In their latest musical adventure, the Grammy Award-winning, American roots music duo, the Okee Dokee Brothers (Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing), spirit listeners into a humorous and soulful winter odyssey. The Brothers, joined by a host of other terrific musicians, celebrate the season from various indoor and outdoor perspectives (bitter cold, rain and snow, warm cocoa, a cozy fire, howling sled dogs, lazy days), while exploring a deeper human connection to one another, to tradition, and to the earth. In “Welcome Home,” for instance, a “weary traveler” is enveloped in the warmth of friendship. “Snowpeople” gently addresses labels and stereotypes. “Great Grandmother Tree” eloquently speaks to life, loss, and the rebirth of nature. An “Abominable Yeti,” Jack Frost and the Winter Queen (in “Keep Me Warm”), and a dream-giving “Slumberjack” make an appearance, too—and “Ukulele in a Snowstorm” is simply one playful, happy smile.
Lynne Heffley ©2019 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.