July 10, 2012

Little Seed from Elizabeth Mitchell {Giveaway}

As you might know from prior posts, I'm a big fan of Elizabeth Mitchell and her soothing, happy, folksy songs for kids and the adults who love them.  We have a few of her albums as well as a Pandora channel dedicated to her.  Her music always puts us in a good mood, both inside the house and in the car.
Elizabeth, her husband Daniel and daughter Storey, who also sing and play on her albums
Today, July 10th, the singer/songwriter has released her newest album, an homage to Woody Guthrie, titled "Little Seed: Songs for Children by Woody Guthrie" from Smithsonian Folkways.  How fitting that Guthrie's 100th birthday will be celebrated on July 14th.
No surprise: I love this album.  Not just because of Mitchell, but because I like Woody Guthrie's music.  So many of the songs are familiar, not just from Elizabeth's albums, but from growing up hearing them sung at home and at school.

The album contains Mitchell's take on 13 classic songs for children.  I really had no clue how much music for children that Woody Guthrie wrote, and we've been enjoying the discovery of some new pieces.  It's a great album to listen to, with or without the kids.

You can take a listen to "Bling, Blang" and "This Land is Your Land", both perennial favorites that you'll probably recognize.
WIN IT!
One lucky reader will win a copy of Little Seed.  Leave a comment below with your favorite song from the album.  You can get an extra entry if you're an email subscriber, Facebook fan, or for sharing on Twitter.  Leave an additional comment for each entry.

Contest ends Monday July 23rd, 11:59pmEST.  US mailing addresses only.
UPDATE: WINNER #9, Julie Rogers
Disclosure: I received a sample album for review.

36 comments:

  1. I subscribe to your e-mails (jennycoupon88 at gmail dot com)

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  2. I shared the contest on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jennycoupon88/status/222875346532433920

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  3. Riding In My Car!

    friday@albanytel.com

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  4. Following on Twitter. @4649miranda

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/4649miranda/status/222886117400248322

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  5. Oh, This Land is Your Land--I think it should be our national anthem.

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  6. Love her---I love Riding in My Car;) We only hear her on Pandora, but she's great:)
    -Julie
    http://www.thechirpingmoms.com

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  7. I love This Land Is Your Land (and agree with Beth above)
    amdierm at gmail dot com

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  8. I'm a FB fan
    amdierm at gmail (dot)com

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  9. Well, "This Land is Your Land" and "Bling Blang" are pretty wonderful, but they still don't top her cover of "Three Little Birds" for me...this would be awesome to add to our rotation of her music though!
    lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

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  10. This Land is Your Land, it's one of 7 year old favorite songs.

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  11. riding in my car :) Tburchar (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  12. I've always loved "Grassy grass grass." shanaleigh70 at yahoo dot com

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  13. Grassy grass grass! shanaleigh70 at yahoo dot com

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  14. I am your fan on FB... and elsewhere.

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  15. I LOVE Elizabeth Mitchell! We have one of her cds and just love it! "Little Sugar" is adorable!

    Becca

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  16. I'm a new FB fan! Pick me pick me! lol

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  17. My favorite is "Little Sugar"! I made a home video of my "little sack of taters" using this song. I love Elizabeth Mitchell!

    Tiffany
    flipfloptiffy@gmail.com

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  18. Little Sugar is so cute. tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

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  19. I like Bling Blang.

    arudig at comcast dot net

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  20. i like riding in my car

    hollyngunter@gmail.com

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  21. "Bling, Blang"!

    edgenemmers@gmail.com

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  22. This land is your land has been of fave of mine since I was a child!

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  23. I liked Sleep Eye!
    vschilke at gmail dot com

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  24. My favorite song is Merry-Go-Round.

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  25. my favorite song on the album is grassy grass grass!
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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