Four Corners Music Festival Artist Profile: Alastair Moock

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Alastair Moock is a 2014 Grammy Nominee, Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner, and three-time National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold Award Winner. A Melrose resident with a huge local following and long one of Boston’s premier folk artists, Alastair turned his attention to family music after the birth of his twin daughters in 2006. The New York Times calls him “a Tom Waits for kids” and The Boston Globe declares that, “in the footsteps of [Pete] Seeger and [Woody] Guthrie, Alastair Moock makes real kids music that parents can actually enjoy.” Moock and Friends’ live shows are rowdy, rootsy, singin’ and dancin’ fun for the whole family!

On June 19, Moock released a new album: All Kinds of You and Me. The project was largely inspired by Marlo Thomas’s landmark 1972 album Free To Be… You and Me. For that groundbreaking release, Thomas gathered musical friends to celebrate individuality, tolerance, and changing cultural ideas about gender roles. Moock’s new album builds on those themes, reflecting on gender, ethnicity, and identity today, as well as the evolving concept of family in America. Like Thomas, Moock gathered a number of special guests including producer Anand Nayak, Rani Arbo (Daisy Mayhem), Jennifer Kimball (The Story), Samirah Evans, Debbie Lan, and Mark Erelli.

Alastair will be headlining the Four Corners Concert at Cedar Park on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. In addition to his music, the concert will showcase several talented youth musicians in Melrose. All kids attending the concert will get a free pair of maracas and cymbals to play along with the music!

Read and listen to more of Alastair’s great music at his website.

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Children’s Concert at Cedar Park, Melrose
(Corner of W. Emerson and Cedar Park)
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Featuring:
Alastair Moock
PLUS
The Melrose Youth Musician Talent Showcase

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