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Heidi Swedberg and the Sukey Jump Band | My Cup of Tea

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My Cup of Tea

by Heidi Swedberg and the Sukey Jump Band

Engaging music from around the world for all-ages featuring the ukulele.
Genre: Folk: Children's Folk
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1. My Cup of Tea
2:08 $0.99
2. The Owl and the Pussycat
3:04 $0.99
3. Little Birdie
4:42 $0.99
4. Al Tambor
2:05 $0.99
5. Duermete
2:49 $0.99
6. Hobo's Lullaby
3:05 $0.99
7. Istanbul
2:15 $0.99
8. Johnny Martin
2:51 $0.99
9. Wi Wa
2:45 $0.99
10. Boogie Man
4:12 $0.99
11. Turn the World Around
4:25 $0.99
12. Simple Gifts
2:49 $0.99
13. Comin' Round the Mountain
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Album Notes
“There is something to be said for making old songs sound new with verve and joy, and so I'm glad Heidi Swedberg and the Sukey Jump Band is there to take this path.” - Zooglobble
“Quiet but fun-loving, sweet but not syrupy.” –About.com
“Some pretty damn fine music for families” – Out with the Kids

Heidi Swedberg Says, ‘My Cup of Tea’ Is
When Everyone’s Involved in Making the Music
LA-based kindie star’s second album release features oldies and originals, available nationally on September 10th.

Los Angeles, CA, July 29, 2013 – Over the past few years, Heidi Swedberg, perhaps best known as the actress who played Susan on “Seinfeld,” has built a national reputation for her ukulele-inflected, highly interactive approach to family music-making. Amidst her ongoing weekly music classes at McCabe’s and Los Angeles schools, plus frequent national touring, she has produced her second album, My Cup of Tea, due for national retail release on September 10th (Sukey Jump Music $15 CD/$10 digital).
Drawing from “a crazy diverse bunch of songs” that she loves to perform onstage and with her music classes, My Cup of Tea swings from classic family fare like “The Owl and the Pussycat” and “Comin’ Round the Mountain” and a Latin lullaby, “Duermeté;” to the Civil War song “Johnny Martin;” and a Haitian Creole tune, “Wi Wa.” To produce the album of 13 songs, Swedberg raised more than $5,000 through Kickstarter and involved a cadre of musician friends. The result is a collection of tunes that is as sly as it is sweet. With every show and class, Swedberg proves that her light touch and slightly ironic retro style easily engages audiences from 3 to 93.
In fact, Heidi Swedberg’s classes are like performances and her performances are like classes. The common denominator is joyful music and interactivity. Heidi and the Sukey Jump Band bring people to their feet, to sing, dance and play along. “I’m a firm believer that if you can talk you can sing, if you can walk you can dance,” Swedberg says. “Music is a way toward connectedness; it’s the basic form we humans have to express ourselves. I want to see people who think they are tone deaf, singing along.”
Since the release of her mostly instructional CD Play in 2010, Heidi Swedberg and the Sukey Jump Band have toured the nation, hosting sing-alongs at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, Austin City Limits, Kansas City Jiggle Jam and the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. They wowed the industry-only audience at Kindiefest in 2011. Last fall, Heidi and bandmate/producer/multi-instrumentalist Daniel Ward traveled to China to perform on behalf of Ohana Ukulele Company, and they were inspired by teaching ukulele to kids at an orphanage in Haiti. Heidi and the band just returned home from their multi-city spring concert tour. Amidst the touring, Heidi leads regular classes at a Los Angeles elementary school and other venues. Her lessons and chord charts are available via GoChords.com.
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Beth Blenz-Clucas, Sugar Mountain PR (503) 293-9498



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