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Mary Flower 

Folk Series Offer
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017
7:30PM
$15 - 30
2017 09 22 Mary Flower
Mary Flower (born Mary Eileen Johnson) was raised in Delphi, the sixth child of Myron and Eileen Johnson who owned the Delphi Citizen newspaper. Now a resident of Portland, Oregon, Mary (and some of her siblings) will return to the hometown for this reunion concert.
Flower is internationally known and an award-winning picker, singer/songwriter and teacher who relocated from Denver to the vibrant music scene in Portland in 2004. She continues to please crowds and critics at folk festivals and concert stages domestically and abroad, including Merlefest, Kerrville, King Biscuit, Prairie Home Companion, and the Calgary Folk Festival.
Flower was a finalist in 2000 and 2002 at the National Fingerpicking Guitar Championship (Top 3 both years, and the only woman); a nominee in 2008 and 2012 for a Blues Foundation Blues Music Award; and a 2011 Portland Muddy Award winner. Flower embodies a luscious and lusty mix of rootsy, acoustic-blues guitar and vocal styles that span a number of idioms – from Piedmont to the Mississippi Delta, with stops in ragtime, swing, folk and hot jazz.
Here's what the critics say...
— "Plays the blues with the soul and wit they were created to be played with… shows an intimacy with the music that’s felt by few."   – Vintage Guitar
— "Superlative…such a high level of proficiency that your heart will beat faster and your blood race. [Misery Loves Company]... One of the Top 10 roots albums of 2011, no question about it."   – Downbeat

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