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This project is funded by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, through the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.




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+ About the Performance
This program was recorded 02/18/2012 at Symphony Space.

Describing themselves as "kids with beards," this Minnesota duo remind children (and their adults) of their intrinsic ability to discover, imagine, and create through music. With witty lyrics, off-the-wall humor, strong musicianship, and a unique folk/bluegrass style, prepare for a hoe-down without leaving the city.

 

PROGRAM

 

1. "Cripple Creek"

2. "Bluegrass for Breakfast"

3. "Rollercoaster Ride"

4. "Neighbors"

5. "Auctioneer"

6. "Can You Canoe"

7. "Water Balloon"

8. "Rosita"

9. "Dark Hollow"

10. "Robot Song"

11. "The Boatman's Dance"

12. "Tippy Toes"

13. "Mama Don't Allow"

+ About the Artists

As childhood friends growing up in Denver Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Whether it was rafting down their neighborhood creek, taking long bike rides into the country or discovering hiking trails through the Rocky Mountains, Joe and Justin were born adventurers.

Now, as The Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music. Joe and Justin record and perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to get outside and experience nature. They believe this can motivate kids to gain a greater respect for the natural world, their communities and themselves.

As an independently managed band, the young duo has gained a loyal grassroots following that is drawn to their witty lyrics, strong musicianship and unique folk style. By appealing to the musical needs of the entire family and recognizing that kids deserve quality music, The Okee Dokee Brothers are working full-time to advance the family music genre.

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