CMN Mid-Atlantic Honors Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
On April 9, 2017, The Children’s Music Network (CMN) Mid-Atlantic Region held a Tribute Luncheon at El Golfo Restaurant in Silver Spring, MD, honoring the musical duo Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer. In a warm, informal setting, these children’s and family music trailblazers generously shared stories and advice gleaned from their 25 years of live performances and 20 award winning recordings. We were all thrilled to have an opportunity to personally express our admiration and gratitude for all they’ve done. It was, of course, also wonderful to hear them sing for us (“It’s Better When We Sing It Together”) and a pleasure to sing to them.
This special event was organized by Devin L. Walker (The Uncle Devin Show) with help from his CMN Mid-Atlantic Co-Coordinator, David C. Perry (Mr. David C. Perry Creative Entertainment). Other attendees included: Margot Bevington (In and Out of the Clouds), Timothy A. Livengood (Storyteller & NASA Research Scientist), his wife Gwyn Fireman and their daughter Rachel, Michele Valeri & Ingrid Crepeau (Dinorock Productions), Marsha Goodman-Wood, Valerie Leonhart Smalkin (Silly Goose & Val), and Elnathan Starnes (Groovy Nate).
Cathy and Marcy play dozens of instruments, from banjo to mandolin to rockin’ electric guitar, steel drum and ukulele. They have won 2 GRAMMY® Awards (and had 14 nominations), Parents’ Choice Awards, American Library Association Awards, National Association of Parenting Publications Awards, Early Childhood News Awards and Washington Area Music Association Awards, Find out more at www.CathyMarcy.com
Cathy and Marcy were very appreciative of this recognition and for all the work CMN is doing in the children’s music industry. So much so that they volunteered to host a Song Swap with CMN members and other children artists later this year, whereby each artist should write and perform one new song for the group for immediate feedback and critique.
Special Thanks to David Perry and Devin Walker for contributing both wording and pictures to this blog post!