Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower
Elizabeth Mitchell is known to fans of small-batch indie rock as a member of the great New York City band Ida, which last released an album in 2008. Since then, Mitchell has spent more of her time making music for children with her husband (who also plays in Ida) and her young daughter. The singer's latest album merges the halves of that artistic identity: It complements traditional kiddie fare such as "Hop Up, My Ladies" and "Froggie Went a-Courtin'" with versions of tunes by rockers, including Jimi Hendrix and Van Morrison. Be assured that Mitchell excises several minutes' worth of guitar soloing from the Allman Brothers Band's "Blue Sky."