Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer

Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer with Chao Tian – From China to Apppalachia – photo Jeff Fasano
Cathy & Marcy’s Old Time Coalition – photo Jeff Fasano

Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer

FROM CHINA TO APPALACHIA- Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer with Chao Tian

Silver Spring, MD

Cathy & Marcy’s Old Time Coalition with Becky Hill and Rachel Eddy delivers high-powered Appalachian Roots and Branches including percussive dance, fiddle, guitar, banjo, cello-banjo, mandolin and harmony vocals. 

GRAMMY Award winning American Roots artists Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer join with Chinese classical hammered dulcimer player Chao Tian in a genre bending show that combines music from China to Appalachia and beyond. Instrumentation includes yangqin (Chinese hammered dulcimer), gourd banjo, five-string banjo, ukulele, guitars, dumbek, cello-banjo and mandolin. 

The group’s repertoire includes traditional Chinese and Appalachian music as well as contemporary and traditional music from around the world. Unusual combinations explore new arrangements to old music, such as “Dark Eyes.” Ukulele, yangqin and guitar create a new pallet for this Russian folksong turned jazz manouche tune. Cathy & Marcy join Chao in singing a Chinese lullaby, “Nani Wan” and Chao easily adds her love of American Old Time music to fiddle tunes and songs.