On November 8, singer-songwriter Laura Veirs will release her first album of children’s music called Tumble Bee: Laura Veirs Sings Folk Songs For Children. Inspired by the birth of their son, Veirs and her longtime producer Tucker Martine dove head first into the history of children’s folk music to select songs for the 13-track album, which range from the traditional to contemporary from the likes of Woody Guthrie, Peggy Seeger and Harry Belafonte. The album will also feature an impressive array of guest spots that include Jim James, Bela Fleck and Colin Meloy (The Decemberists) – who will release his first children’s book , Wildwood, on August 30.
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Finally, next month the Charles River Museum Of Industry & Innovation will play host to the multimedia plastics art exhibit Another Side Of In, that will feature the work of a team of three artists, one of which happens to be Phish bassist Mike Gordon. According to the Boston Globe, the exhibit “blends the plastic Lexan with light and sound software for an interactive experience.” For his contribution, Cactus composed customized sound clips, for which his mother, Marjorie Minkin, created relief works for the looped sounds while listening to them. Jamie Robertson designed and built wireless electronics to enable viewers to interact with sound and light on each piece through proximity with the works. The museum will also host a free opening reception for Another Side Of In—which will be on display from Sept. 11 through Dec. 23—on Wednesday, September 13 from 6:30PM to 9:30PM.