The Okee Dokee Brothers have a mission to remind children – and adults – of their intrinsic ability to discover, imagine and create through music.
Through their music, everyone will learn valuable lessons on life, nature, and the world we live in.
As childhood friends, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing, spent summers at their neighborhood creek building makeshift rafts, fishing for crawdads, and dreaming of great river adventures.
Now, as The Okee Dokee Brothers, they have realized these boyhood dreams on none other than the great Mississippi River. On June 1st, 2011, Joe and Justin began a canoe trip in Minneapolis, MN and continued down the river for the next 30 days until they arrived at the St. Louis Gateway Arch. During their month long journey on the Mississippi, they camped, canoed, filmed, and most importantly, composed the songs that make up their new album for kids and families.
As an independently managed band, the young duo has gained a loyal grassroots following that is drawn to their witty lyrics, off-the-wall humor, strong musicianship, and unique folk style. By appealing to the musical needs of the entire family and recognizing that kids deserve quality music, The Okee Dokee Brothers are working full-time to regain the integrity of the children’s music genre.
Monday, June 4:
10:30 a.m. – McIntosh Library
2 p.m. – Detroit Lakes Library
7 p.m. – Moorhead Library
Tuesday, June 5:
10 a.m. – Halstad Living Center
2:30 p.m. – Hawley Library
7 p.m. – Barnesville Library
These events are free and open to all.