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On the eve of the Grammys, a chat with nominated kids band The Okee Dokee Brothers

On the eve of the Grammys, a chat with nominated kids band The Okee Dokee Brothers

Technically, the band name The Okee Dokee Brothers is a fib. But like all good fiction, it actually tells the truth. Today a Grammy-winning children's music duo, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing met at age 3; they attended the same Denver-area schools, went camping in the Rockies as kids and learned how to play guitar as teens. Over the years, the men essentially became family, chosen brothers as they grew into their shared career.

Influenced in part by Bob Dylan and John Denver, The Okee Dokee Brothers compose joyous songs with singalong harmonies and a hearty Americana soul. Like their live shows, their CDs are big hits with kids as young as 2, up through 9 or 10, as well as...

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