Monday, February 11, 2013

KINDIE LAND: Okee Dokee Brothers Win Grammy for Best Musical Album for Children!

ChiIL Mama congratulates this year's Children's Album GRAMMY Award winner: 

Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander (plus their guest artists and producer Dean Jones) won a GRAMMY award for Best Musical Album for Children yesterday:

The Okee Dokee Brothers
This year's family music nominees reflected the excellent range of sounds flowering in today's family music scene. Congrats to all the excellent kindie band nominees and to our friends over at Sugar Mountain PR who represent 4 of this year's children's nominees including Okee Dokee Brothers and the following:

Bill Harley

Elizabeth MItchell and You Are My Flower

The Pop Ups

If you like interesting family music, try these 2013 releases:

  • It's Not Fair to Me by Bill Harley and Keith Munslow  ~ witty songs about foibles and friendship from two acclaimed performers.
  • Cat Doorman Songbook ~ original songs and colorful illustrations by Julianna Bright. Guest stars include indie music royalty from Portland, OR.
  • Get Moving with Ella Jenkins - Activity songs from "The First Lady of Children's Music," and one of the original artists on the Smithsonian Folkways label.  (*We'll be giving away 2 of these CD to our lucky readers.  Ella is truly a treasure.)
  • KidQuake! by The Not-Its! Seattle's kindie rock stars take cause a commotion with this new release and concert tour, celebrating the power of kids.
Check back with ChiIL Mama like we vote in Chi, IL...early and often.  Later this week we'll have our original video interview with the Grammy winning Okee Dokee Brothers, original live concert footage of the boys in action at Beat Kitchen's Concerts for Kids, stills, and a rockin' multi CD giveaway!

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