Down at the Sea Hotel, a storybook and music CD parents and children alike will love, set for release October 16, 2007

    Features songs by legends including Neil Young, Tom Waits, Steve Earle,
    Billy Joel and Bruce Cockburn as performed by roots music stars The
    Wailin' Jennys, Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka and Lynn Miles, among others

    TORONTO, Oct. 12 /CNW/ - Imagine a children's storybook and CD that
appeals to parents as much as it does their little ones, that features tracks
from legendary songwriters performed by a stellar array of today's most
exciting roots artists, and can both ease your child into slumber and double
as the background music for your next adult dinner party. You have just
discovered Down at the Sea Hotel.
    Since 2000, Montreal-based The Secret Mountain has made great children's
entertainment (that parents also love) its stock in trade and with the release
of the all-new storybook-music CD Down at the Sea Hotel the reputation of the
award-winning purveyor of imaginative books, CDs and DVDs for children remains
solidly intact.
    Down at the Sea Hotel is a song written by two-time Grammy nominee Greg
Brown, whose career spans two decades and more than a dozen critically
acclaimed albums. It is also a story, exquisitely illustrated by acclaimed
Canadian illustrator Mireille Levert. Levert, a two-time winner of the
Governor General's Literature Award and recent finalist for the Marilyn
Baillie Picture Book Award, also created the CD cover art.
    Down at the Sea Hotel is also a welcome treat for parents weary of
standard children's music. In addition to its title track the album also
features 13 lullabies written by some of the 20th century's most celebrated
songwriters (Neil Young, Carole King, Don Henley, Steve Earle, Nanci Griffith,
Tom Waits, etc.), whose songs are performed by artists signed by the
prestigious Minnesota roots music label Red House Records, including Guy
Davis, Lucy Kaplansky, John Gorka, Eliza Gilkyson, The Wailin' Jennys and Lynn
    Down at the Sea Hotel is the latest in a series of music and storybook
releases from The Secret Mountain, which also includes The Fabulous Song, the
Dream Songs, Night Songs series (From Mali to Louisiana and From China to
Senegal), A Duck In New York City, A Poodle in Paris, and Lullaby-Berceuse.
All releases are available in two formats: as a hard cover illustrated book
and CD combo pack and as a digi-pack CD with a printable file of lyrics and
    Down at the Sea Hotel hits stores nationally on Tuesday, October 16, 2007
and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund. Visit
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