Proud to be Okees from Shakopee — or at least somewhere in the Twin Cities, via Denver — Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander rarely get haggard playing lively bluegrass, folk, and string-band music that appeals to both kids and parents by being musically legit and lyrically clever. The pair won last year's best children's music album Grammy for Can You Canoe? The new, equally charming Through the Woods recounts a trek on the Appalachian Trail. There's a grand tradition of pickers addressing the kid in us all, and the Okees fit right in on Woods writing about the pleasures of wandering, jamborees, black bears, and the wisdom of lightening your load. Notable guests include David Holt, Cathy Fink, and, on a sparkling "Big Rock Candy Mountain," Carolina Chocolate Drop Hubby Jenkins. This Father's Day show will include a full backing band.
Sun., June 15, 7 p.m., 2014