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Dancin' in the Kitchen

Cathy & Marcy

Tell us about your music:

 We are Americana & roots artists who have had parallel careers in children's/family music and music for adult audiences. Between us, we play more than 30 instruments including  guitar, five-string banjo, cello banjo, ukulele, mandolin, fiddle, hammered dulcimer, percussion, world music flutes and whistles and more. We sing, harmonize, write songs, sing songs by others and sing/play a lot of traditional music. We have won 2 GRAMMY Awards in children's music and received 14 GRAMMY nominations for folk  albums and children's albums. We love making music with others and collaborating with other artists. 

About your songs (e.g., any unique instruments used, the origins of the lyrics, what inspired you, etc.):

"Dancin’ in the Kitchen" was written as a Cajun song. We recorded it with the Savoy Family Cajun Band from Eunice, Louisiana. We wanted an authentic Cajun band to make the song come alive. It includes twin fiddles, Cajun accordion, rhythm guitar and stand-up bass. The song is al Cajun two-step and is easy and fun to dance to. The lyrics were inspired by families we know -- a family with "Momma" and "Mommy,” "Daddy" and "Papa" and more configurations. It is light-hearted and makes it fun to honor all families. 

What you hope children & families will get from this song:

 The song simply celebrates the diversity of families regardless of who the family "leaders" are. As a result, it makes all children ready to celebrate their own families and recognize that all families are not the same, and that's okay.

© Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer