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.
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
When singer-songwriter Alison Faith Levy performs, her audience's receptiveness is quite obvious.
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."
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.
The Big Time Tot Rock band will be everywhere this summer and fall, we have some incredible shows coming up. Check the Shows page for details!!
Our January Starry Day Matinee show with The Hipwaders was off-the-hook fun, these girls were beyond adorable! Hope to see you all March 24 at Ashkenaz for the last show of our winter/spring season!!
Librarians take note: World of Wonder is now available through two school & library distributors in the US - Midwest Tape and AV Cafe. Stock up now!