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.

October 11, 2019

Master musicians CATHY FINK & MARCY MARXER are two-time Grammy winners with a career spanning over 35 years. Their superb harmonies are backed by instrumental virtuosity on the guitar, five-string banjo, ukulele, mandolin, cello-banjo, and more. Their repertoire ranges from classic country to western swing, gypsy jazz to bluegrass, and old-time string band to contemporary folk (including some original gems).

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.

“As close to flawless folk-bluegrass as it gets.”
—Billboard magazine

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.

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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