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For Immediate Release - Hand In Hand

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Brooklyn’s Beloved Kindie Star Suzi Shelton Releases
an Album of Smart Songs for Kids Who Care

Hand in Hand

The award-winning singer-songwriter presents an uplifting album on May 11

New York, Spring 2018 – Suzi Shelton, known for her “heartfelt songs that span a lot of childhood territory”(Parents’ Choice) and “hummable, kid-friendly tunes” (NY Daily  News), will release her fourth solo album for families this spring: Hand in Hand on May 11. Suzi plans several concerts to celebrate the release as well as a Facebook Live concert on May 10.

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.”

Suzi and her band have performed in such prestigious venues including Symphony Space, BAM, the Lincoln Center Tree Lighting Ceremony, and even The White House. Suzi is best known for her crowd pleasing "fist pumping" songs like "Goin' On A Road Trip," and "Go, Fire Truck, Go," as well her lovely lullaby rendition of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight."

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.” Indeed, Suzi and her band plan a busy spring and summer concert schedule, including a pre-release show for NYC families at Brookfield Place on April 14th.  Suzi is also working on her fifth season of FREE Sing with Suzi videos on YouTube, and she is constantly creating new songs and video content for her preschool fans.

For updates, visit www.suzishelton.com.

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

Press queries:
Beth Blenz-Clucas, Sugar Mountain PR, beth@sugarmountainpr.com, 503-293-9498

Suzi Shelton Bookings:

Stephanie Rothschild, Kidz Love Music, kidzlovemusic@gmail.com

 

 

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Brooklyn Spectator

When Suzi Shelton takes the stage with her guitar and her band, you know that something special is about to happen.

It isn’t just the fact that when she sings, the kids in the audience gravitate towards the stage like flies to honey, or the fact that she is often flanked by backup singers comprised of her children and their young friends. Although both of these attest to the unique appeal of Shelton and her music, it is ultimately the music and its lyrics that capture the attention of every child and parent in the audience.

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