When the red red robin, goes bob bob bobbin' along...she's bobbin again and it's FINALLY almost spring! This winter has been brutal here in New England. But the daffodils are poking through the ground. Our chickens survived the winter. We have three Buff Orpingtons and one Rhode Island Red. We are getting 4 eggs a day, enough to feed our family!

My daughters continue to amaze me! Sienna is singing in the High School Mixed Chorus and performing in this year's musical, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. The show goes up in May. Talia is studying piano weekly and becoming quite a passionate player. She also takes art once a week and we have a museum of all her projects in our living room.

Planting Seeds has received numerous awards and wonderful reviews and makes a wonderful gift! "From boogie-woogie veggies (Dancin' in the Breeze) to bubbling maple syrup (Maple Sweet), the 19 environmentally-themed songs on Maria Sangiolo's fourth album are earnest, energetic and engagingly inventive. In these budget-strapped times, this nearly one-hour CD offers a first-rate bang (music) for your buck." Booklist "...style, grace and fun rarely found in children's or adult music." Parents Choice Gold Award "..this album has a loose and relaxed feel, like a well worn pair of jeans." Zooglobble, Stefan Shepard

Maria and Friends – Planting Seeds features many of my old friends from the indie label Signature Sounds: Jim Henry, Tracy Grammer, Peter Mulvey, Mark Erelli, Lori McKenna, Brooks Williams, Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem and wonderful children’s performers Sally Rogers, Lui Collins, SteveSongs and Alastair Moock. A portion of the proceeds will benefit NOFA, the Northeast Organic Farming Association.

Both of my daughters contributed to this new music recording for children and their families. Sienna (14) and Talia (7) both sang solos on Planting Seeds and joined the children’s chorus on several songs. Talia’s favorites are Purple Tree and Farmer’s Market A to Z, both featuring her big sister Sienna. Talia has a solo on Garden Slug. They are both such a joy to be with and are growing up way too fast!!!

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On Saturday March 30th I will present my only concert for adults at the Vanilla Bean Cafe in Pomfret, CT at 8 pm. I'll be performing at the Roger Williams Zoo on April 16th and doing some other local concerts this spring and summer. Time to get back outside...the dirt beckons.

Warm Blessings,


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