Steve Weeks' World of Music

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:30am - 11:15am
Children's Area

Steve Weeks performs with both a boisterous sense of humor and a deep sense of purpose.  “We’re supposed to be entertaining and educating kids,” the Colorado-based singer-songwriter enthuses. “I am sincere about the music I write.  If it’s not coming from the heart or isn’t fun, I won’t write it.”

That focused attitude about his craft has led to a series of smile-inducing delights across multiple albums, beginning with a trio of themed projects known as The Alphabet Songs Series and the critically acclaimed album “Dandelion”.  More recently, Weeks has issued “Once I Lived Upon the Sea”, a collection of softer, more gentle pieces that continues his musical exploration.

Weeks has long been known for his richly layered acoustic-based songs, experimentation with unusual percussion (including cans, pots and pans, even tinker-toys) and diverse musical styles that range from reggae to bluegrass to folk-hop. But at the heart of his music is always an outlandish story or a touching tale. His latest work is no exception.

From the gentle bluegrass of “Yellow Jacket” to the water-themed instrumentals “Rain”, “Creek” and “Ocean” to the easy melody of “Dog Beach”, a song about one dog’s pure joy at being let off leash by the sea, Steve creates a peaceful backdrop of guitars, ukuleles and pianos that make the perfect soundtrack for bedtime or any time that you just need a little calming influence in your home.

“This is simple, elegant songwriting,” says Kenny Curtis, program director at Sirius XM satellite radio, “with a heavy dose of whimsy.”

Weeks, who placed first (with his song “Up!”) in the children’s music category of the 2007 U.S. Songwriting Competition, boasts four tracks that have reached No. 1 on Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live.

Steve Weeks is a Colorado-based singer and songwriter who has toured the U.S. as well as Canada and has won numerous awards for his songwriting as well as for songs featured on his CDs.