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Elizabeth Mitchell - "Sunny Day"

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Published on Apr 6, 2011

To purchase or find out more about the album, visit: http://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetai...

Music video from the song "Sunny Day," Elizabeth Mitchell's 2010 album of the same name. It's the story of a magic harmonica and a girl dreaming of the first day of spring.

In 2010, Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower released "Sunny Day", their second Smithsonian Folkways album of "handmade" music of the finest kind, for folks of all ages.

A true family affair, Sunny Day features performances with Mitchell's husband and musical partner, Daniel Littleton, their nine-year-old daughter Storey, and Storey's cousins and friends.

"Storey spent a lot of time as a toddler with her Lola (the word for 'grandmother' in the Philippines). She always felt loved and cherished by her Lola, always patiently encouraged to bloom and grow. They spent many hours in conversation, as Storey was a very verbal little girl. I know these moments they shared were special, as Storey often revealed parts of herself that she kept hidden, even from me. This song was born during one of their many afternoons together. Storey plays a harmonica sunrise!"

— Elizabeth Mitchell, from the liner notes to "Sunny Day"

For a free music download from the 2010 album, visit: http://www.folkways.si.edu/explore_fo...

Directed by Emily Bennison, Art Direction by Jacinta Bunnell, filmed in High Falls NY, January 2011.

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