25 January 2012

Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer to Release "Rockin' the Uke"

GRAMMY® Award winners Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer explore the versatility of the ukulele as they travel through swing, blues, old time country, folk and original songs on their new CD Rockin’ the Uke. From Django inspired solos to lush harmony singing, the duo's consummate musicianship is matched by their enthusiasm for what this little instrument can do. Self-released on Community Music, Inc. (CMCD #205) Rockin' the Uke is great music for all ages. ( www.cathymarcy.com)
Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer are a formidable powerhouse of sound with a repertoire of swing, folk, old-time country and original music. Their superb harmonies are backed by instrumental virtuosity on the guitar, banjo, mandolin, cello banjo, percussion and now – the Ukulele. Top it off with a witty stage presence and warm audience rapport and you have wonderful music and fine entertainment.

Cathy Fink is a key figure in American music. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Cathy got her professional start in 1973 at the Yellow Door coffeehouse having moved to Montreal at the height of the folk revival. Singer, songwriter, producer, engineer, banjo picker, guitar player and community activist, Cathy Fink lives an eclectic career in the music industry and beyond. She is not only well known as half of the GRAMMY® winning duo, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, but for her volunteer efforts and activism within the music industry and on behalf of issues and organizations that care about children.
MARCY MARXER is a multi-instrumentalist, studio musician, performer, songwriter and producer with 30 years of experience and a shelf of impressive awards. She is playing her own signature Kala Ukulele on Rockin' the Uke. Marcy's playing spans a variety of styles- swing rhythm and lead, bluegrass, old time, Celtic finger-picking, folk finger-picking and some of the most tasteful backup you can hear. The C.F. Martin Co. honored Marcy with her own signature model guitar, the MC3H which she helped design. She  plays mandolin, bouzouki, hammered dulcimer, Latin percussion, banjos, penny-whistle and flutes and of course, the beloved ukulele with equal ease..

Rockin The Uke Celebration and 
Cathy, Marcy, or the Duet Performances:
Feb. 15 – Ram's Head Tavern, Annapolis, MD - with Special Guest Victoria Vox
Feb. 17 & 18 – ADCA Retreat w/Children’s Choral Directors of Washington, Providence, RI
Feb. 20 – Sing To Your Baby & More, Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington, D.C.
Feb. 24 – “Sing Out For Justice!” w/The Temple Choirs, Temple Sinai, Washington, D.C.
Mar. 02 – Ten Pound Fiddle, Lansing, MI
Mar. 03 – City Of East Lansing, East Lansing, MI
Elderly Instruments Workshop, Lansing, MI
March 18 – Rockin’ the Uke CD Release Celebration at Jammin’ Java, Vienna, VA
April 09-10 – Berkelee College of Music, Boston, MA (Private Event)
April 20 – Riderwood Village, Silver Spring, MD
June 07-10 – Midwest Banjo Camp, Olivet, MI Midwest Banjo Camp
June 17-22 – Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp, Maryville, TN
June – 23-24: Old Songs Festival, Altamont, NY
July14 – Old Time Banjo Festival, The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
July 15 – Old Time Banjo Workshops, House of Musical Traditions
 Takoma Park, MD
July 30-Aug.3 – Swannanoa Gathering Guitar Week, Swannanoa, NC
August 15 – 4th Annual UKE FEST, The Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD

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