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Blog Post: Family Music CD And Jammin Java Tickets From So Very Vienna

My 20-month-old Bug is really into music, so I'm constantly on the lookout for music that I not only tolerate but enjoy, as I hit the replay button again and again.

My 20-month-old Bug is really into music – particularly dancing around to tunes – so I am constantly on the lookout for music that I not only tolerate but enjoy, as I hit the replay button again and again. I just learned about Alastair Moock, who’s music fits nicely into the genre of interesting and fun songs that both kids and adults can enjoy.

So Very Vienna readers can enter into an exclusive giveaway for Alastair’s new CD and two tickets to his upcoming show at Vienna's own music venue, Jammin Java. Just post a comment on this link on So Very Vienna (include your email address when you create the comment). 

Here’s why you should enter the contest:

Alastair brings a style of “family roots music” where songs feature many voices all having a good ‘ole time together. With a raspy voice and a hand on the guitar or banjo, Alastair explores topics that are meaningful to children, but also adults. For instance: while we were stuck in DC traffic driving to the House of Sweden recently, Drew and I laughed at loud at the lyrics one of his latest songs, “Three Like Me”, where a little kid wonders why people are yelling at him for things like putting his dad’s wallet in the toilet and setting off the car alarm. Or, if you want a literary challenge, Alastair sings the ABCs backwards along with a mix of traditional nursery rhymes in “CBAs and A Twinkle Baa”. It’s good fun.

Alastair Moock hails from the Boston area, which has lots of cool indie and folk-inspired music (this is where I first heard of Laurie Berkner, another family-music style kids artist). In fact, Alastair takes his cue from the likes of Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie of years past. He’s headed down south to our area to play at Jammin Java on Saturday, December 3 at 10:30am. Tickets are $10 for everyone over one year old. But leave a comment on So Very Vienna for a chance at two free tickets and his new CD, These Are My Friends!

*Be sure to include your email address when you create your comment so you can be contacted in the event you win. The winner will be announced Monday, November 28. The CD will be mailed to the winner and tickets held at the Jammin Java door the day of the show. And if you don’t win, I hope so see you at Alastair’s show anyway – we will be the one’s dancing!

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Melanie Meren November 28, 2011 at 12:57 AM
Don't forget to enter the contest by tomorrow (Monday) for a cd and free show tickets for this Saturday's show at Jammin Java with Alastair Moock!
ECR November 28, 2011 at 12:38 PM
If you are looking for interesting, good music for kids, check out the group Trout Fishing in America. Their music is great (all types: blues, jazz, rock, pop, etc.), the lyrics are fun and very clever, and the songs won't get on Mom's nerves like most music CDs for kids. It's hard to pick a favorite CD, but our family's favorites are "My World" and "Big Trouble" though we haven't found one we didn't like yet!
Melanie Meren November 28, 2011 at 01:21 PM
Thanks for the tip! They sound fun.

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