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Lullabies for Kids and Babies cover artwork - Kelli Welli


New Release—Editor's Pick on CD Baby!


"LOVE"
Songs for Kids and the People who Love Them.

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Produced and masterfully played by
Tim Uecker and Gabe Johnston. Featuring great kids, Torin, Myra, and Brynn Gastich, and my dad, Will Caldwell!

Find it on CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, YouTube and in local Portland stores!
listen & sing along...

 

EDITOR'S PICK ON CD BABY! More about the LOVE EP here...

 

 

EDITOR'S PICK ON CD BABY! More about the Turtle Doggie Monkey Froggie La La La La La EP here...

 

EDITOR'S PICK ON CD BABY! More about the Lullabies EP here...

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"LOVE" - EDITOR'S PICK ON CD BABY! - Songs Celebrating Love for Kids and the People Who Love Them. Download FREE coloring sheets!

Now available online and in these COOL stores!
- Beanstalk - Montavilla, SE Portland
- Bella Stella - NE Portland
- Kazoodles Toy Store - Vancouver
- Hoot n' Annie - SW Portland
- Hazel & Pear - SE Portland

My excitement about releasing this EP is eclipsed only by my gratitude to everyone who has helped bring it to life! Thank you to these incredible guys, Timothy James Uecker and Gabe Johnston, as well as my dad, Will Caldwell coming in on congas.

And a special thanks to the Gastich kids, Torin, Myra, and Brynn, who came in one day to see what a recording studio looked like and ended up doing background vocals for the CD!


And thank you to all the kids who have been inspirations!

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Mr. Torin Gastich, background vocals on "Tacos, Bananas, and Toy Boats"

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Miss Brynn Gastich and Miss Myra Gastich, background vocals on "Tacos, Bananas, and Toy Boats"


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Timothy James Uecker, producer and musician

 

Gabe Johnston

 

Gabe Johnston, co-producer, engineer at Falcon Recording Studio

WILL CALDWELL

Will Caldwell, my dad! on congas for "Got So Much Love for You"

Credits:
Tim Uecker - producing and playing guitars, electric guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, and background vocals

Gabe Johnston - producing, percussion and engineering

Will Caldwell (my dad) - congas on "Got So Much Love for You"
Torin Gastich - background vocals on "Tacos, Bananas, and Toy Boats"

Brynn Gastich - background vocals on "Tacos, Bananas, and Toy Boats"

Myra Gastich - background vocals on "Tacos, Bananas, and Toy Boats"

Kelli Welli (Caldwell) - guitar on "The Ooh La La Song"


Artwork by Olka Kostenko and Kelli Caldwell.

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Album cover

 

"Turtle Doggie Monkey Froggie La La La La La!" - EP of Animal Songs - EDITOR'S PICK ON CD BABY! - For Kids and the People and the Pets Too Who Love Them

 

Thank you to the amazing Timothy James Uecker and to my awesome friends and my super-coolio dad for coming to in to play and add some more love to these songs. And thank you to the kids and dogs who have been inspirations!

 

Tim Uecker - guitars, electric guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, and background vocals

Gabe Johnston - percussion and engineering

Chris Gorman - ukulele and background vocals on "Then You Will Run Free" and human to Smokey, the dog

Jordan Disko - banjo and background vocals on "Then You Will Run Free"

Paul DeHaan - guitar on "Turtlurtlurtle" and dad to the real Turtlurtlurtle (aka Loo)

Will Caldwell (my dad) congas on "Springtime Dance"

 

Chris Gorman and Jordan Disko

 

Chris Gorman and Jordan Disko

 

Paul Dehaan and Will Caldwell

 

Paul DeHaan and Will Caldwell

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Lyrics

 

"Got So Much Love for You " - Love song for kids and the people who love them

"Little Ray of Sunshine" - Love and toe tapping

"The Ooh La La Song " - Version 2 - Ukulele added!

"Tacos, Bananas, and Toy Boats " - Songwriting lesson sing-a-long

"I'm in Love with You " - Love song - Lullaby

"Then You Will Run Free" - A song for every good dog - Children's - Dog Music

"Turtlurtlurtle" - Children's - Carribean flavor

"Froggie on My Windowsill" - Children's - Frog Music

"Springtime Dance" - Counting sing-a-long

• "Hello I Am a Monkey" - Children's - Monkey Music

• "Cooking Up Some Happiness" - Food & Folk

'La Lullaby" - Lullaby - Children's

"Oh Baby Oh Baby Oh" - Lullaby - Children's

"Just Snuggle In" - Lullaby - Children's

"Baby Grace" - Lullaby - Children's - Christian

"A Sleepy Song" - Lullaby - Children's - Christian

"Twas in the Moon of Wintertime" - The Huron Carol - Christmas - Classic - Canadian

 

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"Cooking Up Some Happiness " - Single - A quirky sing-along song. Recently featured on the Hilltown Family Variety Hour! | Chords & Lyrics

 

Thank you to producer Tim Uecker, who also plays on guitar, mandolin, bass, and sings background vocal.

