Hold Each Other Up (with Justin Hiltner)- Digital Download
Story behind the song…
Early on in the pandemic lockdown, I like everyone else, was faced with the cancellation of all live shows and touring. After 47 years of on the road touring, 48 albums and over 50 instructional video and audio projects, we (Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer) felt lucky to be able to build community and raise spirits with weekly Facebook shows for both families and adult audiences. We also raised money (and continue to raise funds) for food banks which we know will continue to struggle as the pandemic goes on.I composed songs and instrumental tunes almost daily. When “Hold Each Other Up” wrote itself, we tried it out in an online show. Shortly after that, multiple artists posted their own version of the song. In Chandler, AZ, a diverse youth acoustic roots group, Jam Pak, did an incredible group version of the song online. It’s become their theme song. The song was used as the end of Ukefest at the Music Center at Strathmore and again, Strathmore is recording it for their Artist in Residence “Fresh Air” concert in November.As the pandemic goes on, and we face a critical election, we all make choices. I =choose to continue to make music that hopefully helps us each “Hold each other up” and “Lift each other high.” I’m a lefty folksinger at heart, having stood at the feet of and sung with Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Jane Sapp, Rose Saunders and the Children of Selma, Ella Jenkins and so many more.