Hootenanny: Back to Basics 2 – A Kindie production by Bill Childs and Stephanie Mayers

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The Kindie genre is thriving, and one of its strongest aspects is the community. There have been industry conferences, such as the now retired Kindiefest, the newborn (relatively, it’s more like a toddler now) Kindiecomm, and some artist meet-ups and showcases. There is no shortage of people working passionately to support and move this genre forward. Two of those people are Bill Childs (Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child) and Stephanie Mayers (Mayers Consulting).

Bill and Stephanie are producing Hootenanny: Back to Basics 2 (“Hootenanny 2”), a one night event featuring nuthin’ but music from a solid set of collaborations covering a broad range of styles. So solid.

While Hootenanny 2 is primarily geared toward industry folks (kids’ musicians and (kids) music biz folks), it will be open to the public.

The event will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Jalopy in Brooklyn. Tickets are available here.

Lineup:

Rachel Loshak and Morgan Taylor (Gustafer Yellowgold)
Joanie Leeds and Dan Elliott (Pointed Man Band)
Vered Ronen and Walter Martin
Michael & the Rockness Monsters and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
Jazzy Ash and KB Whirly
Ashley Albert and Tim Kubart
Danny Weinkauf and AudraRox
Sonia de los Santos and Brady Rymer
Shine (Shine and the Moonbeams) & Dan Zanes
The Deedle Deedle Dees and Moona Luna
Elena Moon Park and The Pop Ups

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View This: “Seventeen Years (a cicada love song)” – Lloyd H. Miller

Lloyd Miller of The Deedle Deedle Dees released the first video from his upcoming solo album (set to be released in the fall).  “Seventeen Years (a cicada love song),” is an homage to the those interesting chirpers.  I particularly love the line “We’re not the kind of band that comes back once a year.  We’re the magic kind/ You have to wait a little bit longer to here/ So when we at last appear you’ll know it’s the big show/ One you might not see again.”

I happen to live with a bug lover who is going to be overjoyed with this video, although she might be disappointed when she realizes that they only come out every 17 years.  I may have to create one of those homemade cicada costumes from the video as a backup plan.

[Courtesy of Lloyd H Miller via YouTube]