Flower Pickin’ with Mary Flower

If you don't stream MPR's Radio Heartland, you missed Mike Pengra's recent interview with blues guitarist Mary Flower.


Mary Flower

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Mary Flower's new album is titled "Misery Loves Company." In it she stripped down the production and tried to return to the basics: just her, a guitar, and a neighbor. In this case, the neighbors are literally just that - all musician friends from the Portland, Oregon area who took turns playing duos with Mary throughout the album.

Flower is an expert at finger picking on guitar, particularly the "Piedmont" style of finger picking. She says it's a style that isn't being held up by the new performers of today.

You can check out Flower's interview - and her in-studio performance - by clicking on the link below:

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