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Mar 19, 2020 - 5:44:38 PM
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Covid-19 Virus & Indie Musicians & Mary Z

1 Day only --Tomorrow Friday March 20th--Midnight to Midnight--Bandcamp is not charging a fee to the artists for anything you download. To make this deal even sweeter--I'm offering my entire Bandcamp digital discography collection for 25 % off--all 11cds & 3 singles.  BUT its ONE DAY ONLY STARTING AT MIDNIGHT. Here's the Link !

Message from Bandcamp--We recognize that plenty of music fans are also seeing their livelihoods disrupted by this virus, but if you’re lucky enough to be in a position to spare some funds (or find yourself in that position in the coming months), please consider sharing your good fortune by buying music and merchandise directly from artists on Bandcamp. This Friday, March 20th, Bandcamp’s share of sales will also go to the artists and labels you choose to support, and as always, it will reach them in 24-48 hours.

Friends & family--please consider sharing this offer on your social media pages to your pals who may enjoy having some good banjo & beyond music to listen to around the house. :) Lots of fiddle/banjo and string band music to dance to around the house too .

If you have been wanting to order my 11 cds in a download form (and there are 3 singles too )--Tomorrow would be a good time .


Hope you are safe and healthy at this time and are playing your banjos and learning new tunes.

Tallahassee is pretty much shut down--public schools closed, FSU closed, bars & clubs closed, restaurants take out only, all festivals and events cancelled or postponed, all fitness classes and gyms closed, many office buildings closed and folks sent home to work remotely, state campgrounds closed.

But--Bob & I are healthy--although Bob is in a high risk category--so he is staying in alot & I'm running the errands around town. Actually--I've just been to grocery stores and the post office to mail out cd & book orders (thank you) and have been very proud of Tallahasseeans--everyone seems to know the CDC guidelines & just follow them politely without being asked. Everyone seems healthy--but everyone spreads out in line in social distancing and waits his/her turn. The grocery shelves are pretty empty--but folks just take one or two items and no fighting. There is no such thing as toilet paper, household bleach or rubbing alcohol on the shelves.

And I'm finding that its good I remember how to cook from scratch. And I live in a safe neighborhood where its perfectly fine to walk your dog or kids :) My old basset hound, Elvis is not particularly pleased--because I've stepped up his daily walks & Bob was not all that pleased when I bought us matching yellow cleaning gloves and he will have to pitch in some with the housework :) But he is starting to pitch in :) And of course--I can stop and play banjo and dulcimer.

Love and Blessings to all,

Mary Z Cox


Mar 27, 2020 - 10:20:42 AM
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Howdy Miss Mary. Glad things are going relatively smooth down in Tallahassee. Everything is about the same here in the Dothan area. Folks are pretty much taking everything in stride, helping their elderly neighbors, being patient in the grocery stores, etc. I'm just now getting started (again) on the banjo, leaning more toward 2 finger thumb lead. Now that I'm stuck working at home (although I question whether "work" is accurate) I have no excuse for not jumping in neck deep trying to learn OT banjo. Hope you stay safe, Miss Mary, along with your husband and Elvis.

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