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Kindie Rocker Dre Towey Earns Upbeat Coverage, as Family-Friendly CD Focuses on Fun with Food; CT Appearances are Confirmed
(Published: February 11, 2016)




Kindie Rocker Dre Towey Earns Upbeat Coverage, as Family-Friendly CD Focuses on Fun with Food

"If fruits and vegetables and all foods healthy had a policewoman or super spokesperson in charge, Dre Towey would be it"

Three-Time Parents Choice Award Winner is a CT-Based Former Teacher and Mother of Three

Towey educates through music at local libraries and schools


Kindie Rocker Dre Towey is cookin', as her new CD ‘In a Pickle' receives rave reviews. The album offers a smorgasbord of family-friendly songs celebrating everything from edamame to mashed potatoes. Recent articles and reviews are featured in Huffington Post, CT Fox TV, Norwalk Hour, Hartford Courant, AXS/Examiner, New Canaan Daily Voice, and more. See a sampling of links, below. Bon appetit! Upcoming local appearances include 2/26 in Darien, at Mom's Morning In @ the DCA, and 4/8 & 5/6 at the Rowayton Library. Schedule, here:  http://www.dretowey.com

FOX 61 TV - CONNECTICUT - ‘Mommy Minute' Interview segment By Sarah Cody, 2/8/16
http://fox61.com/2016/02/...

THE HARTFORD COURANT
CT Mother 'In The Zone' Making Kindie Rock For Kids By Sarah Cody, 2/8/16 Excerpt below, full story here:
http://www.courant.com/fe...
Towey's fun, catchy lyrics are often inspired by her three kids, now 17, 15 and 11 years old. Music can create bonding time for parents and children, helping families capture memories. "Think of how everyone reacts to music. It can change your day," she says, as she prepares to sing a favorite called "Chester the Dog". "It's in us, it's in our souls."

THE NORWALK HOUR
Local kindie rocker Dre Towey performing this month; fifth album released By Jeff Eydt, 2/3/16
Excerpt below, full story here:
http://www.thehour.com/ne...

Local kindie rocker and mother of three Dre Towey released her fifth album titled, "In a Pickle" which includes songs about healthy eating choices for children. "I have become more aware of what I feed my kids and songs are such a great way to introduce them to new and interesting foods," said Towey. "These songs help do this without being too preachy..."

NEW CANAAN DAILY VOICE
New Canaan Rocker Inspires Kids To Eat Healthy Through Music By Ken Davis 1/31/16
http://newcanaan.dailyvoi...
NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Local Connecticut mom and kindie rocker Dre Towey released a new family-friendly album that focuses on smart food choices for kids. Towey is a Connecticut native and attended New Canaan High School. She 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 and two holiday singles later, Towey received three Parents' Choice Awards, was chosen as a finalist by The John Lennon Songwriting Awards and more recently selected as an IMA Nominee.
A mother of three, Towey has been recognized as a "Mom of Reinvention" and safely adopted and raised several fish, three-and-a-half cats and a dog. A colorful stop-motion/clamation video was created for her song "You Are What You Eat." Towey has a series of Connecticut concerts coming up in the weeks/months ahead, including Rowayton Library, Waveny Castle and more. Here is her lyric video for the track "Turkey Bop."

Bonnie's Blog - DRE TOWEY HAS FUN WITH FOOD
By Bonnie Goldberg, 2/4/16  Excerpt below, full story here: http://bonniegoldberg.blo...
An added boost came with a request to write a song about Pickles by a pickle maker, Nick Horman of Horman's Pickles, resulting in an album "In a Pickle". Dre confesses "I love pickles and I could eat them all day long." Her thoughts about turkeys, which she captures in the catchy and bouncy tune "Turkey Bop," are a little more complicated. While Thanksgiving conjures up memories of holidays and family on Cape Cod, it also brings about negative thoughts of gluttony and the fate of the poor bird.

Bonnie Goldberg's interview also appeared via the Connecticut Critics Circle, as Feature of the Month: http://www.ctcritics.org


California-based music writer Michael Doherty shared Dre Towey's "delightfully silly" music video for ‘You Are What You Eat':
https://twitter.com/mdmus...



HUFFINGTON POST - Exclusive Video Premiere
11/24/15, by Michael Ragogna
http://www.huffingtonpost...
Video link: https://vimeo.com/1344283...

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'
http://m.axs.com/exclusiv...
 Video Premiere: https://www.youtube.com/w...

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

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 and ‘In a Pickle':
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.

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 and beyond. A claymation video for Towey's track ‘You Are What You Eat' debuted via Huffington Post. Bon Appetit!


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