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Kindie Rocker Dre Towey Invites Us to the Table, with a Smidge of Brandi Carlile and a Dash of Shel Silverstein; 'In A Pickle' Scores Early Exclusive Premieres
(Published: December 03, 2015)

For Immediate Release November 30, 2015

Kindie Rocker Dre Towey Invites Us to the Table, with a Smidge of Brandi Carlile and a Dash of Shel Silverstein

Towey Talks Turkey and Everyone Gets a Taste in Her Holiday Song ‘Turkey Bop'

Witty New CD Focuses on Food; Claymation Video for Focus Track ‘You Are What You Eat' Premieres via Huffington Post

Once a picky eater, Kindie Rocker Dre Towey chooses food as a means of expression on her witty new album ‘In A Pickle'. Featured track "You Are What You Eat" is a playful interpretation of how we, as consumers, approach food. In jest, the song/video is meant to educate families on what we eat. The song is one of 15 tracks, intended to provide food for thought and to stimulate discussion and digestion. The CD itself is an eclectic mix of traditional and original songs featuring Dre's vocals and guitar (think Brandi Carlile meets Shel Silverstein) backed by the stellar musicality of Grammy-winning Dean Jones and The Fleas (Dog On Fleas). As always, Towey's children are at the heart of her music, the tracks ‘Jellyface' and ‘Criss Cross Applesauce' will resonate with any parent. No bones about it, ‘In a Pickle' should bring a giggle to your gaggle this holiday season. A claymation video for Towey's track ‘You Are What You Eat' debuted via Huffington Post. Bon Appetit!

HUFFINGTON POST - Exclusive Video Premiere
11/24/15, by Michael Ragogna
Video link: https://vimeo.com/134428351

Towey comments:
"'You Are What You Eat,' is a playful interpretation of how we, as consumers, approach food. The song/video is meant to educate families on what we put in our bodies. The song is one of 15 tracks, intended as a teach not preach moment created to stimulate discussion between parent and child about food and healthy eating habits. Bon appetit!"

AXS/EXAMINER - Exclusive Song/Video Premiere
By Laurie Fanelli 11/25/15
Exclusive Premiere: Get ready for Thanksgiving with Dre Towey's 'Turkey Bop'
Video Premiere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3HbbRI5AJk

AXS ARTICLE: Earlier this month, Dre Towey dropped her latest album, In a Pickle, which focuses on smart food choices for families. The fun-filled release includes classic food songs like "Day O" and "On top of Spaghetti" and offers new favorites like "You Are What You Eat." Also, just in time for Thanksgiving, she included a song dedicated to the star of the show with "Turkey Bop," the new video for which you can watch above exclusively on AXS.
The song sets the stage - or the table if you will - for a Thanksgiving sing-along that will have the whole family gobble-gobbling together. "All the children at the table/Now it's time to give our thanks," Towey sings on the infectious tune. The traditional rockabilly rhythm of "Turkey Bop" makes you want to get up and dance, a perfect post-feast activity to burn some collective calories with your loved ones.
"I just finished the mastering of my new family CD, In a Pickle, and as I am listening to the recordings it occurs to me that people may be wondering why I decided to make a CD about food for children," Towey wrote in a recent blog post. "For some strange reason, children and food always landed on the same plate for me. Have you ever found yourself loving something so much that you wanted to devour it? Similar to a hamster I guess. No, no, I don't actually want to gobble up my young but when you really look at your children and really listen, I think of that as consumption...devouring their words, their actions, their innocence and silliness. It's all so yummy."
In a Pickle, Towey's fifth studio album, features 15 food inspired songs that will inspire kids of all ages to enjoy eating healthy, delicious meals. Her fun style, a mix of originality with a pinch of Brandi Carlile and a sprinkling of Shel Silverstein, welcomes listeners into her fun, positive world. The release was produced by Grammy-winner Dean Jones of Dog on Fleas, who also plays several instruments on the album. Chris Cullo and John Hughes join Towey and Jones to provide all of the vocals and instrumentation on In a Pickle.
Back in 1998, Towey first began her music career as a writer and illustrator. She went on to record her first solo album in 2003 and has received three Parents' Choice Awards for her family friendly fare. She was also chosen as a finalist by The John Lennon Songwriting Awards and as an IMA nominee.
Check out the lyric video for "Turkey Bop," exclusively on AXS, above and click here to learn more about Towey's musical endeavors. Keep reading AXS for more music news, reviews and tour announcements and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

‘In A Pickle', Towey's fifth album, was released digitally on November 21, with broader distribution in early 2016.
Order it here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dretowey7

Album credits:
All songs written by Dre Towey with exception of:
On Top of Spaghetti - traditional
Aiken Drum - traditional
Day-O -traditional Jamaican folk song
Watermelon Song - traditional
Little Saka Sugar - Woodie Guthrie
Jambalaya - Hank WIlliams

Chris Cullo - drums, congas, percussion
John Hughes - bass, guitar, percussion, vocals
Dean Jones- piano, keyboards, guitar, trombone, tuba, jaw harp, steel drum, percussion, toy piano,vocals
Dre Towey - guitar, vocals, animal noises

Produced by Dean Jones
Recorded and mixed at No Parking Studio, Rosendale NY by Dean Jones

More about Dre Towey:
Dre began her music career as a writer and illustrator in 1998. After fine tuning her monkey noises she recorded her first solo album in 2003. Four CDs & two holiday singles later, Dre received three Parents' Choice Awards, was chosen as a finalist by The John Lennon Songwriting Awards & more recently selected as an IMA Nominee. Mother of three, Dre has been recognized as a "Mom of Reinvention" & safely adopted and raised several fish, three & a half cats and a dog.


More Information: http://www.dretowey.com

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