You Are My Little Bird
Released: Aug 2006
Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
If the world ended and we had to reinvent everything from scratch, Elizabeth Mitchell should provide the new template for children's music. Her voice alone is transcendant, as sweet and unassuming as a little girl's (she was also part of dreamy indie rock band Ida), and her choice of music breathes new life into American folk standards that have been gathering undeserved dust. This is music for all ages; it just happens to appeal to kids thanks to its approachable melodies and gentle pacing.