TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR AT 10AM.|
Come join Alastair, his family, the album band, and special guests The Jimmy Fund Chorus as they celebrate the release of "Singing Our Way Through: Songs for the World's Bravest Kids!"
Alastair started the "Singing Our Way Through" project in fall 2013. That previous summer, one of his twin five-year-old daughters was diagnosed with Leukemia. "Singing together in the hospital was transformative, not just for Clio, but for me. It reminded me how powerful music can be," says Moock, "and I wanted to bring that experience to other kids and families going through the same thing."
Alastair's idea was to create an album that could be used as a free resource for patients and pediatric oncology programs around the country. In January of 2013, he took the songs he had written, along with a few carefully chosen others, into the studio. He was joined by friends and collaborators from the world of Americana and family music, including Chris Smither, Aoife O'Donovan, Rani Arbo, Mark Erelli, The Okee Dokee Brothers (2013 Grammy-winners, Best Children's Album) and Elizabeth Mitchell (2013 Grammy-nominee, Best Children's Album).
To finance the album, Moock started a crowd-funding campaign, which was far more successful than he had expected. Says Moock, "I was overwhelmed by the support of friends and fans. My goal was to raise $10,000, which would have been the bare minimum required to record the album. We raised nearly triple that."
Since its official release in July, 2013, "Singing Our Way Through" has been distributed to nearly 1,500 patient families at hospitals, clinics, and camps around the country. The album has been featured in People and Salon and on Good Morning America Live, Katie's Take with Katie Couric, and NPR.
"My hope is to bring some joy to kids with cancer," says Moock, "and to bring some joy, and a little bit of education, to kids without cancer. But the ultimate goal is to get kids and parents singing together. If this album accomplishes that, it will be a success."
More info at http://www.singingourway.com.
Check out a video from the album here: http://youtu.be/IVS2DP0RQvU.
Tickets are $10 in advance / $12 at the door (free for kids under 1 year old)
TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR AT 10AM.
The Center for the Arts at the Armory (View)
191 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|