Alastair Moock family show
Collaboration has always been at the heart of Alastair Moock's music career. On These Are My Friends, his seventh album and second specifically for kids and families, Moock puts collaboration center stage. The album features several of Moock's old friends from the Boston folk scene, including Lori McKenna, Kris Delmhorst, Mark Erelli, Jennifer Kimball, and Rose Polenzani; some newer friends from the family music world, including Rani Arbo, Anand Nayak, and Vanessa Trien; plus his wife, author Jane Roper, and twin four-year-old girls, Elsa and Clio.
These Are My Friends follows Moock's award-winning family music debut, A Cow Says Moock. That album won a 2010 NAPPA Gold Award, a Parents' Choice "Recommended" Award, and was a Boston Children's Music Favorite Album of the Year.
Like Pete Seeger and others from an earlier generation of folk music, Moock makes little distinction between his own songs and cover material. For him, it's all part of a continuum — a collaboration between the old and the new. Interspersed with the ten originals on These Are My Friends are songs like "Mail Myself to You" (by Woody Guthrie), "Green Green Rocky Road" (traditional, associated with Dave Van Ronk), "Yes Indeed" (by Sy Oliver, made famous by Ray Charles), and "Ladybugs' Picnic" (from Sesame Street).
Unfortunately, Moock can’t bring all the fantastic musicians who helped make These Are My Friends with him on the road. But with his Rowdy Roots band, he brings the spirit and sound of collaboration to family audiences wherever he goes. www.moockmusic.com
Tickets: $12 / 10