Making folk music for the whole family

November 12, 2006|By Rashod D. Ollison | Rashod D. Ollison,[SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC]

More than 30 years ago, she found a charged and deeply rooted world of music that changed her life.

It was 1972, and Pikesville native Cathy Fink had just moved to Montreal to attend McGill University. The city then teemed with folk-music joints, lively clubs where the dark-haired 20-year-old heard music that connected her to the past, helped ground her social and spiritual outlook and led her to a career as a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter.

CATHY FINK & MARCY MARXER -- Saturday at 8 p.m. -- University of Baltimore's Performing Arts Theater, 1420 N. Charles St. -- $20; $15 students -- 410-837-5420

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