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Songs of Love & Resistance
Joe Uehlein & the U-liners w Sam Gleaves, Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer
Monday, October 23, 2017, 7:30 pm.
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD, 20852 (Directions)
Tickets: $20 advance, $25 door.
Students (with ID) & Children: $15 advance, $20 door.
$2 per ticket box office fee added to all purchases.
Advance ticketing ends at 1pm day-of show.
All tickets are general admission.
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The U-Liners The U-Liners
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Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer & Sam Gleaves. Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer & Sam Gleaves.
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Songs of Love & Resistance:
The U-Liners with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, and Sam Gleaves!

We need more love and less hate in this world! Throughout history music has played a special and powerful role in advancing causes for social justice and in bringing people together to build a better world. That's what this concert is all about. Art is a critical complement to activism for no matter how brilliant our attempts to inform, it is our ability to inspire that makes the difference, and that the role of art and music. Love is all there is!- Joe Uehlein

Joe Uehlein & The U-Liners

The U-Liners, with special guest Rickie Simpkins on fiddle, bring their special brand of folk, country, and Americana music with a collection of new original songs that have something to say about the world around us from their new CD, Sweet Lorain. From his early days growing up in steel communities along the banks of the great Lake Erie, and working in an aluminum mill in Central Pennsylvania, Joe developed a keen interest in folk, country, and Rock & Roll and the sounds of working class and protest music. Joe & The U-Liners have become well-known performers of songs of work, hope, freedom, and equality. 

Joe & The U-Liners have performed with artists as diverse as Pete Seeger and Tom Morello, Boots Riley and the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Dave Alvin, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, and Billy Bragg. They have played all of Washington, DC’s finest venues, including the Birchmere, Strathmore Music Hall, IOTA Club, Jammin’ Java, Gypsy Sally’s, and more.  They have played NYC’s Knitting Factory, Starlight Ballroom, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, and Bally’s in Las Vegas.

The U-Liners are celebrating 15 years together and feature Avril Smith on guitar, Larry Ferguson on drums, Jessica Lake on vocals, Barry Warsaw on bass, Tom Espinola on mandolin, and often feature Rickie Simpkins on fiddle.


Multi- Grammy Award winners CATHY FINK & MARCY MARXER find common ground with SAM GLEAVES in the music they love from Appalachia as well as contemporary songs that embrace singing for and about social justice. They combine their fiddles, banjos, mandolin and guitars into a tradition bearing, songwriting, multi-instrumental, hot-licks, rich harmony singing, inter-generational supergroup. With nearly forty years between them in age (Sam is 25 yrs. old while CF & MM are 60-somethings), the trio proves that some music is ageless. Cathy produced Sam’s highly acclaimed CD, “Ain’t We Brothers” with guests Tim O’Brien, Janis Ian and Laurie Lewis. CATHY & MARCY released their 45th recording this year, “GET UP AND DO RIGHT” as well as a new self-named album by SAM GLEAVES & TYLER HUGHES. Tradition meets it’s future in this dynamic trio.

"Courageous as hell and country to the bone -- Amazingly talented Sam Gleaves, the best young songwriter around, heads into new territory with his brilliant album AIN’T WE BROTHERS, joined by a group of world-class musicians and singers. Varied, intelligent, moving –  these songs stay with you." -Lee Smith, Appalachian author
Midwest Tapes’ said  “GET UP AND DO RIGHT: is “a master class in organic acoustic music.” Billboard Magazine called Cathy & Marcy “As close to flawless folk/bluegrass as it gets.”
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"Voices", performed by the U-Liners ( at the Institute of Musical Traditions (, Takoma Park, Maryland, USA on July 12, 2014.