I have always loved music. My father sang professionally for a long time, and still books gigs with his band a handful of times each year. On any given day, I’ll usually have some song running through my head, and you’ll likely overhear me humming it (or if I think nobody can hear me, I’ll just go ahead and belt it out!).
Darah is making music a central part of my life right now, because she LOVES it. Can I just tell you how hilarious it is to watch her dance back and forth to the beat?! She gets a huge grin on her face, and sometimes even claps when the music comes on.
One cd that has been getting some playtime on our Itunes lately is Take It Outside, the latest album from The Okee Dokee Brothers. From the press release, “Take It Outside does continue the magic, capturing one full day of childhood, from waking up for a little “Bluegrass for Breakfast” to hitting the hay at night with “Sweet Dreams.” Mailander and Lansing blend a little bit of country, quite a bit of bluegrass, and add in pop and funk influences for good measure.” As we get geared up for our move to Chattanooga (oh yeah…have I mentioned that???), these tunes put us in the right frame of mind! 🙂
I would summarize this album as good old fashioned fun set to music. It is lighthearted and upbeat and it definitely helps round out Darah’s growing collection of artists who are geared toward children but are still quite musically diverse in terms of their sounds! Take it Outside was released on August 3rd, and it is definitely worth a listen. Check it out here, and if you like what you hear, you can get the whole album for $12.97 or get the mp3s for just $9.99. That’s a sweet deal! It is also available now on Amazon.
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