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You are My Flower
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You Are My Little Bird
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Little Seed
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Dear Friends,

When I wrote in our newsletter last week that there was much news to share at this time of year and that you would be hearing from me again this week, I never imagined that I would be writing to share this news. Our album “Little Seed: Songs for Children by Woody Guthrie” was nominated for a Grammy last night!

I began making music with and for children almost twenty years ago, and Woody Guthrie’s music has been part of my path since the very beginning. His songs opened my mind and heart and were in my classroom the first time I sang with kids. I am so honored to record with the incredible record label that brought Woody Guthrie’s music to the world and continues to work tirelessly to keep his legacy alive. Thank you Smithsonian Folkways!

The reward for me has always been the work itself. The love I get back from the children and families with whom we are lucky enough to share our music is more than I could have ever hoped for, truly. But I have to say I really am very grateful for this recognition of our work. This album is a tribute to Woody, his art and his lasting and profound relevance in our lives. I feel so much joy every time we sing “Bling Blang” and “Who’s My Pretty Baby” with an audience, it is always, for me, a feeling of instant freedom. Thank you Woody!

To celebrate the nomination of “Little Seed” we release our video for the beautiful Woody Guthrie song “Sleep Eye” filmed in Woodstock last summer on a warm night in June and directed by my friend Tom Schnaidt. I hope you all enjoy it!

Please click here to watch video!

You can purchase “Little Seed” and all of our albums from our own online store!


This weekend brings us to two of our favorite states, Maine and Rhode Island for concerts in Portland and Providence. And next weekend brings us to NYC for our annual concert at Symphony Space- tickets are going fast so get them while you can!

There will be just one more small newsletter next week, and then you won’t hear from us until next year, I promise!!!

Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower