Drawing from the age-old tradition of singing to heal the soul during difficult times, The Okee Dokee Brothers have written a slew of catchy and inclusive songs so fans can join in and belt out. In the spirit of American folk legends Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, Songs for Singin’ presents timeless messages of hope and unity. The album, produced by Dean Jones, includes an illustrated 32-page book with the lyrics and chords to every song to inspire living room sing-alongs.
Evaluation comments from our NAPPA Awards Music Judge:
“Not only are The Okee Dokee Brothers very talented musicians, but they are quite considerate too. While the Grammy Award-winning duo’s prior albums have had outdoor themes (from canoeing the Mississippi River to enjoying wintertime experiences), they have stocked their new release with folksy songs designed for families to sing-along with while quarantining inside their homes. The Okee Dokees (non-brothers Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing) also are thoughtful enough to make this their longest CD ever: a double disc of 27 original songs. Loosely organized with a “daytime” disc and a “nighttime” disc, Songs For Singin’ comes packed with spirited acoustic, Americana-style songs that show the Brothers following in the musical footsteps of their idols, Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. They wrote “If You Want A Song,” in fact, after seeing a Seeger concert, while the hilarious “Campin’” feels like a tune Woody might have written if he were alive today. Filled with an abundance of musical highlights, this fantastic, feel-good-y album will be one to enjoy even after the quarantine is a thing of the past.”