Share in the warmth and enthusiasm of this charming mother-daughter duo of Candy Kreitlow and young daughter, Holly Brook. GENERATIONS offers an upbeat mix if music accompanied by an assortment of instruments including the guitar, Celtic harp and dulcimer, featuring Holly as the lead vocalist. Both Candy and Holly live and breathe music. Candy is sure Holly was foot-stomping while still in the womb.
From playful songs to endearing ballads, GENERATIONS has been entertaining and engaging audiences across the country since 1992. This is Generation's first recorded collection.
"Holly Brook Hafermann, a mere sprout of a singer with New Age Chutzpah to spare." Tom Laskin, Reporter, Isthmus . . . and the mom isn't bad either.
A modern day Pied Piper, Holly has the gift to make music which speaks to children ages 5 to 105. The spirited musician began creating her own harmonies at age 2. Born in 1986 to very musical parents, Holly's musical ancestry can be traced back to her opera-singing great grandma, a concert pianist, and a one-man band. Holly has been performing professionally since age 7 and has appeared in lead roles in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors, in Ken Lonnquist's Legend of Old Befana, and in a number of musicals. She has also provided voice-overs and vocal back-up for other musicians.
Candy brings to the duo a wealth of performing and recording experience beginning with the UW Wisconsin Singers. She spent many years touring the Midwest with groups including the UW Heritage Ensemble and the Outskirts Trio. She has shared folk music stages with Bill Staines and Prairie Home Companion's Garrison Keillor. In 1998, icon Pete Seeger bestowed kudos and encouragement to GENERATIONS. Candy presently performs in Ken Lonnquist's traveling troupe of actors in The Legend of Old Befana. Candy also performs and records with Katie Waldren in Heartwood. The title cut of their highly acclaimed recording, Waterdance, appears on Narada's collection Faces of the Harp.
"Great listening for the whole family. IRRESISTIBLE sing-alongs for your youngest crooners at home. Young Holly's pitch perfect vocals embrace that unmistakable clarity that only a child's voice can muster. . . balancing youthful freshness with admirable competence. Simultaneously traditional and inventive." Rich Novotney, UBS For KIDS.
"Holly Hafermann, a mere sprout of a singer with New Age Chutzpah to spare." Tom Laskin, Reporter, Isthmus . . and the mom isn't bad either."
"Two voices rarely blend so beautifully. Find out it's a mother - daughter act and it's all the ore poignant and rich." Ann Oldenburg, Judge, Parent's Guide Awards / Reporter, USA Today.
"I've known and worked with Holly Hafermann since 1996, when she was 10 years old. Holly has sung on a number of my recordings, performed live with me in numerous concert events and traveled as a member of my musical-theatrical troupe. Holly's singing voice is stellar. As a 10 year old, her talent as a vocalist was already jaw-dropping . . . and it continues to grow. In the studio she is swift and sure. She can be counted on to deliver a strong, dynamic, pitch-sure vocal performance . . . and is capable of infusing a song with emotional nuance far beyond her years . . . Holly's talent is stunning."
~ Ken Lonnquist, Singer/Songwriter