Beloved San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Alison Faith Levy brings Americana/Country charm to her new single, “All I Want for Chanukah is a Ukulele,” set for release on December 6.Once upon a time, Alison Faith Levy watched longingly as her friend and bandmate Karla Kane played her ukulele so beautifully.
This San Francisco singer has gone from children’s music to
adult music and back again. A former member of the kids’ pop group the
Sippy Cups, she detoured into the grown-up duo McCabe & Mrs. Miller
before returning to her young fans with the albums “World of Wonder” and
“The Start of Things.” This concert, for ages 3 through 8, is her New
York City debut with her new band. At 11:30 a.m., the Jewish Museum,
1109 Fifth Avenue, at 92nd Street, 212-423-3200, thejewishmuseum.org.
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 the '80s if not the '90s until the
kindie wave swept through at the start of the 21st century.
Alison Faith Levy, formerly “Sippy Alison” of legendary kindie trailblazers The Sippy Cups
and the songwriter behind such Sippy hits as “Magic Toast,” The
Jellyfish,” “Move Your Pants,” and “One Day Soon,” makes a stunning
return to the kids’ music scene with her second solo album, The Start of Things, set for release on April 21st.
Bruce Springsteen sings about the healing power of music. Huey Lewis and the News even sang "The Power of Love." Alison Faith Levy
truly believes. She brings back the girl group power-pop sound of the
1960s with her new children's music CD, THE START OF THINGS.
Alison Levy (also known as Sippy Alison of The Sippy Cups) shares her
wonderful sounds of music with our little ones ages 3 to 8 years old in
The Start of Things, her new solo album.
This year Hanukkah runs almost concurrently with Christmas, and Alison Faith Levy
offers up a fun new song titled "All I Want for Chanukah is a Ukulele,"
strumming on a uke (natch) with fellow Bay Area musician Karla Kane