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Three Precious Children’s Music Collections for Your Family

As a mother and music lover, I am happy to share three precious children’s music collections and all the background news that comes from Sugar Mountain PR. These are now all part of our collection whether we want to relax before bed or have a dance party.

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From Sugar Mountain PR:

Berkeley, CA, March 27, 2018 Sara Lovell, an award-winning songwriter and producer known for “imaginative lyrics, sparkling harmonies, intriguing musical layers” and “a voice rich in both purity and nuanced detail,” will release her second all-ages music album Wild Is Everywhere, on April 20(Unbreakable Chord Music/ distributed by Burnside Distribution).

Sara and special guests will celebrate the album release with a concert at East Bay Community Space in Oakland on April 28.

With a wide range of topics and musical styles, these 14 original songs journey through a landscape populated with flying children, misplaced animals of a certain size, and insects or flowers that turn up in the most unexpected places.

From the Sgt. Pepper’s inspired first track, “Get Up,” where listeners are invited to “grab onto the tail of someone’s kite,” the excitement and mystery builds and expands song by song. Wordplay and a vivid fantasy life are apparent with the funky “Rhinoceros under the Bed” and “Raspberry Pickleberry Wormnut Pie.” Blues, disco and funk inflect “Bounce,” “Stand Together” and “Where You Hiding All Day Long?” Every child will recognize the unfairness when “All the Grownups Get To Stay Up Late” and the impatience of “I Want It Now,” showing that Lovell understands the big feelings that live in all of us.

At a time when it can be a challenge to find good news, Lovell reminds us in the songs of Wild Is Everywhere, that joy and imagination are no small offerings. “When we allow curiosity to take hold, it widens our perceptions letting us envision the world we want to see.” As she says in the playfully creepy song, “The Dark Side of My Room,” it’s important to acknowledge: “Oh, I know, I can be a hero in my dreams / Oh, I know, I will see the light in every scene.”


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From Sugar Mountain PR:

La Luna by 123 Andrés ~ Latin GRAMMY winner Andrés and his wife Christina spend most of their time in the United States, but Andrés’ ties to South America carry them across the continent. La luna was produced in Argentina and Mexico, and the list of top-tier guests hail from several countries. The special surprise that closes the album is an appearance by Little Miss Ann (a noted Chicago based kindie artist) with a tender song in English and Spanish called “Fly, Shine, Soar. Due out on April 13th.


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From Sugar Mountain PR:

GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin released her Amazon Originals album, The Starlighter, an album of songs adapted from the children’s music book “Lullabies and Night Songs.” The Starlighter is available exclusively for purchase and stream on Amazon Music.

Two other music videos – of the title track, The Starlighter,” and “Minnie and Winnie” – have been released so far. These videos are based on Victorian paper theatres and the illustration style of children’s books from the same era, and were created by the Manchester, UK/Los Angeles-based motion design studio We Fail. Each scene contains over one hundred layered illustrations, and every element in the video was drawn using a digital tablet before being animated by hand.

Thank you to Sugar Mountain PR for our complimentary CD’s in exchange for sharing the news about this music!

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Deep Woods Music from Red Yarn

deep woodsWhat could be sweeter than a daddy singing ‘Little Baby Born Today’ about his own child? Portland’s Andy Furgeson does this in his new collection, Born in the Deep Woods. He describes how the ‘birds all hushed’ and the ‘mama jay spread the word through the woods today’.
Then the tempo picks up in Mockingbird when big brother joins in on a few of the lyrics with his sweet, yet excited voice. The young tyke expertly repeats his daddy’s lyrics like, “Baby, howdy-do!”
This is a family affair designed to invite all other young families to join in song, dance, and lots of fun!
Born in the Deep Woods is available now and you can win it by entering my giveaway!
Thank you to Sugar Mountain PR for our complimentary copies in exchange for this review and giveaway. We love sharing music with our friends!

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Here’s more from Sugar Mountain PR:

“Portland, February 28, 2017 ~ Red Yarn, Portland’s acclaimed family folksinger and puppeteer, releases a new album called Born in the Deep Woods on March 10. The album completes his Deep Woods trilogy, an epic song cycle exploring the roots and branches of American folk music. With his full band and puppet troupe, Red Yarn will celebrate the release with shows around the Pacific Northwest this spring, at SXSW in March, and on an east coast tour this summer.

