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Appearance on Virginia This Morning

Hope and the band appeared on the "Virginia this Morning" television show just this morning!
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Cousins Jamboree reviewed by School Library Journal

Cousins Jamboree. CD. 42 min. Prod. by Holcomb Rock Records. Dist. byCDBaby.com. 2010. ISBN unavail. $15. PreS-Gr 3–Hope Harris’s album is a delightful combination of toe-tapping, sing-along ditties and quiet lullabies. The 14 original songs, along with the traditional “Five Little Monkeys” and “Down in the Valley,” cross a wide variety of genres from jazz to country and many styles in between. Harris sings silly songs about a boy who plays in an animal band, aliens, and Eddie the otter, as well as numbers about good manners and riding with your seatbelt buckled. Her big voice holds its own on the livelier tunes, and is tempered to blend beautifully on the quieter lullabies. Children will enjoy this collection at home or during story time where songs like “Howdy Hello” will be welcome additions. The wide appeal of this album makes it a must-have.–Veronica De Fazio, Plainfield Public Library District, IL

Cousins Jamboree makes year-end list at Education.com

Cousins Jamboree was selected as one of the best CD's for children of 2011 by Education.com:

Hope Harris - Cousins Jamboree

Cousins Jamboree is decidedly energetic. Songs such as "Howdy Hello," "Hang on Friend," "I Love Apples," and the fun loving title track all exude country warmness and good time celebration. When Harris turns her pen to such "lesson" songs as "Good Manners," "Seatbelt Buckled," and "A Little Bit Afraid," she does so with style. A Parents’ Choice Silver Award winner.

Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine , September 2011

2. COUSINS JAMBOREE Hope Harris Songs for mischievous monkeys and an otter that “wraps up in the kelp” turn little ones into piles of giggles, but crazy confessions in “I Am an Alien” take the cake. Holcomb Rock Road, $19. Ages 3 to 10. View article as pdf here   Visit Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine  here

Hope on Hilltown Families Podcast!

Hope has appeared as a Guest DJ on Hilltown Family Variety Show, for podcast visit www.hilltownfamilies.org

Cousin's Jamboree Reviewed by Kalamazoo Parent Magazine

With a 2011 Parents’ Choice® Silver Honor Award for her new CD Cousins Jamboree proudly in hand, independent children’s musician Hope Harris is all set to share her music with the world! Rocking songs, whimsical songs, heartfelt songs, and soon-to-be sing-along-songs combine on this 16-track album of Hope Harris originals and arrangements, each one set with imagination, style, and country warmth. Her cover songs like the lovely ‘Down in the Valley,’ or ‘Five Little Monkeys,’ sit well next to her finely crafted originals. This lively CD had my children dancing and singing along! “Five Little Monkeys” was the favorite song of all the kids! This CD is pure audio joy! (ages 3 – 10) Read the full issue here

Hope Featured in "Mommy's Alright"

♪ Yeehaw, ya’ll! It’s Hope Harris’ “Cousins Jamboree” takin’ you down home for some country fun. This southern belle kindly introduces herself in “Howdy Hello” and welcomes her lil’ listeners to the jamboree on the second track. It’s a fun record with ditties about critters, manners and friendship, plus a sleepy-time ballad toward the end for good measure.   Read the full article here

Cousin's Jamboree reviewed on "Out with the Kids"

ONE TRACK MIND: Hope Harris “Cousins Jamboree”

ONE TRACK MIND, OWTK Kid's Music News — By on August 5, 2011 at 10:27 am

HOPE HARRIS “COUSINS JAMBOREE”

There’s a little bit of Nashville in the title track of Hope Harris’ first non-lullaby family album.  The song, an energetic celebration of spending time with all the special people in your life, showcases Harris’ joyful, Grand Ole Opry-quality voice which soars to the rafters while the music gets your kids dancing on the floor and shaking their homemade maracas.

The Bear and Mouse have a special affinity for their cousins – cherishing the time they get to spend with their relations nicknamed “The Monkeys” by Pop-pop.  And its this brand of down-home, familiar love song that best describes that affection, the kind only possible when sibling parents stay close – geographically but more importantly emotionally – and make it a point to be together as much as they can despite each other’s differences and busy schedules.

Enjoy “Cousins Jamboree” by Hope Harris, then call your sister and/or brother and ask ‘em how they’re doing and if they’d like to spend some time together as families:

Virginia residents, be sure to catch Hope Harris at the 1st annual Diggity Fest with Dan Zanes and The Diggity Dudes on September 18th 2011.  More info on this benefit event here.

*OWTK received a copy of “Cousins Jamboree” for review consideration. The opinions expressed above are unbiased and honest.

Hope Comes to Town

from the Charlottesville Daily Progress:

Hope Harris took the long way to get to town. Most folks from Lynchburg just ride right on down U.S. 29. Harris is coming back to Charlottesville by way of New York City. “I was born and raised in Lynchburg,” the actress and singer said. “After I graduated from the University of Virginia, I hopped on Amtrak and went to New York to go to acting school.” ...read the full article here

Hope in the Lynchburg News & Advance

Teaching kids about kindness through song

When singer/actress Hope Harris moved from New York City to Richmond two years ago, it wasn’t long before she was inspired to write. “Suddenly, all of these songs … just erupted,” says Harris, a Lynchburg native and E.C. Glass graduate. “I started writing like crazy.” ...read the full story here

Hope on WDBJ

Second annual Children's Holiday Festival at Amazement Square

Hope on WDBJ 7 with Bob Grebe The event features all that Amazement Square has to offer, plus a children's concert and a lot more. There are two seating times available, 8-to-10 a.m. and 11am-to-1pm. see the full story here

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