Friday, March 24, 2006

Florida Old Time Championships

Bob and I will be heading down to Dade City next weekend for the Florida Old Time Championships. See you there!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Here's Gordon Cox again--this time holding my gourd banjo. This is the banjo that I used to record the duet on "Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss" on Banjo Dreamin' Suwannee Nights. :) Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Mommy of Gord of Vanilla Funk :)

Gordon Cox (sound engineer on Banjo Dreamin' Suwannee Nights) and Bob Cox (with Ken Miller guitar) February 2006 Posted by Picasa Posted by Picasa

Different banjo with Gordy Cox

If you'd like to hear some very different clawhammer banjo--I recorded an experimental track for my son, Gordon Cox. If you go to his Myspace web site at:
Listen to his tune--"Self Control"
That is the one with the banjo track.
Please be advised that his site would be rated R or X if it was a movie--so don't go if you are easily offended or faint of heart.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

John C. Campbell banjo camp/February 2006 Posted by Picasa

Winder Slide Podcast

The Katywompus String Band just put up a podcast of \"Winder Slide\" (Joe LaRose) that is on our new CD, \"Banjo Dreamin' Suwannee Nights.\"

They will also be printing the old time banjo and mountain dulcimer tabs to Winder Slide in the Spring Issue of Studio Magazine. $sessionid$CRG4RXAAAA5JPTZENUFETIWPERWRJPX0

Best wishes always,
Mary Z. Cox

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Banjo Tab book ready

17 Simple banjo tabs to the 16 tunes on Banjo Dreamin' Suwannee Nights CD, plus an extra tab for the gourd banjo.
Historical and playing notes plus antique photos and pictures.
Great for rainy afternoons--learn a couple of tunes and add your own embellishments. Several tunes in a dreamy low A tuning.
Available at:

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

cigar box banjos/then and now

Cigar box banjo photo from 1891
(Florida Photo Archives) and a modern cigar box banjo (Mary Z. Cox picking her new banjo on the Suwannee River/ 2006 Fanning Springs,Fl

Monday, March 13, 2006

Happy Birthday, Bob Cox

Sunday was Bob's birthday and here he is playing mainstage at the Will McLean festival. Poor guy--he doesn't even get a day off on his birthday.
He did get a new tie dye t-shirt to wear on stage, though. :)
He sure does a pretty lead on Tam Lin. :)
photo by our friend, Abby Z.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Lots o' banjos

Chip, Tish, Mary Z. & Bob jammin' at the John C. Campbell folk school. Look at the banjos in the background--yes--they are are all Cedar Mountain banjos that Lo Gordon let us try out. :)
Photo by Brad Rine.

Monday, March 06, 2006


It's ready--new banjo CD and tab book.
Go to my web page to hear audio sound samples .
Bob Cox and Ellen Sheppard are on guitars and Mary Z. on banjos.
Russel Sparkman took the photo for the front cover, and Gordon Cox did much of the mixing and recording.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Will McLean Festival

Enjoy the best Florida acoustic music!
Noon Friday March 10- Sunset Sunday March 12, 2006
7 miles West of Dade City, Florida
Call 352-465-7208 for tickets and camping info
or visit their web page at:

Bob and I will be performing Saturday and Sunday. There are all kinds of one hour workshops (I'll be doing one on banjo)
This is a very friendly festival with lots of good jamming, performances, workshops and a pretty campground with shade trees.

Hope to see you there.

the road to Brasstown

We passed through a higher section on the road that was a beautiful frosted forest.

More pics of banjo camp!

Love banjos and banjo folks! Posted by Picasa