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Take It Outside

Take It Outside

Fall 2010 Music
Ages: 2 - 9 yrs.
CD Price: $15.00

Bluegrass and folk vibes shape this loosey-goosey, happy music with down-home appeal, performed by a fine passel of musicians on fiddles, piano, banjo, guitar, horns and percussion-acoustic and electric-led by Okee Dokee Brothers Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing. The duo's original songs cover wide territory, from heroes and neighbors to face-washing and extraterrestrials who "never come to play anymore." Whatever the subject, word-play is paramount. Check out their "Antidisestablishmentarianism" track or the adventures of "Lucy and Tighty": "Lefty Lucy loved to lolly lacksadaisically/But Righty Tighty went by the book alphabetically…."

Lynne Heffley   ©2010 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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