Marcy Marxer releases solo recording ‘Things Are Coming My Way’
From Django to the Blues, Gospel to Old Time Country, this recording overflows with Marcy Marxer’s soul and sparkle. The project highlights Marxer’s uncanny ability to play a mind-boggling number of instruments including tenor guitar, six-string acoustic, electric and resophonic guitars, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, pennywhistle, percussion and vocals. Marxer’s talents don’t all fit onto one recording, but you’ll get the idea!
Marcy Marxer is a remarkable musician. She has a voice sweet as an angel and consummate skill to play many instruments. Her songwriting is clever and passionate. Whether on tour with The Four Bitchin Babes, in duo with longtime partner and fellow GRAMMY® recipient Cathy Fink, solo, or teaching, Marxer brings it all together with impeccable taste and a love for music and people. Along with an array of her friends, Marxer will be celebrating the release of her solo recording, Things Are Coming My Way:
Wednesday, March 13, 7:30 pm
Institute of Musical Traditions
Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, Maryland, 20912
Tickets: $15 advance, $20 door.
Students with ID: $12 advance, $15 door.
Add $10 to the advance price to reserve a copy of the new CD.
According to Bill Kirchen, “Marcy is a great swingin’ force of nature on a whole bunch of stringed instruments. She has a big beautiful soul with a lovely sense of melody, which is well served by serious chops on guitar, uke, banjo, mandolin and probably a bunch more instruments that I can’t even hold correctly.”
Guitarist Frank Vignola praises her by saying, “Marcy Marxer is, simply put, brilliant.”
Marcy Marxer as one of The Four Bitchin’ Babes
Feb 22 – Renaissance Theatre, Mansfield, OH
Feb 23 – Macomb Center, Clinton Twp., MI
Mar 07 – Burnsville PAC, Burnsville, MN
Mar 08 – Topeka PAC Topeka, KS
Mar 09 – Beach/Schmidt PAC, Hays, KS
Mar 22 – State Theatre, Easton, PA
Mar 23 – World Café @The Queen, Wilmington, DE
Apr 04 – Tampa Bay PAC, Tampa, FL
Apr 05 – Sunrise Theatre, Ft. Pierce, FL
Apr 06 – The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL
Apr 13 – Dennos Museum, Traverse City, MI
Apr 14 – Center Stage Theatre, Scottville, MI
Apr 19 – Columbia Theatre, Longview, WA
May 09 – Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, IL
May 11 – Overture Center, Madison, WI
May 17 – Kuss Auditorium, Springfield, OH
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
June 9-15 – Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamps, Maryville, TN
July 4-7 – Uke Camp, Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camp, Olivebridge, NY
July 12-14 – Vancouver Island Folk Festival, Vancouver, British Columbia
July 20 – Old Time Banjo Festival Concert, The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
Sept 6-8 – American Banjo Camp 2013, Flagler, WA
Sept 11-15 – Port Townsend Ukulele Festival, Port Towsend, WA
In 2011, Marxer & Fink released “Rockin’ the Uke,” the duo’s 41st recording during their 35-year music career. Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer demonstrated their mastery and skill at using the 4-string instrument to play fun, convivial music from many genres (jazz, folk, pop, swing, classic country). The Maryland-based duo organizes Ukefest in Strathmore, and with 963 other players they attempted the world record for largest ukulele ensemble. “Rockin’ the Uke” gave us a set of colorful music and not just of the floral variety from the Isles. Dispelling myths about the ukelele’s limitations, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer displayed the instrument’s range and versatility, and that is but one of many instruments they use in their concerts.