Friday, March 9, 2012

Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer's 'Rockin' the Uke' Hits the Charts!

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 recording Rockin’ the Uke. Radio airplay across the country immediately propelled it on the Folk DJ-L Charts to #5 Top Album with two songs on the Top Song Chart "Dark Eyes" at #3 and "Blues Stay Away From Me" at #9.
 
 Twice GRAMMY® receipents,Cathy and Marcy will celebrate the release of their all ages recording March 18 at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, Virginia. Bring your Uke and come jam before the show: 6 p.m.  Showtime: 6:30 p.m. $15 in advance, $18 at the door. (www.jamminjava.com)
 
Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer received four Wammies recently in Washington, D.C. Sweetest was the award for Album of the Year, "It's About Time" which Cathy & Marcy produced for their friend, fabulous dobro/steel player, the late Dave Giegerich. Collectively Cathy and Marcy also received awards for Best Folk Duo or GroupBest Folk Instrumentalist (Marcy), and Best Children's Recording, "Sing to Your Baby”  (wamadc.com/wama/the_wammies.)
  
Self-released on Community Music, Inc. (CMCD #205) Rockin' the Uke has great music for all ages. 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.  It is available for order (www.cathymarcy.com) or download off iTunes or cdbaby.
  
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.

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