Alison Faith Levy, formerly “Sippy Alison” of the legendary kindie trailblazers The Sippy Cups and the songwriter behind such Sippy hits as “Magic Toast,” “The Jellyfish,”“Move Your Pants” and “One Day Soon,” returns to making music for kids with a solo album, World of Wonder.
From a press release: "After spending five years criss crossing the country with the psychedelic rock n' roll circus for kids that was The Sippy Cups, performing in such venues such as Symphony Space in NYC, Lollapalooza, House of Blues, Central Park Summerstage, and Austin City Limits, Alison Faith Levy took a break from performing for children and found success with her"grown-up" Americana band, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, with songwriting partner Victor Krummenacher (of Camper Van Beethoven). They performed with the likes of Rosanne Cash, Cracker, and Built to Spill and released an acclaimed album Time for Leaving.
Alison missed performing for children, however, and decided to start a music time at a local bookstore. She began writing new songs for the kids, and word spread quickly. Within a few months the place was packed to the rafters every week, and Alison soon began booking performances at libraries, museums, music venues and outdoor festivals. She was tapped by a local club to produce a monthly music series for families, and her Starry Day Matinee Series in Berkeley, CA grew to be a runaway success, with full houses of jumping, dancing kids and happy moms and dads."
My children and I got to review the World of Wonder CD. I really like the variation of songs found on the album. From fun and rambunctious songs to slow and quiet songs--the mix is great! Alison has a great voice and a great sound for her songs-- I can see why she is so loved by families everywhere! We played the CD and my kids just danced and danced. They jumped up and down during the fun songs and whirled and twirled during the slower, softer songs. I also really liked the creative lyrics found in the songs as well.
Visit www.alisonfaithlevy.com/ to purchase her albums
A big THANK YOU to Alison for providing me with a free copy of her World of Wonder CD to review. I was not compensated for this review. I receive product(s) for free so that I can provide my insight and experience. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may vary.