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Marcy Marxer
  • Female
  • Maryland
  • United States
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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Music teacher
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Travel guitar, Bass guitar, Ukulele
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Marcy Marxer model "Signature model" Martin OOOO MC3H, Shelley Park Django style guitar, Gibson guitar-banjo (1916), mandolin, cello-banjo, tenor banjo, hammeredm dulcimer, various ethnic flutes
What is your website address?
http://www.cathymarcy.com
What type of music do you like to play?
Flatpicking, Swing, Early Jazz,
Old Time. Bluegrass, Calypso, Folk, Trad.
Marcy has been a professional musician since sound systems were powered by coal. She has won many awards and contests over the years.
Marcy has recorded 8 Instructional DVDs and CDs for Homespun Tapes and had 40 recordings available on Rounder, Sugar Hill, A&M and High Windy Audio. She appears on Righteous Babe Records in a compilation tribute recording to Utah Phillips that has just been released.
Marcy tours and performs regularly as a duo with Cathy Fink, a tremendously talented banjo player, singer and songwriter.
Won: Multiple Grammys, 50 or so Washington Area Music Awards, The Kaufy Award for Achievement in Flatpicking, honored in the United States Congress, John Lennon Songwriting Contest, ...etc.
Lost: Winfield, car keys ...etc.
Motto: "I know my career is progressing because bigger and bigger deals are falling through every day!"

Some people she has performed and recorded with: Pete Seeger, Mike Seeger, Peggy Seeger, Tom Paxton, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Eva Cassidy, Brave Combo, Mariachi Los Comparos, Tom Chapin, John McCutcheon, Patsy Montana, Ola Belle and Bud Reed, Roy Smeck, the Hoosier Hot Shots, Riders in the Sky, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Hot Soup, Tony Trischka, Bruce Molsky, The Critton Hollow Stringband, Bill Kirtchen, Danny Gatton, Pete Kennedy, Mark O'Connor, Rap Master DJ Hapa, Adam Hurt, Rabbi Mike Stein,
you get the idea...
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At 11:24am on December 1, 2011, Brady Morgan Booth said…

Thank you Marcy , I hope all is well with you .

At 3:42am on March 15, 2010, Jim Colby said…
Marcy, I was wondering if you might be able to recommend any teachers in the Maryland, DC area focusing on Hot Jazz, Swing , and Gypsy guitar.
Thanks,
Jim
At 1:32pm on August 10, 2009, Edward Sparks said…
I see you play a Gibson and are a fellow Marylander...check out the Gibson owners group I just started here on the AG Community...
http://acousticguitarclub.ning.com/group/gibsonacousticowners

Thanks, Edward
At 7:54am on June 6, 2009, Al Petteway said…
I miss you, Marcy - Al
At 3:35pm on April 5, 2009, Reg Hayes said…
Thanks Marcy, I really appreciate you checking out my page. I think I was enthralled by your picture of the back of your Martin with the three piece rosewood back. It reminded me of the back of my OM. I love the look of the contrasting sections. I'm glad you liked my guitars. Feel free to check out the recordings I've posted.

Reg
At 7:05am on April 4, 2009, Reg Hayes said…
Oh yes, as a Post Script. I love your signature Martin. Please check out the photos of my Beneteau OM on my sight. Not a signature model but custom made by hand.

R.
At 7:03am on April 4, 2009, Reg Hayes said…
Just thought I'd say hello. I've known about you and your work for a long time and always enjoyed what I'd heard. Mainly your duo work and children's recordings. I remember an article and maybe a cover photo in "Acoustic Guitar"? Not sure, I remember the article though. I see you work with Kathy Fink. I remember when she recorded with "Duck" Donald back in the '70s. Okay, that makes us all sound too old. Great to see you here.

Reg
At 7:50pm on March 27, 2009, Susan Palmer of Lead Cat Press said…
Hi Marcy,

Thanks for joining the "Female Guitarists" Group here. I look forward to sharing information and ideas with you.

Susan Palmer
Guitar Instructor at Seattle University
Author of "The Guitar Lesson Companion" - For Students Taking Lessons
www.leadcatpress.com
At 7:03pm on March 26, 2009, Deidre McCalla said…
Waving at you from this forum now, Marcy!
At 9:42am on March 24, 2009, Edward Sparks said…
Hello to a fellow Marylander! I was looking at your instrument list and I thought I'd ask you a question...I am interested in an octave mandolin...ever since I played one at House of Musical Traditions (a store I am sure you know of) I have wanted one...do you have any experience with them at all?
Thanks, Edward
http://mysite.verizon.net/emsparks/index.htm
 
 
 

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