Congratulations to Grammy winners, The Okee Dokee Brothers!

We are so thrilled to learn that last night’s Grammy for best children’s album went to a longtime favorite of ours, the Okee Dokee Brothers’  Can You Canoe?

In fact, our own kids’ music expert, Christina Refford, called it the best kids CD of 2012, so we’re glad to see the (clearly brilliant) Grammy judges agreed.

Best kids' music of 2012: Can You Canoe?

I still remember when Christina first shared the Minneapolis duo’s 2008 release, Kids With Beards,
and told me, “these guys are great! Really different…but I think they
could be really big.” She included them in her favorite kids’ albums of
2008, and again in 2010. And now…the big time!

Can you tell we’re just thrilled for them? (Plus, they’re so nice!)

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Justin Lancing and Joe Mailander with Christina and Liz’s kids at Kindiefest, 2010

our regular readers know, our heart has always been with the small
artist, the little guy, the moms and pops on their way up the ladder.
And the same goes for our ongoing coverage of amazing Kindie Rock musicians who make listening fun for everyone in

the family, even if they’re not all household names. Yet.

Be sure to check out our review of Can You Canoe?,
download, and see for yourself why this bluegrass and American roots
band is just so captivating. You don’t even have to be a kid. –Liz

Congrats to all of the brilliant 2013 Grammy nominees for Best Children’s Album:
Elizabeth Mitchell,  The Pop-Ups, Bill Harley, and James Murray + Co–all outstanding albums for your collection too.