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Beth Blenz-Clucas
Sugar Mountain PR
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     57 GRAMMY     55 GRAMMY
Best Children’s Album

Saddle Up
 59th GRAMMY® Nominee

Through the Woods
57th GRAMMY® Nominee

Can You Canoe?
55th GRAMMY® Winner

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“[The Okee Dokee Brothers] remind us of the American belief that we’re bound for better weather. Their album [Can You Canoe?] celebrates everyday explorers, young and old, who rediscover that notion daily”
NPR’s All Things Considered

Billboard
Saddle Up debuted at #5 in Kids Albums

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“The lyrics are playful, engaging and subtly filled with life lessons. These are songs that encourage kids to find happiness with fewer material possessions and embrace adventure even in trying situations. Without getting preachy or heavy-handed, Mailander and Lansing come off like happy, kind and fun big brothers eager to show their younger siblings how to have an ethically sound and green-conscious good time.”
Chicago Tribune

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“[Through the Woods] is at times moving, at times raucous, and always rooted in a simultaneous respect for the natural world and the rich musical traditions of Appalachian mountain music.”
The Washington Post

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“This bluegrass duo knows that to write a meaningful song,
you’ve got to have a genuine experience. ”
The Sierra Club

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Saddle Up made the American Library Association’s Notable Recordings list of 2017

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“A charming retelling of a traditional tale…”
-School Library Journal Review of Thousand Star Hotel


“…this sweet, down-home story is an unexpected delight.”
-BooklistOnline.com Review of Thousand Star Hotel

USAtoday
“My favorite album of 2012”
USA Today

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“Their roots together go to their earliest days and their folky songs commemorate shared memories of their childhoods.”
Pat Condon, Associated Press

Slate
“Can You Canoe? stacks up just fine next to current mass-Americana faves from the Lumineers to the Avett Brothers.”
Rob Harvilla, Slate.com

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“Children with even the slightest outdoorsy inclinations will be easily drawn into the
songwriters’ inviting descriptions of life under the stars.”
– STARRED Review for Can You Canoe? (the book) by Publishers Weekly

No Depression
“It’s pitch-perfect old-time country subtly grounded in 21st-century values: a tolerant, nonviolent Wild West, both gender and ethnicity-diverse, that still swings hard enough for the grown-ups to dance a two-step.”
– No Depression 

Fatherly
“You’ll enjoy the echoes of old-timey kids’ music and maybe even get a little misty over the
coming-of-age themes; your kid will love the bouncy lyrics and melodies.
– Fatherly

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“…they make their own brand of roots music that keeps in touch with their childhood spirit.”
CMT Edge

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“This outstanding third album in the GRAMMY Award–winning
Adventure Album series will appeal to the entire family.”

“Perfect road-tripping music. A must-have for every collection.”
-School Library Journal Starred Review

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“Lansing and Mailander distilled their experience into playful and thoughtful songs crafted with the warmth and storytelling resonance of traditional folk and mountain music.”
– Parents’ Choice
(Gold award recipients for all 3 Adventure Albums, Can You Canoe?, Through The Woods, and Saddle Up)

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NAPPA Gold Award recipient for Through the Woods

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“Like the great Woody Guthrie, they’ve tapped into that magic quality of folk music to bridge the age gap and connect listeners young and old with their universal message.”
 UTNE Reader

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“The Okee Dokee Brothers collaborate with some of today’s biggest names in Americana music, reaching a new generation of fans both young and old.”
– Bluegrass Nation

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Through the Woods voted #1 in the 2014 Fids and Kamily Music Awards by kids music reviewers, bloggers, radio programmers, and industry professionals.

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Through the Woods movie named Best Short Comedy in the Somewhat North of Boston film festival, and official selections in Queen City, Providence, Vail, Maryland International, & Bangladesh International Children’s Film Festivals

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“Parents all over the country will appreciate this classic bluegrass album as much if not more than their offspring will, with intelligent lyrics, complex rhymes and innocent stories to entertain in a way most children’s artists can only dream about. Every single song on this album is a gem.”
That Music Magazine

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“A roots music and bluegrass affair with striking harmonies and spot-on picking…”
– Acoustic Guitar Magazine

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Voted #1 Kids and Family Music Album in 2012 by kids music reviewers, bloggers, radio programmers, and industry professionals.

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Can You Canoe? Winner of:

The Parents’ Choice Gold Award
The American Library Assn’s Notable Childrens’ Recordings
The NAPPA Silver Award
The Kids First All Star Award

“A life-celebrating musical odyssey.” – Lynne Heffley, Parents’ Choice

No Depression
“[Can You Canoe?] is one of those rare records for kids that transcends its own audience.”

“[The Okee Dokee Brothers] encourage kids and adults alike to break away from our media driven culture into the natural universe right under our noses, which too often goes unnoticed.”
No Depression.com

Kidsplaclive
“[Can You Canoe?] is one of my favorite albums, period.”
Mindy Thomas, Sirius-XM Kids Place Live

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“‘Can You Canoe?’ is as important in your home as your well-thumbed editions of ‘Goodnight Moon’ and ‘Where The Wild Things Are’… It is absolutely the best album for kids & families ever made.”
– Jeff Bogle, Out With The Kids

Paste Mag
“The Okee Dokees are a sort of two-man Nitty Gritty Dirt Band for the kindiesphere.”
– Paste Magazine

coolmom
“‘Can You Canoe?’, exceeds all expectations in its breadth and scope, its heart and humor… [It] is wide-eyed in the best sense, and easily one of the best kids albums of the year.”
– Stefan Shepherd – Zooglobble

dadnabbit
“Two of Kindie’s best songwriters.”

“Like the Mississippi, ‘Can You Canoe?’ has a generally calm surface… but it also holds a lot of depth. This is a record about kindness, patience, friendship, brotherhood, travel, respect for the natural world, and a whole lot more.”
Jeff Giles, Dadnabbit

School Library Journal
“Vocal performances are outstanding, with plenty of lovely harmonies… This unique performance should have a place in every library.”
A “starred” review in the School Library Journal


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Print Material

Saddle Up One-sheet (701KB PDF File)

Through the Woods One-sheet (2.7MB PDF File)

Can You Canoe One-sheet (438KB PDF File)

Okee Dokee Brothers Gig Poster (full band) (490KB PDF File)

Okee Dokee Brothers Gig Poster (duo) (398KB PDF File)