Calendar

Apr
8
Wed
2020
FB Live Family Concert @ FB Live
Apr 8 @ 5:30 PM
FB Live Folk/Trad Concert @ FB Live
Apr 8 @ 8:00 PM
Apr
11
Sat
2020
Cathy & Marcy – Clawhammer Lesson and Play-A-Long @ Craig & Sarah's Not-So-Mini-Online-Ukulele-Festival-Online
Apr 11 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

WE are SO excited to be part of this online ukefest. NOTE, PACIFIC TIME!!! Download the full FREE schedule here!

Apr
15
Wed
2020
FB Live Family Concert @ FB Live
Apr 15 @ 5:30 PM
FB Live Family Concert @ FB Live

Join Cathy & Marcy for a free FB Live Concert for Families!
https://facebook.com/cathyandmarcy

FB Live Eclectic Concert @ FB Live
Apr 15 @ 8:00 PM
FB Live Eclectic Concert @ FB Live

Join Cathy & Marcy for a free FB Live Concert!
https://facebook.com/cathyandmarcy

Apr
20
Mon
2020
Marcy Marxer – Online Getting Into Flatpicking Group Classes (Starts 4/20) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
Apr 20 @ 7:30 PM
In this intermediate level class, we’ll play Old Time and Bluegrass Fiddle Tunes on the Guitar. If you’ve ever wanted to try Flatpicking, now’s your chance. We’ll play classic jam session tunes in the keys of D, C, G and A.
Marcy Marxer – Online Swing Guitar Group Classes (Starts 4/20) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
Apr 20 @ 8:30 PM

In this intermediate level class you’ll learn the chords that build the foundation of Early Jazz  and Swing with a tried-and-true method developed by Marcy Marxer. It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing!

Apr
22
Wed
2020
Cathy Fink – Online Practice Smarter, Play Better (All Instruments) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
Apr 22 @ 7:30 PM

All instruments, all levels, one class cost is $30.00

You FINALLY have time to practice, but don’t seem to make as much progress as you’d like. Learn to make the most of your practice time, become a better player by being organized and thoughtful about when and how to practice. You’ll be surprised AND pleased at the difference it makes. This one-time workshop will include tools for practice, creating practice drills for yourself, using the metronome for both timing and perfection, creating practice goals and keeping it fun!

Apr
23
Thu
2020
Cathy Fink – Online Clawhammer Banjo Group Class (Starts 4/23) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
Apr 23 @ 7:30 PM

Study clawhammer banjo with the 2018 winner of the Clifftop Appalachian Music Festival’s Banjo Competition and 46-year veteran of old-time banjo. Each of these classes will feature a new tune or song, taught step by step. A followup video will be sent to participants via private YouTube link. Via ZOOM, Cathy will also be able to answer questions and see/hear your playing, offering suggestions as needed. The cost is $150 for the four week session and is for advanced beginner to intermediate level.

Online Bluegrass/Country Rhythm Guitar Group Class(Starts 4/23) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
Apr 23 @ 8:30 PM

Rhythm is EVERYTHING in music. Clean, crisp, in time, rhythm. Learn the essential chord changes and bass runs in multiple keys while paying attention to tone. You’ll be able to hold down the rhythm section of a bluegrass or country duo or band. You can flatpick (preferred), or use a thumbpick. Cathy Fink has been playing guitar for over 50 years and has taught guitar classes at the Augusta Heritage Workshops, Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp, Swannanoa Gathering, Puget Sound Guitar Workshop and California Coast Music Camp. 

This class is geared for players at an advanced beginner and above level. Prerequisite: Know and fluidly change these chords: G,C,D,F,A,E,B7

The cost is $150 for the four week session.

Apr
27
Mon
2020
Marcy Marxer – Online Getting Into Flatpicking Group Classes (Starts 4/20) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
Apr 27 @ 7:30 PM
In this intermediate level class, we’ll play Old Time and Bluegrass Fiddle Tunes on the Guitar. If you’ve ever wanted to try Flatpicking, now’s your chance. We’ll play classic jam session tunes in the keys of D, C, G and A.
Marcy Marxer – Online Swing Guitar Group Classes (Starts 4/20) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
Apr 27 @ 8:30 PM

In this intermediate level class you’ll learn the chords that build the foundation of Early Jazz  and Swing with a tried-and-true method developed by Marcy Marxer. It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing!

Apr
30
Thu
2020
Cathy Fink – Online Clawhammer Banjo Group Class (Starts 4/23) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
Apr 30 @ 7:30 PM

Study clawhammer banjo with the 2018 winner of the Clifftop Appalachian Music Festival’s Banjo Competition and 46-year veteran of old-time banjo. Each of these classes will feature a new tune or song, taught step by step. A followup video will be sent to participants via private YouTube link. Via ZOOM, Cathy will also be able to answer questions and see/hear your playing, offering suggestions as needed. The cost is $150 for the four week session and is for advanced beginner to intermediate level.

Online Bluegrass/Country Rhythm Guitar Group Class(Starts 4/23) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
Apr 30 @ 8:30 PM

Rhythm is EVERYTHING in music. Clean, crisp, in time, rhythm. Learn the essential chord changes and bass runs in multiple keys while paying attention to tone. You’ll be able to hold down the rhythm section of a bluegrass or country duo or band. You can flatpick (preferred), or use a thumbpick. Cathy Fink has been playing guitar for over 50 years and has taught guitar classes at the Augusta Heritage Workshops, Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp, Swannanoa Gathering, Puget Sound Guitar Workshop and California Coast Music Camp. 

This class is geared for players at an advanced beginner and above level. Prerequisite: Know and fluidly change these chords: G,C,D,F,A,E,B7

The cost is $150 for the four week session.

May
4
Mon
2020
Marcy Marxer – Online Getting Into Flatpicking Group Classes (Starts 4/20) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
May 4 @ 7:30 PM
In this intermediate level class, we’ll play Old Time and Bluegrass Fiddle Tunes on the Guitar. If you’ve ever wanted to try Flatpicking, now’s your chance. We’ll play classic jam session tunes in the keys of D, C, G and A.
Marcy Marxer – Online Swing Guitar Group Classes (Starts 4/20) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
May 4 @ 8:30 PM

In this intermediate level class you’ll learn the chords that build the foundation of Early Jazz  and Swing with a tried-and-true method developed by Marcy Marxer. It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing!

May
6
Wed
2020
Cathy & Marcy’s Facebook Live Eclectic Concert
May 6 @ 8:00 PM

Enjoy this free live concert every Wednesday at 8:00pm Eastern at http://www.facebook.com/CathyandMarcy

May
7
Thu
2020
Cathy & Marcy – TrueFire LIVE!
May 7 @ 3:45 PM

To access this performance, please click HERE.

 

Cathy Fink – Online Clawhammer Banjo Group Class (Starts 4/23) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
May 7 @ 7:30 PM

Study clawhammer banjo with the 2018 winner of the Clifftop Appalachian Music Festival’s Banjo Competition and 46-year veteran of old-time banjo. Each of these classes will feature a new tune or song, taught step by step. A followup video will be sent to participants via private YouTube link. Via ZOOM, Cathy will also be able to answer questions and see/hear your playing, offering suggestions as needed. The cost is $150 for the four week session and is for advanced beginner to intermediate level.

Online Bluegrass/Country Rhythm Guitar Group Class(Starts 4/23) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
May 7 @ 8:30 PM

Rhythm is EVERYTHING in music. Clean, crisp, in time, rhythm. Learn the essential chord changes and bass runs in multiple keys while paying attention to tone. You’ll be able to hold down the rhythm section of a bluegrass or country duo or band. You can flatpick (preferred), or use a thumbpick. Cathy Fink has been playing guitar for over 50 years and has taught guitar classes at the Augusta Heritage Workshops, Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp, Swannanoa Gathering, Puget Sound Guitar Workshop and California Coast Music Camp. 

This class is geared for players at an advanced beginner and above level. Prerequisite: Know and fluidly change these chords: G,C,D,F,A,E,B7

The cost is $150 for the four week session.

May
11
Mon
2020
Marcy Marxer – Online Getting Into Flatpicking Group Classes (Starts 4/20) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
May 11 @ 7:30 PM
In this intermediate level class, we’ll play Old Time and Bluegrass Fiddle Tunes on the Guitar. If you’ve ever wanted to try Flatpicking, now’s your chance. We’ll play classic jam session tunes in the keys of D, C, G and A.
Marcy Marxer – Online Swing Guitar Group Classes (Starts 4/20) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
May 11 @ 8:30 PM

In this intermediate level class you’ll learn the chords that build the foundation of Early Jazz  and Swing with a tried-and-true method developed by Marcy Marxer. It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing!

May
14
Thu
2020
Cathy Fink – Online Clawhammer Banjo Group Class (Starts 4/23) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
May 14 @ 7:30 PM

Study clawhammer banjo with the 2018 winner of the Clifftop Appalachian Music Festival’s Banjo Competition and 46-year veteran of old-time banjo. Each of these classes will feature a new tune or song, taught step by step. A followup video will be sent to participants via private YouTube link. Via ZOOM, Cathy will also be able to answer questions and see/hear your playing, offering suggestions as needed. The cost is $150 for the four week session and is for advanced beginner to intermediate level.

Online Bluegrass/Country Rhythm Guitar Group Class(Starts 4/23) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
May 14 @ 8:30 PM

Rhythm is EVERYTHING in music. Clean, crisp, in time, rhythm. Learn the essential chord changes and bass runs in multiple keys while paying attention to tone. You’ll be able to hold down the rhythm section of a bluegrass or country duo or band. You can flatpick (preferred), or use a thumbpick. Cathy Fink has been playing guitar for over 50 years and has taught guitar classes at the Augusta Heritage Workshops, Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp, Swannanoa Gathering, Puget Sound Guitar Workshop and California Coast Music Camp. 

This class is geared for players at an advanced beginner and above level. Prerequisite: Know and fluidly change these chords: G,C,D,F,A,E,B7

The cost is $150 for the four week session.

May
18
Mon
2020
Marcy Marxer – Online Getting Into Flatpicking Group Classes (Starts 4/20) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
May 18 @ 7:30 PM
In this intermediate level class, we’ll play Old Time and Bluegrass Fiddle Tunes on the Guitar. If you’ve ever wanted to try Flatpicking, now’s your chance. We’ll play classic jam session tunes in the keys of D, C, G and A.
Marcy Marxer – Online Swing Guitar Group Classes (Starts 4/20) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
May 18 @ 8:30 PM

In this intermediate level class you’ll learn the chords that build the foundation of Early Jazz  and Swing with a tried-and-true method developed by Marcy Marxer. It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing!

May
25
Mon
2020
Marcy Marxer – Online Getting Into Flatpicking Group Classes (Starts 4/20) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
May 25 @ 7:30 PM
In this intermediate level class, we’ll play Old Time and Bluegrass Fiddle Tunes on the Guitar. If you’ve ever wanted to try Flatpicking, now’s your chance. We’ll play classic jam session tunes in the keys of D, C, G and A.
Marcy Marxer – Online Swing Guitar Group Classes (Starts 4/20) @ House of Musical Traditions Online Class
May 25 @ 8:30 PM

In this intermediate level class you’ll learn the chords that build the foundation of Early Jazz  and Swing with a tried-and-true method developed by Marcy Marxer. It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing!

May
27
Wed
2020
Zoom a Little Zoom – FB Live! @ FB Live
May 27 @ 5:30 PM

Join Cathy & Marcy for songs from the album “Zoom a Little Zoom” and more! Weds, May 27 at 5:30 pm Eastern on FB Live! https://www.facebook.com/cathyandmarcy/

May
29
Fri
2020
IMT Live: Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Ultrafaux & Baltimore Swing Drop
May 29 @ 8:00 PM
IMT Live : Cathy Fink & Marcy A. Marxer, Ultrafaux & Baltimore Swing Drop
Friday, May 29th, 2020 at 8pm ET Live at www.facebook.com/Institute.of.Musical.Traditions and youtube.com/imtfolk .
Tune in for free. Tipping and merch purchases strongly encouraged.
 
David E. Eisner hosting for a webcast with some favourite performers! Tune in Live at facebook.com/Institute.of.Musical.Traditions and / or youtube.com/imtfolk as we build our Traditions in a new way.
 
Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer : 2X GRAMMY Award Winners Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer know how to Swing It! Featuring Marcy’s tasty lead guitar work, Cathy’s rhythm chops and harmony vocals, the duo plays Western Swing a la Patsy Montana, Django Reinhardt classics, a dab of the Great American Songbook and original tunes. Past performances include the Kennedy Center’s Women in Jazz Festival, Takoma Park Jazz Festival, performances with the Army Blues Jazz Ensemble and the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival. This well homed duo will delight the crowd with elegance. Marcy is a top instructor on Swing Guitar and Swing Ukulele at www.Truefire.com and Homespun.com. Cathy provides a solid swing rhythm section. Their new CD, “WAHOO”, includes several swing songs as do many of their 47 other recordings. You read it right, a total of 48 recordings.
 
Visit their website at : cathymarcy.com
 
Baltimore Swing Drop : Modern jazz in acoustic setting – with rhythm section consisting of resonator guitar and upright bass, Baltimore Swing Drop employs acoustic instrumentation from pre-amplification hot jazz era to explore modern swing, jazz and bebop concepts.
 
Visit their website at : baltimoreswingdrop.com
 
Ultrafaux : “Ultrafaux stands out from all of the other Django Reinhardt-inspired bands because they perform original material: strong tunes played by a hot band.” – Tom Cole NPR and WPFW
 
“Tangent sees Ultrafaux exploring a more nuanced, contemporary sound, rounded out by a cast of virtuoso players. True to the album’s name, songs like “Jaguar” and “Convergence” often veer into unexpewhich cted and rich sonic territory. Just when you think you’ve got this band pegged, they surprise you. This is some of their most adventurous and beguiling music yet.” – Sam Sessa WTMD
 
Visit his website at : ultrafaux.net
Jun
10
Wed
2020
CD Release Show-Sam Gleaves, Saro Lynch-Thomason – Cathy & Marcy are Special Guests @ Online via FB Live
Jun 10 @ 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Celebrate the release of the new CD by Sam Gleaves & Sara Lynch-Thomason, “I Have Known Women”, songs by Si Kahn, who is also a special guest along with hosts Cathy & Marcy.

Jun
13
Sat
2020
Online Weekend Guitar Retreat, June 13-14 @ Online Festival
Jun 13 – Jun 14 all-day
ONLINE WEEKEND GUITAR RETREAT with Avril Smith (Della Mae, bluegrass), Lisa Liu (jazz & imprpvisation), Mary Flower (blues, guitar toolbox skills), Marcy Marxer (Swing it!), Cathy Fink (Carter Family syles). The weekend includes 5 workshops, one staff led jam session, and an evening concert (On Facebook Live) . More info/registration/details: https://www.cathymarcy.com/guitarweekend
Jun
19
Fri
2020
2nd Online Old Time Banjo Festival, June 19-21 @ Online Festival
Jun 19 – Jun 21 all-day
2nd Online Old Time Banjo Festival, June 19-21 @ Online Festival

Click Here for the latest information

6 Workshops, 2 Concerts

Instructor/Artists: Hosted by – Brad Kolodner and Cathy Fink, Line-up Features Rhiannon Giddens, Joe Newberry, Rachel Eddy, Paul Brown, and Laurel Premo.

2nd Online Old Time Banjo Festival Concert @ Online Festival Concert
Jun 19 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
2nd Online Old Time Banjo Festival Concert @ Online Festival Concert
Jun
20
Sat
2020
2nd Online Old Time Banjo Festival Concert @ Online Festival Concert
Jun 20 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
2nd Online Old Time Banjo Festival Concert @ Online Festival Concert
Jun
24
Wed
2020
Cathy & Marcy with Laurie Lewis on FB Live! @ Online via FB Live
Jun 24 @ 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Jun
28
Sun
2020
Cathy & Marcy are Featured Performers for the Porch Pride Online Festival @ Online Event- Porch Pride: A Bluegrass Pride Queer-antine Festival
Jun 28 @ 5:00 PM

Porch Pride: A Bluegrass Pride Queer-antine Festival is a digital festival featuring more than 10 hours of live music over the course of Pride weekend, June 27-28, 2020. Our purpose is to highlight and showcase LGBT+ roots musicians, while also generating financial support for them as they navigate the new non-existent performance landscape, all while providing a gathering space for our community during these isolating times.

