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The Songbirds Radio Hour: The Okee Dokee Bros. & Sonia De Los Santos

Songbirds Radio Hour:  The Okee Dokie Bros. & Sonia De Los Santos

(Aired 7/08/23)

The Okee Dokee Brothers and Sonia De Los Santos kick off a new concert series just for kids at Songbirds: The Super Fun Kids Rock Show.

As childhood friends growing up in Denver, Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Whether it was rafting down their neighborhood creek or discovering hiking trails through the Rocky Mountains, Joe and Justin were born adventurers. Now, as the Grammy Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music.

Joe and Justin record and perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to step outside and get creative. They believe this can motivate kids to gain a greater respect for the natural world, their communities and themselves.

The five-time Parents’ Choice Award winners who have garnered praise from the likes of NPR’s All Things Considered and USA Today have been called “two of family music’s best songwriters.” Their nationwide fanbase is drawn to their witty lyrics, strong musicianship and unique folk style. By appealing to the musical needs of the entire family and recognizing that kids deserve quality music, The Okee Dokee Brothers are working full-time to advance the family music genre.

Friendship is at the heart of the joyful collaboration the Americana folk duo and Mexican songstress, Sonia De Los Santos.

This bilingual program includes both old and new songs that span the musical traditions of North America - and illustrate the collective power of singing together and learning from each other.

With an adventurous spirit and a common vision of peace and understanding, this act encourages young and old to explore, dance, sing and laugh together, hand-in-hand.