From the recording JWF Blues Compilation 2023 - No Stoppin' the Blues
An internationally known and award-winning picker, singer/songwriter and teacher, the Midwest native relocated from Denver to the vibrant Portland, Oregon music scene in in 2004. She continues to please crowds and critics at folk festivals, teaching seminars and concert stages domestically and abroad, that include Merlefest, Kerrville, King Biscuit, Prairie Home Companion and the Vancouver Folk Festival, among many.
A finalist in 2000 and 2002 at the National Finger Picking Guitar Championship, a nominee in 2008, 2012 and 2016 for a Blues Foundation Blues Music Award, and many times a Cascade Blues Assn. 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.
Flower’s 11 recordings, including her four for Memphis’ famed Yellow Dog Records — Bywater Dance, Instrumental Breakdown, Bridges and Misery Loves Company — show a deep command of and love for folk and blues string music. For Flower, it’s never about re-creation. Her dedication to the art form is a vital contribution to America’s music.
"See See Rider" from the album Livin' with the BLUES AGAIN
Mary Flower: lead vocals, guitar, lap slide guitar
Suzy Thompson: harmony vocals, fiddle
Lisa Leuschner: harmony vocal
Dwayne Morgan, James Morgan, Walter Morgan Jr. (The Sons of the Soul Revivers): harmony vocals
Aki Kumar: harmonica
Jim Pugh: Piano
Kid Anderson: string bass
Produced by Mary Flower and Jim Pugh
Recorded by Christoffer "Kid" Anderson at Greaseland U.S.A. early 2019
except "Livin With The Blues Again" recorded at the Secret Society, Portland, OR by Jordan Leff
Mastering: Tim Gennert
(c) Mary Flower 2019 all rights reserved