Monsters, Schemes & Wild Dreams is this year's brilliant theatrical production from Stage Write, with musical numbers written by Alison Faith Levy! Stage Write is an organization that teaches playwriting and theater skills to elementary school kids in the SF public schools. Five young playwrights are then chosen to have their plays produced, performed by professional actors, with songs and live musical accompaniment for two nights at the Brava. It's an incredible show on all levels, great fun for the whole family!
The Start of Things finished strong on some pretty incredible year end lists for children's music in 2015:
#8 on Zooglobble's Best Kids Music of 2015
#7 on Musical Merry-Go-Round’s Favorite Family Music Releases of 2015
Kids Can Groove Top 20 Family Albums for 2015
Our last Big Time Tot Rock show of 2015 will be on Christmas Day, December 25 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum for their Community Free Day! We play two shows, at 1pm and 2:30 pm, and there will also be art activities, shadow puppet making, and delicious food from Wise Sons Deli. Join us for this free family dance party! Festivities and activities start at 11am. For more info, visit www.thecjm.org.
The Start of Things is on the ballot for the 58th annual Grammy Awards, in the Children's category! This was such a labor of love, recorded at Mystery Lawn Mountain with producer Allen Clapp, and we're so excited and proud to see it on the ballot! If you are a NARAS voter or know someone who is (you certainly don't need to be a children's musician to vote), give it a listen and judge for yourself! Here is a SOUNDCLOUD stream to listen to the whole album. Wish us luck - see you on the red carpet!
Happy Halloween everyone - enjoy this little alt-country ditty, "Ballad of Boo Ghosty" about a sweet, lost ghost who befriends a child on his way home from school, and winds up becoming a part of his family! And make sure to join us for Scaregrove, San Francisco Rec & Park's wild Halloween event at Sigmund Stern Grove, on Friday, October 23, from 3 to 9 p.m. This family-friendly event features carnival rides, a haunted house, costume
We're honored to have been invited to come perform at the incredible, beautiful Jewish Museum of New York this Sunday, October 11. If you have friends or family in the New York area, make sure to spread the word! Get your advance tickets HERE and come rock out with us, NYC style!
Faith Levy, formerly of The Sippy Cups, is one of the hottest names in
children's music. She recently released her second album, "The Start of
Things," to rave reviews and understandably so. It's a fun yet
sophisticated blend of musical styles that will not only appeal to
Alison Faith Levy is
a rock star! She has had a prolific music career in both the kids and
adult genres, touring national stages with each band she has been in.
Alison first entered the kids’ music scene with the Bay Area band, The Sippy Cups, a kids’ rock band filled with sounds that harken back to the 60’s and 70’s.
Kids' music in the 1960s -- that
is to say, kids' music before there was even a name for it -- basically
took the folk music path that was one of the dominant musical strains of
the era. For Pete Seeger and Ella Jenkins, there was some distinction
between folk music for adults and that for kids, but it was a
distinction more of presentation than of subject matter. And that folk
music orientation was basically the default kids' music option through