 

 

"Springtime Dance" - Single - A counting song celebrating nature! Chords & Lyrics - Released in May 2016 - Also included on the "Turtle Doggie Monkey Froggie La La La La La!" EP

 

Thank you to producer Tim Uecker, who also plays on guitar, bass, and sings background vocal. And thank you to my awesome dad, Will Caldwell, bringing some family love to this song on congas.

 

 

"Twas in the Moon of Wintertime" - The Huron Carol

 

Produced by the amazing Tim Uecker, who also did the arrangement and played acoustic guitar. Recorded with Gabe Johnston at Falcon Recording Studio in Portland, Oregon. Cover photo and design by Kelli.

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"Lullabies: For Kids and the People Who Love Them" - Editor's Pick on CD Baby!

 

Lullabies

 

Produced by the masterful Tim Uecker, who is also on acoustic and electric guitars and mandolin. Recorded with Gabe Johnston at Falcon Recording Studio in Portland, Oregon.

Special thanks to Natalia Lynn Perrault for the French translation on "La Lullaby".

 

Featuring my dad, Will Caldwell, on congas for "Oh Baby Oh Baby Oh".

Cover artwork is a painting of me when I was a tiny person, by my mom, Sharon Caldwell.

 

Questions? Email hello[at]kelliwelli.com

coming soon...
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Very soon! A full CD compilation of my three EPs, with some additional songs, including a special version of my favorite folk song of all time "You Are My Sunshine" and more...


Produced by Tim Uecker, who also plays an amazing array of instruments.

 

HUGE thanks to Tim Uecker for not only lending his many incredible musical talents and guidance in bringing these songs to life, but also for the never-ending flow of encouragement—simply amazing!

And special thanks to Gabe Johnston at Falcon Recording Studios for masterfully stitching all the pieces together, turning these ideas into real-live sing-alongable somethings.

Thanks to Anne Weiss for taking her patient and heartfelt teaching, counseling, and inspiration.

And thanks to good friends, Chris Gorman, Natalia Lynn Perrault, Jordan Disko, Paul and Allison DeHaan for bringing your love to this kid's album project. What fun people!

 

Thank you to Crystal Pettit Photography for the fun photo shoot with kids and family and a lot of paint!

     

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Kelli Welli is a silly name... Yes, it is! "One of the most important people in my life used to call me 'Kelli Welli'"... so what better way to celebrate the launch of Kelli's Kid's songs and stories.

Maybe due to her unconventional upbringing, Kelli has always danced to her own beat. She is the daughter of two fine artists—her mother, an award-winning wearable artist and illustrator, who has created props for movies and children's author promotion; and her father, a successful oil painter, who has painted local cultures throughout the world, as well as creating music and producing community concerts.

 

As a child, Kelli did a stint as a French clown named Rosebud; started kindergarten from a tent; lived in an octagon-shaped house on stilts with her one-eyed cat named Mighty Mouse; had a best friend named Summer Wind O'Redwoods; and had 50+ hamsters at one point. She has raised angel fish from eggs and kittens with a bottle, plays ice hockey, and (with lots of trial and error) has developed a fairly green thumb.

Kelli grew up in Northern California and small-town Oregon, with summers in the creeks of Idaho, and has spent time living solo in Finland, Tokyo, Vancouver B.C., and at the corner of 1st Street and 1st Avenue in New York City.

 

Kelli has a Master of Publishing degree and a B.A. in Speech Communication with minors in Japanese and German. After working in public relations for Harper's Magazine in NYC, she returned to Portland, Oregon, where she started a corporate publishing business in 2004. Kelli has studied speech-level singing with The Voice Project and spent 8+ years as a key member of the Portland Songwriters Association board of directors.

 

Kelli is now the lucky mom of twin toddlers, a boy and a girl. She's been writing songs and stories for a long time—find more at Kelli Caldwell - Songwriter—but some of her first songs were kid's songs, written long before she had kids of her own.

"I remember a lot about being a kid. I remember the details, what mattered to me, and what it felt like to be a kid in a big world. I have a lot of respect for kids and I want them to feel believed in."

 

Kelli Welli - Writing songs and stories for kids and the people who love them.

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First book I ever read in full all by myself... Pickle Pickle Pickle Juice by Patty Wolcott, illustrated by Blair Drawson

 

pickle pickle pickle juice by Patty Wolcott

     

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TED Talk: "Every Kid Needs a Champion" - Rita Pierson
 
 

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.

 

 

i like...

these books a lot:

 

Hedgehugs

 

A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston, Sylvia Long

 

Haiku Baby

 

Hiccupotamus by Aaron Zenz

 

Hair in My Dirt

 

book of bedtime prayer

 

Pout Pout Fish

 

Baby Loves to Boogie

 

We Go Together

 

I Am Lucille Ball by Brad Meltzer

 

Canada in Colours

 

Little Blue Truck

 

and more...

i like...

  • these CDs a lot:
  • Elizabeth Mitchell
  • Deep Woods CD Red Yarn
  • Harmonica Pocket
  • Tim Uecker Dialogues CD
  • Snowdance Tim Uecker

  • Bare Naked Ladies Snack Time CD
  • World of Dreams - Charlie Hope

Elizabeth Mitchell You Are My Sunshine


Putamayo Dreamland CD

 

Putamayo Asian Dreamland

 

They Might Be Giants

 

 

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