Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
Two-Time Grammy® Award Winners, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer are an eclectic folk festival on their own terms. They have entertained the Queen of Thailand, been keynote singers for the AFL-CIO, performed at hundreds of folk festivals, appeared on the "Today Show" and on National Public Radio. Their superb harmonies are backed by instrumental virtuosity on the guitar, five-string banjo, ukulele, mandolin, cello-banjo, and many other instruments. Their eclectic repertoire includes classic country to western swing, gypsy jazz to old-time stringband and bluegrass, contemporary folk and original gems. While their versatility defies a brief description, perhaps "well rounded Americana" does it best.
The Martin Guitar Company honored the duo with their own signature Martin Guitars, the MCH-Cathy Fink Model and the MC3H-Marcy Marxer model. Marcy re-discovered the four-string cello banjo inspiring the Gold Tone Company to make the Marcy Marxer model cello-banjo. She also designed her signature Kala Ukulele. Cathy is a three-time winner of the West Virginia State Banjo Contest and plays banjos made by Kevin Enoch, Larry Sifel, George Wunderluch and Will Fielding. The duo play three different William Laskin guitars.