Dates: June 27-28, 2020
Start Time: 1:00 PM PDT (see full schedule below)
Suggested Donation: $10 per set

What the world needs now is a weekend of great music and even better community. We didn’t want anyone to miss out on that experience because of their own financial circumstances, so we’re making the whole weekend festival completely free to attend. That means we’re counting on donations from fans, friends, and family like you to help us support musicians in need.

We’re suggesting a $10 donation, but feel free to donate more if you’re enjoying the show! All proceeds — including donations made during the festival and through the end of Pride month — will be shared evenly between the artists playing the festival and Bluegrass Pride, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. These funds will go towards supporting our ongoing, year-round operations, allowing us to continue hosting paid performance opportunities for artists during these uncertain times, while also investing in long-term resources that will benefit both musicians and fans beyond the pandemic (such as the forthcoming Safe Venue Directory), helping to create a safer, more inclusive bluegrass community for all.

Full Porch Pride Schedule (All Times Are Pacific PM):
Saturday, June 27th
1:00 – Rachel Eddy
1:30 – Karen Pittelman
2:00 – Rachel Baiman & George Jackson
2:30 – Tyler Hughes
3:00 – Cameron DeWhitt
3:30 – Jake Blount & The Vox Hunters
4:00 – Nic Gareiss
4:30 – Joe Troop
5:00 – Alice Gerrard
5:30 – Allison de Groot & Patrick M’Gonigle
6:00 – Front Country
6:30 – Molly Tuttle
Sunday, June 28th
1:00 – Noa Laniakea
1:30 – Sam Armstrong-Zickefoose
2:00 – Brandon Godman
2:30 – Grace Van’t Hof
3:00 – Tatiana Hargreaves & Reed Stutz
3:30 – Justin Hiltner
4:00 – Maddie Witler
4:30 – Sam Gleaves
5:00 – Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
5:30 – Kimber Ludiker & Avril Smith
6:00 – Amythyst Kiah

Design by Nico Laroche-Humby.

Jul
1
Wed
2020
Cathy & Marcy & Tom Paxton via FB Live @ Online via FB Live
Jul 1 @ 8:00 PM
Cathy & Marcy & Tom Paxton via FB Live @ Online via FB Live

An informal song swap with Cathy & Marcy and Tom Paxton. Listen for a few new songs by Cathy & Tom, chat about the 40 year friendship of these awesome artists, stories behind older songs, and some together-apart connection.

Jul
8
Wed
2020
Cathy & Marcy on Quarantine Happy Hour @ Virtual Concert via Quarantine Happy Hour on Facebook
Jul 8 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Cathy & Marcy on Quarantine Happy Hour @ Virtual Concert via Quarantine Happy Hour on Facebook

Our Wednesday night concert will move to the Facebook page of Quarantine Happy Hour– banjo, cello banjo, ukes, banjo uke, tenor guitar, guitar, trad songs & tunes and a few new ones mixed in.

Jul
9
Thu
2020
FREE Swing Rhythm Camp w/Marcy Marxer and Frank Vignola @ Online via FB Live
Jul 9 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
FREE Swing Rhythm Camp w/Marcy Marxer and Frank Vignola @ Online via FB Live

FREE event, Registration required! Frank Vignola and Marcy Marxer/Swing Rhythm Camp!

Aug
1
Sat
2020
Online Old Time Banjo Contest @ Online Old Time Banjo Contest
Aug 1 – Aug 8 all-day
Online Old Time Banjo Contest @ Online Old Time Banjo Contest | United States

Tickets available soon! Information will be available HERE

Aug
15
Sat
2020
Strathmore’s 12th Annual Ukefest & Summit @ The Music Center at Strathmore
Aug 15 – Aug 19 all-day

UkeFest Artistic Directors Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer return along with Bryan Tolentino, Liz and Jim Beloff, Peter Luongo, and Maureen Andary for five days of skill-based instruction. For those looking for more intensive skill development, Strathmore’s UkeFest is the only program of its kind that offers an advanced track. To register, please visit Strathmore 12th Annual UkeFest 2020.

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