Artist: Steve Weeks
Album: Once I Lived Upon the Sea
Age Range: 3 through 9
Description: The Colorado-based musician Weeks is the first to admit that these songs are not quite lullabies (he says so in the liner notes), and indeed the distinction between these acoustic guitar-based songs and some of those on his previous albums such as Dandelion is not always clear. These are cool-down songs, some appropriate for bedtime ("Close Your Eyes Willy Boy," the instrumentals "Rain," "Creek," and "Ocean"), some more appropriate for that twilight hour before bedtime reading a favorite book. Weeks' gentle guitar work and reassuring voice fit like a snug blanket on a fall night. Recommended.