October 10, 2012

Blue Clouds from Elizabeth Mitchell {Giveaway}

You may have heard here before about how much we enjoy Elizabeth Mitchell's music around our home and in our car.  I'm excited to share with you my thoughts on her upcoming CD, Blue Clouds, which is being released by Smithsonian Folkways on October 23d.
We're fans of Elizabeth's music in our house (well, except for the Mister, but he's more of the Slayer type anyway) and her soothing and upbeat songs pass the miles when the boys and I go out visiting.  We even have a Pandora channel centered around her music, in addition to many of her wonderful CDs.  Her music feels like home to me.

Blue Clouds is no exception--we love it!  Soren especially likes "Hop Up, My Ladies" (over and over and over) and the Partridge Family-sounding "Kooks".  I was surprised at how quickly he learned the lyrics to sing along.  I personally love her version of Van Morrison's "Everyone" (I loved that song at the end of The Royal Tenenbaums, one of my favorite movies) and its message of inclusion and hope.

I'm fond of how Elizabeth Mitchell brings a fresh perspective to traditional folk songs, introducing them to a new generation.  Her music has a way of erasing the smudges of a bad day.

You just might be able to catch her on the accompanying tour,particularly if you live in the Northeast, set to hit these cities:

Date                City                             Venue
10/10/12          New York, NY             Hudson Guild
10/13/12          Olivebridge, NY         Ashokan Center
10/21/12          Chicago, IL                Old Town School of Folk Music
10/28/12          San Francisco, CA    San Francisco Public Library
11/3/12            Seattle, WA                Town Hall
11/4/12            Portland, OR              The Village Ballroom
12/8/12            Portland, ME              One Longfellow Square
12/15/12          New York, NY             Symphony Space

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Disclosure: I received a copy of Blue Clouds for review.

12 comments:

  1. My littlest loves music. I am always looking for new tunes to introduce him to.

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  2. I'd like to "discover" a new-to-us musician!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  3. We are big fans of Elizabeth Mitchel and would love to have this new CD :D

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  4. Because I love folk music, and Elizabeth Mitchell sounds like a great singer.

    Lonerwor@aim.com

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  5. I'm a fan, would love to have this, she's great.

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  6. I would love to find more music to listen to! My daughter seems pretty receptive to folk type music!

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  7. Sounds great :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  8. Sounds like good music!

    hockeyheaven at yahoo.com

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  9. This would be for my nieces!

    edgenemmers@gmail.com

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  10. Because my 3 year old adores her music! We have listened to her cd's since my kiddo was born.

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  11. My favorite is "Down in the Valley!"
    Miz Vickik

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  12. I would love to hear her rendition of the folk songs. garrettsambo@aol.com

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