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Live Music Friday: Mary Flower

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Scott Pohl
Mary Flower performing in WKAR's Studio S. She appears tonight at 6 p.m. at the Michigan BluesFest in Old Town Lansing, and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Franke Center for the Arts in Marshall.

The Michigan BluesFest returns to Lansing this weekend, and our Live Music Friday guest is Mary Flower, in town from Portland, Oregon to perform tonight. We also talk with organizer Terry Terry about this year’s BluesFest.

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Tonight and Saturday, the Michigan BluesFest is back in Old Town Lansing. One of the featured performers is our Live Music Friday guest. Mary Flower performs tonight at 6 p.m.

Mary is renowned for her finger-style and lap slide guitar playing, earning praise in Downbeat magazine and at numerous competitions. She’s also a respected teacher of guitar, with a camp for guitarists in her home state of Oregon and a series of instructional DVDs.

We also talk about the festival with organizer Terry Terry.

Scott Pohl is a general assignment news reporter and produces news features and interviews. He is also an alternate local host on NPR's "Morning Edition."
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