Carroll Café hosts fabulous local, national, and international performers, mostly in the roots and folk traditions, on the second Friday of each month, October through June. It all happens at Seekers Church in Takoma DC. 

Doors open at 7 p.m. and shows start at 7:30 p.m.  Reserve your seat now. Thank you for your support of Carroll Café.

with special guest Rocky Delaplaine

October 11, 2019

Join CATHY FINK & MARCY MARXER as they celebrate 40 years in the Washington, DC, area and the release of their 48th recording together, WAHOO! Longtime pal and poet Joanne Rocky Delaplaine will join them as their special guest.

Grammy winners Cathy & Marcy are consummate entertainers, master musicians, and roots music trailblazers. Their superb harmonies are backed by instrumental virtuosity on the guitar, five-string banjo, ukulele, mandolin, cello-banjo, and more. They will feature tunes from their new CD celebrating the magic of the ukulele with western swing, calypso, jazz, Appalachian, Celtic, and tango.

The duo have performed at hundreds of bluegrass and folk festivals and taught at close to 100 music camps worldwide. Happily known as “social music conductors,” they are always ready to start a jam session or community sing or create a music camp, helping others learn to play and sing; the duo’s past students include Kaki King and Rhiannon Giddens.

“Equal parts warm vocals, hot licks, ear-tickling arrangements, and expert song curation make WAHOO! a delight from beginning to end.”—Jim Beloff

Cathy and Marcy have shared the stage with a wide range of musical luminaries, including Pete Seeger, Theodore Bikel, Tom Paxton, Patsy Montana, and Riders in the Sky. They have entertained the Queen of Thailand, been keynote singers for the AFL-CIO, and appeared on the “Today Show” and National Public Radio. The Washington Area Music Association has recognized the duo with over 60 WAMMIE Awards for folk, bluegrass, and children’s music. Cathy & Marcy advocate in Washington for unions, health care for children, and the rights and livelihoods of artists.

Rocky Delaplaine will share poems from her new book, The Local World. Her work is influenced by experiences growing up in Maryland, D.C., and Bogota, Columbia; motherhood; political activism; and life as a yoga teacher and student. Poet Judith Bowles says, “The Local World guides us to everyday treasures that become animated through the vision of a gifted poet.”

Doors open at 7:00 • Concert starts at 7:30


Suggested donation:
$18 online, $20 at the door

Thank you for your support of Carroll Café.

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