First - let me say that we are thrilled that this song was featured in HBO's hit show, "True Blood". It really set the scene for a happy family Christmas!
About Deborah: Once, when Deborah Poppink was having tea with Henry Miller, he recommended that she “always tell the truth and always use real names,” advice she has generally followed, with the notable exception of creating a nom de tune for herself as the award-winning songwriter/performer, DidiPop. Growing up in Hollywood, surrounded by a highly artistic family, Deborah rubbed elbows with famous “creatives,” as well as palling around in school with the children of Mama Cass.
After earning a degree from UC Berkeley in Sociology and Music, Deborah jumped into teaching (and has taught over 10,000 piano lessons) and concurrently became known as a performer (doing over 1,000 shows). With 28 stamps on her passport, she has collected a treasure trove of unique experiences playing and teaching music in exotic locals like Bali, Montreal, Laos, Turkey, Belize, Tahiti, Morocco and Malaysia, in addition to performances in such L.A. clubs as The House of Blues and McCabe’s. With a catalog of over 300 works, she has contributed to many LA based projects including the Jack and Jill TV show and The X-Files (both TV and film). A 2009 trip to Maui with her music publisher husband and daughters Delilah and Hannah provided the inspiration and ambiance for most of the songs that appear on Deborah’s new family CD, DidiPop Goes to Hawaii. Currently, Deborah is busily writing songs for her next family music CD.
Who plays in the DidiPop Band?
The Band: Brad Jones (Josh Rouse, Jill Sobule) is the brilliant musician/producer/engineer who co-produces DidiPop with Deborah in Nashville and Los Angeles. He also plays keyboards, bass, guitar and percussion. The other amazingly talented and hilarious musicians are: from New Harmony Indiana, drummer and percussionist Mickey Grimm (Over The Rhine and holder of world record for longest drum roll), from Nashville Tennessee and playing almost everything (ukulele, banjo, guitar, vibes, bass, and keyboards), Daniel Tashian (The Bees and The Silver Seas). And, from Schenectady, NY Jim Hoke (NRBQ, Bonnie Raitt, REM) on bass harmonica, guitars, pedal steel, bass, chromatic autoharp and bass sax and flute.
Who are the children that sing with DidiPop?
Deborah’s daughters (Hannah 6 and Delilah 8) are highly involved in the writing and recording of all the DidiPop music. The family continuously sings while driving around town, taking baths and cooking dinner.