Billy In the Lowground (gCDCD)

from by Mary Z Cox

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Many years ago I learned this tune in Tallahassee. Back then there were no distinctions between bluegrass, old time, folk & country. Everyone just played the tunes together. Bob Langston & Max Tillman were the predominant fiddlers in the area then and many of the tunes everyone played in jam sessions came from their repretoires. I'm pretty sure Bob Langston introduced "Billy In the LowGround" to Tallahassee in the key of C. The A part and the B part both go from C to Am. Over the years, many bluegrass musicians have recorded this tune but they usually go to F in the B part instead of Am. But I decided to record it in the way I first learned it & Tim fiddled it that way too.


from Good Morning Banjo, released March 12, 2017



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Mary Z Cox Tallahassee, Florida

Mary Z is a third generation Floridian , banjo champion & banjoholic . Hear her music on Pandora radio, iTunes, NPR, BBC, Thistle & Shamrock, Banjohangout, and radio stations worldwide.
Mary's banjo music has been chosen to soundtrack in an upcoming Hunger Games movie, as well as documentaries on the Canadian goldrush and immigration.
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