Brooklyn’s Beloved Kindie Star Suzi Shelton Releases an Album of Smart Songs for Kids Who Care Hand in Hand Avail now!

 Suzi Shelton, known for her “heartfelt songs that span a lot of childhood territory”(Parents’ Choice) and “hummable, kid-friendly tunes” (NY Daily  News), released her fourth solo album for families this spring: Hand in Hand on May 11. Suzi plans several concerts to celebrate the release, including Friday sing-alongs at JCP Downtown in NYC and a show at Madison Square Park (as part of the Madison Square Kids series) on Wednesday, July 11.

Suzi and special musical guests will present an interactive Facebook Live concert on Thursday, May 10 at about 6 pm Eastern Time.

Inspired by a challenge from her Brooklyn based women’s songwriting group, Suzi offers her signature “catchy, danceable pop-rock songs that connect directly with kids” (BaristaNet), while delving into more sophisticated stylings and production. Hand in Hand includes nine upbeat songs to encourage self-discovery, expression and kindness. Some of the tunes are childlike and whimsical, about things like ladybugs and raindrops and blue fin fish. Others are meant to be inspiring, like “Can You Feel the Power,” “The Grass Is Always Greener,” “River Come Down,” and “We Shall Walk.” The lyrics emphasize inclusion and believing in one’s own power to do good. “I want to encourage kids and let them know that they can be comfortable in their own skin and express themselves joyously,” says Suzi.

GRAMMY winning artist and former Sprout TV host Tim Kubart sings on the tune “Grass Is Always Greener,” and Brooklyn kindie stars Vered Ronen (Baby in Tune), Amelia Robinson (Mil’s Trills) and Katie Mullins (Katie Ha Ha Ha) add vocals to “Can You Feel the Power?” The toe-tapping finger-snapping traditional children’s song “Ladybugs” includes swinging Andrews Sisters style harmonies by Bess Rogers and Hannah Winkler. Hand in Hand was engineered, produced and mixed by Greg Mayo and Dan Weiner, who together with Suzi aimed to create an eclectic pop album with a modern feel. Children’s voices add lift to peppy and positive songs like the first track, “Put Your Hands in the Air,” and Suzi’s 13-year-old daughter Emma wrote and performed on the song, “We Shall Walk.”

 

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The proud mother of two children, Suzi also works and performs regularly with students at area schools. MomTrends called Suzi “one of our favorite musicians,” and the Brooklyn Spectator noted, “When Suzi Shelton takes the stage with her guitar and her band, you know that something special is about to happen.” In addition to family concerts in and around NYC this spring and summer, Suzi is also working on her fifth season of FREE Sing with Suzi videos on YouTube. She is constantly creating new songs and video content for her preschool fans. Visit www.suzishelton.com for updates.

Connect with Suzi on Facebook: Suzi Shelton Music, Instagram: SuziMusic,Twitter: @SuziShelton , and YouTube: Suzi Shelton.

Credit: Sugar Mountain PR.

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