November 3, 2010

Every Day's a Sunny Day with Elizabeth Mitchell {Giveaway}

Like all parents, I very much want a happy childhood for my son.  When thinking about the elements that go into that--free play, arts and crafts, nature--music always makes it onto that list.  Especially folksy, bright, "handmade" music, which in my mind is a substitute for my own lack of music-making ability, singing not included. :)

Elizabeth Mitchell's musical repertoire completely describes the type of music I'm talking about. Her newest album, aptly titled Sunny Day, is pure delight.
 Released by Smithsonian Folkways (another fave of mine), Sunny Day is a collaboration between Elizabeth, her husband Daniel, their 9-year-old daughter, Storey, and friends (including Dan Zanes). 
We've had this album on repeat rotation the last few days; there's something so soothing and familiar about the songs, almost like we're at our weekly library storytime/sing-a-long.  Many of the songs are indeed familiar, like Lovely Day, This Little Light of Mine, and Keep on the Sunny Side.  Clearly, just based on the titles, you're in for an upbeat treat.
I like this album so much that I just ordered her previous one this morning. Can't wait to stock up the cd player with more of her music and let the sing-a-longs continue.

WIN IT!
One lucky K&K reader will win a copy of Sunny Day by Elizabeth Mitchell!
To Enter
Visit Sunny Day's page on Smithsonian Folkways and tell me the song that you like the best from the album.
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  • Follow @katydidandkid and tweet this giveaway, leaving a link to your tweet in the comments. You can tweet once per day (leave a comment each day). You can copy and paste my tweet if you'd like: Win a copy of Elizabeth Mitchell's newest CD Sunny Day http://goo.gl/fb/GYXCe @katydidandkid
You must do the first entry in order to enter ("I want to win, thanks!" comments will NOT be considered). You will have until Sunday November 14nd at 11:59pm EST to enter. The winner will be chosen via random number generator the next day and notified by email. I'll also post the winners on my blog HERE. If I don't hear back from the winner within 72 hours, I'll pick another.
Disclosure: I received a sample copy of Sunny Day for review purposes.

12 comments:

  1. I love Reggae in the Fields off of the album!

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  2. i follow you via google friend connect

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  3. The Tsuki (Moon) song is my favorite--you will not be disappointed by her former cd, "Three Little Birds" is the best rendition of that song I've heard. It makes me so happy!
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  4. I subscribe via email
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  5. I follow you with gfc
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  6. The clip of Keep on the Sunny Side wasn't long enough to tell, but I think this is a song also covered (partially...or alluded to, anyway) by Poi Dog Pondering (an all-time fave band in our house). shanaleigh70 at google dot com Have been wanting a copy of Elizabeth's disc...thanks for the chance!

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  7. I subscribe via Google Reader.

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  8. I fanned you on FB (finally!).

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  9. My Little Buckaroo!

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  10. i like tell it again
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