Seven years ago, Texas-born artist and educator Andy Furgeson began a deep exploration of American folk music, adapting dozens of songs and posting rough recordings under the name Red Yarn. He dreamed up a forest called the Deep Woods to contain the strange animal tales he found. He created a cast of “critter” puppets to bring the characters to life. His homespun aesthetic caught on in Portland, where he built a successful career performing these songs and stories for thousands of families. Three award-winning albums and many music videos later, Red Yarn culminates his Deep Woods project with Born in the Deep Woods, his boldest musical statement yet.

Recorded at Portland’s Type Foundry Studio with celebrated producer Adam Selzer, Born in the Deep Woods explores the genres that grew out of American folk music. From bluegrass to heartland rock, the album traces the evolution of our national musical vernacular.

At the heart of the album are Furgeson’s harmonies with his wife Jessie Eller-Isaacs. Recorded while she was expecting their second child, many songs channel the joys and fears of bringing new life into the world.”

Learn more about Born in the Deep Woods and Red Yarn at www.redyarnproductions.com, and at this link.

See Red Yarn, Ms. Jessie, their full band and critter pals LIVE:

SXSW Week: March 14 – 18 – various performances (with LiveMom, Do512, Children’s Cancer Association, and Spare the Rock Radio) in Austin, TX 

Saturday,  April 22 – The Fambly Ramble returns with special guest two-time Grammy Award nominee Justin Roberts, at Mission Theater and Pub, Portland, OR

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Fancy Whales for Olivia Rae

Fancy Whales for Olivia Rae

Thank you to Keeping it Real for inviting me to participate in Really Crafty Link Party #33. I am proud to share Oh BaBee Originals‘ latest baby shower banner for sweet little Olivia Rae and her mama. This will highlight the decor at her baby shower and hang in the nursery, ready for Olivia’s arrival.

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It is made with cloth doilies, pink and gray swirl decorative paper, wooden script letters and dolphin embellishments, adhesive pink flowers, and wide pink ribbon. All of the pieces are assembled, with the exception of a few flowers. It just needs to be connected and reinforced with the pink ribbon, from which it will hang.

This commission came from the friend of a loyal customer and is the second piece I’ve made for this woman. Last year, I made her bridal shower banner!  It is such a joy to be a special part of these momentous occasions.

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Toy Story for Adelaide

Toy Story for Adelaide…

This was made for a very special Mommy and her sweet Adelaide arriving in September. Mommy is not only special, but extremely talented! She handmade the curtains, the wall hanging, and is currently working on the bedding. I hope that my coordinated sleep sign will fit in perfectly and make Adelaide happy.

Thank you to Keeping It Real for always inviting Shanti Mom to her Really Crafty Link Party!

 

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From Wikipedia:

Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated adventure buddy comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter at his directorial debut, Toy Story was the first feature-length computer-animated film and the first theatrical film produced by Pixar. Toy Story follows a group of anthropomorphic toys who pretend to be lifeless whenever humans are present, and focuses on the relationship between Woody, a pullstring cowboy doll(voiced by Tom Hanks), and Buzz Lightyear, an astronaut action figure (voiced by Tim Allen). The film was written by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow, and Joss Whedon, and featured music by Randy Newman. Its executive producers were Steve Jobs and Edwin Catmull. It was released in theatres November 22, 1995.

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Adorable Bibs from Zoozik

Adorable Bibs from Zoozik

These bibs are so incredibly adorable! The sweet animals will delight any little one and the absorbency will impress mommy. The nickel free snaps are adjustable, so the bibs will last through all the messy times. The set of four bibs comes with two complimentary e-books valued at $7.99 each. Enjoy these cute Zoozik bibs and make your baby smile.
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Product Description from Zoozik:

“Parents, are you tired of constantly doing laundry? Your little ones getting their clothes dirty and wet all the time?
Finally, trendy baby bibs that will keep your baby happy, fashionable and clean!
✔ Stylish 4-pack set features cute animals – puppies, kitties, giraffes and owls prints that look great on girls or boys.
✔ Nickel-free metal snaps that allow you to adjust the fit as your baby grows from newborn to toddler.
✔ Super-absorbent bandana bibs feature ultra-soft cotton front & fleece back so your infant’s delicate will be comfortable.
✔ 2 complimentary eBooks:
– A parent step-by-step guide on how to take special care of your baby ($7.99 value).
– A guide on how to plan and organize a perfect baby shower ($7.99 value).”

Thank you to Zoozik for my heavily discounted bibs in exchange for this review.