Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer are talented singers, songwriters, instrumentalists, educators and record producers. The two-time Grammy® Award-winning duo boasts a repertoire of traditional and contemporary folk, old-time country and swing music. They also have a Deltec home in progress, which will include plenty of square footage dedicated to tying their musical lifestyle in with their home life.
Says Cathy, “Our Deltec home came about organically. Some friends showed us beautiful land in the mountains of North Carolina, a place we have musical ties to. Friends in Washington, DC told us about Deltec and after a visit to the Asheville headquarters, we were psyched to make this round(ish) house with lots of windows for the view, lots of porch space for outdoor living and a great space for us to work in both rehearsal and recording time.”
Cathy and Marcy’s Deltec, a Monterey model, will be spacious, open and inviting, lending itself to “fabulous indoor playing and recording, songwriting, ruminating, and some of the best indoor/outdoor pickin’ parties ever.”
The duo has planned for a display area for their musical instruments in their new home: Cathy and Marcy back their superb harmonies with acoustic & electric guitar, five-string banjo, mandolin, cello banjo, ukulele, and percussion. In 2006 the C. F. Martin Company honored Cathy & Marcy’s musical achievements by creating a signature guitar for each of them. In 2008, the Gold Tone Banjo Company released the Marcy Marxer model cello banjo, modeled after Marcy’s remarkable Gibson 1918 cello banjo, and in 2011 the Kala Ukulele Company debuted the Marcy Marxer model tenor Ukulele.
Cathy comments, “We also envision having some small musical retreats for folks to learn from us, and from other musical and storytelling masters. All to unfold in the future!”
Cathy and Marcy have set out to fund their latest recording, Dancing’ in the Kitchen, through Kickstarter, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. The duo says the CD is a “celebration of all of our real families: families with one parent, two parents, grandparents, gay parents, adoptive families … Families are bound by love, and this music celebrates that love and the diversity we see in the world.” Find out more here.
Top: Cathy and Marcy’s Deltec, perched high on a mountain in Western North Carolina.