It's an honor to be invited by Michael Dorf of City Winery/Knitting Factory to perform at the Downtown Seder event at JCCSF, alongside Israeli superstar David Broza, comedian Nato Green, musician Keren Ann, and many others. Downtown Seder has been going on in New York for thirteen years, and has featured such performers as Lou Reed, Philip Glass and comedian Judy Gold. Seating is limited, find tickets and info HERE.
January 21, 2014 by Dan Wolf
Alison Levy is always game for a musical adventure.
Best known as “Sippy Alison” of the legendary kids group The Sippy Cups as well as one half of McCabe & Mrs. Miller (along with Victor Krummenacher of Camper Van Beethoven), Alison has recently released World of Wonder, a perfect mixture of kids anthems and pop song mastery.
We had an awesome time at the JCCSF on Christmas Day - check out this live video of Like a Spinning Top from the show! And, big news: I'm happy to announce that I am starting work on a new album! Also, I am continuing progress on the World of Wonder stage musical, which is coming along splendidly. If all goes as planned, we are looking towards a 2015 theatrical premiere! It's shaping up to be a very busy, creative, and exciting year. Hope to see you all at a Big Time Tot Rock class or concert soon!
Thanks to everyone who came out and danced and sang with us at the Bay Area Discovery Museum. See you on December 25 at the JCCSF!
This Sunday, the place to be with your preschooler will be the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Singer-songwriter Alison Faith Levy and her Big Time Tot Rock band will be doing three shows, headlining the Yerba Buena Family Day Festival.
Levy is a local phenomenon, a veteran entertainer whose first solo CD, World of Wonder
(2012) hits you with great songwriting and unexpectedly full
production, which had rock critic Greil Marcus invoking Phil Spector’s
“Wall of Sound.”
The Big Time Tot Rock band played to our biggest crowd yet - 650 rockin' kids and families at the Mountain View Library. Laurie Peck, the librarian "impresario" who organized the show, had these kind words:"Thank
you for a really lovely concert. Karin and I agreed it was your best
yet! From the first notes you had the children engaged and dancing.
It‘s truly a family show –
lots of participation with old favorites and fun new songs for the
little ones, sophisticated musically for grownups. Big Time Tot Rock
When singer-songwriter Alison Faith Levy performs, her audience's receptiveness is quite obvious.She
tells The Daily News, "When I see a huge crowd all crawling around on
the ground like zoo animals, that thrills me to no end."Among the
5-and-under set, Levy is a superstar. "If they're having fun, jumping
around, laughing, dancing and being silly, then I know I'm doing my
job," Levy says, laughing. Levy became well known for her role in
the immensely popular kids music band, The Sippy Cups. Now she has her
I got a call from Alison Faith Levy
in the fall of 2011 regarding me producing an album of new tunes for
her. Unlike the moody, arty rock records she’d been making on her own
over the previous decade, this was going to be a kids’ album. It made
sense: Alison was a lead member of the kindie-rock phenomenon known as
the Sippy Cups: a psychedelic, theatrical roadshow dream for parents and
kids during the 2000s.
I have to admit, I was fascinated. My wife, Jill Pries, is the