What's New 

Do you remember the book and seven-inch single sets for children, where each page was turned with the ring of a bell? Today, the publishers at The Secret Mountain are continuing that nifty idea in a softer, more modern approach with a green edge. Next week a new book and CD set, Down at the Sea Hotel, is released, developed from a single song by Greg Brown, illustrated into a full book by Mireille Levert, and then fleshed out into an accompanying 14-track audio CD. Featuring a wonderful collection of lullabies written by Tom Waits, Don Henley, Bruce Cockburn, Nanci Griffith, Steve Earle, Marc Cohn and more, the albums mood is sewn together by the cast of Americana artists that cover the selections, including roots luminaries John Gorka, Eliza Gilkyson and Guy Davis. Two highlights shine bright The Wailin Jennys grace through Neil Youngs Barefoot Floors and Lucy Kaplanskys beautiful sway in Billy Joels Goodnight, My Angel. Benefiting the Breast Cancer Fund, the project is available two ways in a traditional hardcover book with the CD tucked inside, or as a cardboard digipak CD with bonus files of all the music charts, illustrations and lyrics. Buy the Down at the Sea Hotel online at Amazon.