2014 GRAMMY Nomination, Best Children's Album
2013 People Magazine Best Kids' Album Pick
2013 Fids & Kamily Poll #3 Album of the Year
2013 Parents' Choice Gold Medal
2013, 2011, 2010 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold Medal
2011 Parents' Choice Silver Medal
"A Tom Waits for kids"
- The New York Times
"In the footsteps of Seeger and Guthrie, Alastair Moock makes real kids music that parents can actually enjoy."
- The Boston Globe
"With wit and warmth, gravel-voiced folk artist Alastair Moock… is not only a fine musician, he's an observant dad whose songs clearly come from the heart."
- Parents' Choice Foundation
"Moock’s wonderful knack for filling catchy ditties with humorous lyrics will bring a smile to your face."
- National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA)
"A musical descendant of Woody Guthrie, Moock refreshes the classic brand of acoustic folk with a zany sense of humor."
- Time Out New York Kids
"Singer Alastair Moock’s live show is half Appalachian hootenanny, half honky-tonk jam session. It’s also totally kid-friendly… [with] an indie sensibility hip parents dig."
- The Boston Herald
Grownup Music Awards and Praise
Nominee, 2007 Boston Music Award, Outstanding Singer-Songwriter of the Year
Finalist, 2006 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition
Winner, 2004 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Contest
Winner, 2004 Great Waters Folk Festival Songwriting Contest
Winner, 2004 Sisters Folk Festival Songwriting Contest
Finalist, 2004 South Florida Folk Festival Songwriting Contest
Honorable Mention, 2004 Telluride Troubadour Competition
Finalist, 2002 USA Songwriting Competition
"Alastair Moock displays the gifts the best folk songwriters have: romantic without seeming mawkish, clever without seeming precious, brooding without seeming self-pitying... [Ths is] one of Boston's best and most adventurous songwriters."
- The Boston Globe
"Moock's songs are simple, built on country-blues structures and free of the convoluted metaphors and self-conscious wordplay that clutter so much modern folk music ... Every one is a gem."
- The Washington Post
"With each of his five albums, this Boston-based singer-songwriter has honed his signature ability to write songs that sound joyfully homespun and irreverent while also being painstakingly poetic and intricate. He's settled nicely into the role of a folkie raconteur,
exploring the American vernacular from swing to blues to Appalachian mountain music and fitting each genre to the timeless themes of his lyrics. Those styles also fit perfectly with Alastair's voice, which is pitched somewhere between a rasp and growl: this is a voice made for vintage-sounding Americana."
- Sing Out!
"Alastair is one of the hottest new folk performers on the Boston scene, a very modern songwriter with a wonderfully rootsy American folk sound. I'm convinced that if Woody Guthrie were alive today, he'd just love Alastair's wry wit, gravel'n'honey voice and nervy willingness to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth whenever he sings."
- Scott Alarik, Author, Deep Community
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