cox demonstrating clawhammer banjo, Appalachian dulcimer, and guitar on a porch in the Folk Life Cabin area between 10-4. This is the kick off event for the Park's craft and music demostrators at Stephen Foster. Hope to see you there!