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STEVE ELCI & FRIENDS MAKE A BIG SPLASH WITH THEIR FOURTH ALBUM
Review: I really loved this CD because it was very upbeat and great to dance, sing along, clap, and jump to with the whole family! I definitely recommend it, and you have a chance to win your own copy down below. Feel free to jump for joy!!
A celebration of the traditional sounds of American roots music from our nation’s heartland, Jump in the Puddles is filled with irresistible tunes that are bursting at the seams with wide-eyed, joyful enthusiasm and crackling with a refined sense of style and good taste. This is an album to bring kids and families together for a bit of singing, dancing, clapping, and, of course, jumping!
Reinforcing ideas of the simple pleasures of life, Jump in the Puddles weaves a musical fabric that includes varicolored threads spun from a fine sampling of Americana — ’60s music, 12-bar blues, country, and more — in performances of exceptionally high quality by singers and players who display a thorough understanding of the medium and a total mastery of their art, produced by a team that knows how to deliver a great sound.
Jump in the Puddles kicks off with the album’s title track, making splendid use of the 12-bar blues, complete with all the earmarks of this original American musical form. Next up is “Teddy Bear,” a track that revels in the sound and spirit of early rock ‘n’ roll. This is real American roots music enhanced by an expanded palette of instrumental color and solid choral back-up, almost a musical glossary of treasured sounds from the ’60s. “Supersonic” could be described as an American roots tip-of-the-hat to Cole Porter’s “You’re the Top,” redolently filled with an unabashed sense of pure joy.
Charisma, leadership, and compassion best describe Steve Elci. A musician and activist for 35 years, Steve‘s love of catchy hooks and his soaring vocal style have won acclaim from fans and critics alike, including an Emmy nomination for his 2013 – 2014 children’s web series, Kidsploration. Steve is just as thrilled to entertain local fans in Connecticut as he is when performing as far afield as Franklin, Tennessee’s Pilgrimage Festival, where last year he shared the bill with Justin Timberlake and Eddie Vedder.
Steve‘s dad, himself a Connecticut-based musician, performed, directed, and arranged for many regional Big Bands from the late 1940s until 2010. Growing up in Waterford, Connecticut surrounded by the sounds of Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, and many others from the Big Band Era, Steve soaked it all in and knew he was destined to become a musician.
Previous albums by Steve Elci & Friends include Imagination Nation (2014; title track, Akademia Award), Crayons in a Box (2012; title track, John Lennon Songwriting Contest finalist), and Vowels (2009; Parents’ Choice Award).
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One lucky winner will receive a copy of “Jump in the Puddles ” for their own! Enter below, and may the odds ever be in your favor to win! The giveaway ends September 3rd, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CST.
- The giveaway is open to US residents, age 18+, only.
- Cats in the Cradle is not responsible for prize shipment.
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- Winners are chosen randomly via Gleam.
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