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Screening: All Wigged Out: The Musical

Date: Sunday, October 29, 2023

Time: 2:30 p.m. Eastern

Location: Walnut Willow Spruce Classroom, Bristol Regional Medical Center, 1 Medical Park Boulevard, Bristol, TN 37620 (From the hospital’s main entrance, go down the stairs behind the check-in/information desk. This will put you at the cafeteria. Go to the right, and through the first set of double doors to the left.)

Cost: FREE and open to the public; donations are encouraged and all money raised at the screening will go to the Cancer Center Foundation – Patient  Assistance Fund

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP due to space: RSVP HERE

Join the Birthplace of Country Music and Ballad Health for a screening of All Wigged Out: The Musical on Sunday, October 29, 2:30pm in the Walnut Willow Spruce Classroom. This heartwarming musical comedy takes us through Marcy Marxer’s many stages of discovery and diagnosis of breast cancer and neuropathy tempered by her wacky sense of humor and ability to make the personal universal. Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Marcy, along with her musical and life partner Cathy Fink, have shared All Wigged Out with audiences nationwide, helping us to navigate the cancer maze while showcasing the power of hope, love, and advocacy.

The screening of the stage show of All Wigged Out will be followed by a Q&A with Marcy and Cathy, along with a representative from one of Ballad Health’s cancer centers.

The film is 58 minutes long.

“ALL WIGGED OUT is heartwarming, touching, hilarious and SO relatable! A true ‘must see’ for us all.“ ~ Doreen Bickel, American Nurses Association

This program is complementary programming to go along with the museum’s current special exhibit, I’ve Endured: Women in Old-Time Music, on display through December 31, 2023. Special thanks are due to the East Tennessee Foundation Art Fund for programming support, along with sponsors Robert and Rene Rodgers in memory of Joyce Rodgers.

About Marcy Marxer and Cathy Fink

Two-time Grammy Award winners, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer are master musicians 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 many other instruments. An eclectic folk festival on their own terms, 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. Their versatility defies a brief description, perhaps “well rounded Americana” does it best.

Cathy & Marcy have performed at hundreds of bluegrass and folk festivals and taught at close to 100 music camps. The Washington Area Music Association has recognized the duo with over 60 WAMMIE Awards for folk, bluegrass and children’s music. They have performed with Pete Seeger, Theodore Bikel, Tom Paxton, Patsy Montana, Riders in the Sky and a wide range of musical luminaries.

They are happily known as “social music conductors” ready to start a jam session, a community sing or to cre-
ate a music camp helping others learn to play and sing. Past students include Kaki King and Rhiannon Giddens. Through their long relationship with the Music Center at Strathmore they collaborated with positive hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon. They continue to mentor up-and-coming artists on navigating the professional music world.

They have entertained the Queen of Thailand, been keynote singers for the AFL-CIO, performed at hundreds of folk festivals, and appeared on the “Today Show” and National Public Radio. They have advocated in Washington for unions, health care for children, and the rights and livelihoods of artists.

As curators, performers and hosts, Cathy & Marcy produce A Tribute To Hank Williams at The Birchmere Music Hall, 2019 was their 23rd annual concert. Their annual weeklong Ukulele & Guitar Summit at The Music Center at Strathmore went into its 11th year in 2019.

Cathy & Marcy have earned two GRAMMY® Awards for their recordings “cELLAbration: a Tribute to Ella Jenkins” and for “Bon Appétit!”. Their CDs “Postcards” and “Banjo Talkin’” were both GRAMMY® nominated in the Best Traditional Folk Album category.

Cathy & Marcy have toured worldwide from Japan to New Zealand, Vancouver to New York and everywhere in between. Shows include The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (OH), Smithsonian Institution and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. American Voices Abroad chose Cathy & Marcy with fiddler Barbara Lamb to perform in China, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu for the U.S. Department of State.