"Alice DiMicele writes songs of consciousness and loving patience for the world we live in, vcialis 40mg and more importantly, buy delivers them with a sincerity, sildenafil power and positivity that wakes the heart and gives us refreshment for hope." – Joe Craven (Musician, Educator)
National Release Date: June 1, 2013
Fall 2013 Parent's Choice Foundation Recommended CD Award Winner
Folk favorite Alice DiMicele is pleased to announce the release of her 12th album, “If I Were An Otter: Songs for Kids of All Ages.” For more than 25 years, Northwest based DiMicele, has been playing coast to coast, her unique blend of Americana, groove folk, and acoustic soul. Well known for her unique voice, original songs, and soulful delivery; DiMicele's music celebrates the natural world and the people in it. The new album is her first childrens album, with a strong emphasis on the subtitle – Songs for Kids of All Ages. The acoustic based album is meant to be enjoyed across multiple generations; whether you are a kid, have a kid, are a kid at heart, or just plain appreciate good folk music.
If I Were An Otter features a host of original songs, as well as a select group of standards and traditionals, including songs by The Grateful Dead and Bob Marley. The album features Vince Herman on mandolin and vocals (Leftover Salmon, Great American Taxi); Jeff Pevar on dobro and banjo (Ray Charles, David Crosby, Ricki Lee Jones, and so many more), Mikey Stevens on bass, trumpet, vocals, and guitar (Maynard Ferguson, Gyspy Soul), Crystal Reeves on violin, viola, and vocals; and James Keigher on bodhran (Irish frame drum), mandocello, and vocals (Men Of Worth).
Alice says, “I?ve always wanted to record a kid?s album and have been collecting songs for many years. My focus is to create music that both kids and their parents can enjoy together. Artist DG House has drawn wonderful renditions of each song that kids can color. With the companion SongBook/Coloring Book parents can learn these songs to play with their kids. This music is meant to empower kids to be their best selves, to remember to follow their hearts, and to listen to the voice of nature.”
The title track “If I Were An Otter” was written back in 1987, and never found it’s way to an album until now. Included are a few favorites from DiMicele’s adult albums that kids have always responded to, including one of DiMiceles’ most requested songs from her first album, “Wise Old Woman,” the acapella “Celebrate the Rain” (written when Alice was 11 years old walking home from school in the rain), and the gospel infused “Made Out of Water.” Songs written specifically for the record include “Hunting Song,” “City Mouse/Country Mouse” (a duet with Vince Herman), “Honey Bee Blues,” and “We Can Be Anything.” DiMicele also had fun arranging some old favorites like Jesse Fuller?s “Monkey and the Engineer,” which she first heard performed by The Grateful Dead; David Mallet?s “The Garden Song,” Bob Marley?s “Three Little Birds” and a couple of favorite traditional tunes: “This Little Light of Mine” and “Simple Gifts.”
"If I Were An Otter: Songs for Kids of All Ages" is uplifting, positive and beautifully arranged. A gem for both parents, kids, and anyone who enjoys folk, Americana, or Roots music – this album is sure to become an instant classic.