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You are My Flower
You are My Sunshine
Catch the Moon
You Are My Little Bird
Sunny Day
Little Seed
Turn, Turn, Turn
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Sunny Day Coloring Book

Our Sunny Day Coloring Book is now available in our very own, brand new, online store! Please click on “store” above to behold the excitement!

Sunny Day Coloring Book

Dear Friends,
campI am writing to you from New York City this morning! Storey is attending the Willie Mae Rock Camp for girls here this week, rocking out with 85 other girls between the ages of 8 and 18. Last year she attended with a friend, but this year is flying solo. It can be so hard to make new friends but I am inspired by her courage in giving it a go- this camp is all about confidence building. I had to muster up my own courage last week when I gave the first speech I’ve ever given in my life! I was the keynote speaker at the New York State School Music Association conference in Albany. It was super scary as I had to write a super long speech, but I did it! I spoke about the role of folk musi c in music education, and I talked about my own beloved elementary school music teacher. It was very emotional! I might post the piece on my website to share with you at some point soon.

sunny_day_coloring_bookWe finally have our own online store on our website and…the Sunny Day Coloring Books are now available online! My fantastic distributor will be taking care of fulfillment instead of little old unreliable me, so you can expect prompt and efficient delivery! I am so, so excited to share this coloring book with you. It includes a coloring book page for each letter in the alphabet, featuring themes from our album Sunny Day and other reference points from our musical life. It really was a beautiful collaboration between Storey who wrote the words and her grandmother who made the drawings- it makes an amazing gift!

blue_clouds_250And our super big news today is that our new album will be released on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings on October 23! It is called Blue Clouds and we are so excited to share it with you- it is the first album released by Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower!!! The past few years have been very collaborative for our family and I wanted the album to truly reflect that experience. Our family is joined by so many extraordinary musicians on this record- Amy Helm, Byron Isaacs, Clem Waldmann, Jane Scarpantoni, Jay Ungar, Jean Cook, Justin Guip, Kirsten Jacobson, Mike Merenda, Molly Mason, Nancy Chusid, Ruthy Ungar, in addition to our new family members of You Are My Flower- Aunt Anna, Uncle Miggy and cousin Penny. We are deeply grateful for the co ntributions of all of these musicians, and for the children that have lent there voices to our recordings- Libby, Ken, Somi, Rodman, Annika, Joey and Emma.

We will have much more to say about this album in the coming weeks, stay tuned!

Enjoy these last days of summer!

Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower