mary flower

mary flower


World-renowned for her intricately syncopated Piedmont fingerpicking style as well as her own deeply bluesy lap-slide guitar and springwater clear vocals, Mary Flower is the only woman to twice finish in the top three at the National Fingerpicking Guitar Championship.


Working in both the intricately syncopated Piedmont fingerpicking style and her own deeply bluesy lap-slide guitar, Mary Flower has earned raves from critics and audiences alike for her springwater-clear vocals and guitar mastery. As the only woman in history to twice place in the top three at the legendary national Fingerpicking Guitar Championships, and with six critically acclaimed CDs and three instructional DVDs to her credit, Flower is in demand for festivals, concerts and guitar workshops on both sides of the Atlantic.

Flower's elegant, inventive playing on vintage guitars-- rooted in the sounds of classic blues-- makes her one of a mere handful of women guitarists admired for their instrumental prowess. With four decades of experience behind her, Flower is at the top of her game, with appearances on Prairie Home Companion and E-Town and teaching at prestigious workshops like International Guitar Seminars and Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch. A longtime resident of Denver who built a strong following with the cult group The Mother Folkers, Flower moved to Portland, Oregon in 2004.


Instrumental Breakdown
Released: 2006

Bywater Dance
Released: 2005

Ragtime Gal
Released: 2003

Released: 2001

Honey From the Comb
Released: 1999

Rosewood and Steel
Released: 1997

Blues Jubilee
Released: 1994

High Heeled Blues
Released: 1991

Set List

high energy fingerpicking blues and ragtime oriented guitar with vocals and lap slide guitar.