Now more than ever, singing is a good way to get through tough times. The bonding and therapeutic properties of music are self-evident when everybody is singing together.
This spring, a couple of cool artists release sing-along albums for the very young (and the very old):
The Okee Dokee Brothers — Songs for Singin’
Drawing from the age-old tradition of singing to heal the soul during difficult times, The Okee Dokee Brothers have written a slew of catchy and inclusive songs so fans can join in and belt out. In the spirit of American folk legends Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, Songs for Singin’ presents timeless messages of hope and unity. The 2-disc album, produced by Dean Jones, includes an illustrated 32-page book with the lyrics and chords to every song to inspire living room sing-alongs. The first track, “Hope Machine,” is inspired by Guthrie’s own poetry.
Lindsay Munroe (with Raffi ) — I Am Kind
Raffi’s label, Troubadour Music, announces the release of I Am Kind by an exciting new artist named Lindsay Munroe. Imbued with joy and a deep respect for children, these 16 songs offer encouragement with sparkling simplicity. Raffi’s voice adds to the charm of this all-ages inclusive album, which will be released on digital platforms on April 24th via Craft Recordings in the United States. Stream a sampler of the songs HERE.