Minneapolis Duo Wins Children's Recording Grammy

Updated: 02/11/2013 7:58 AM KSTP.com By: Kaitlin Stevens

A Minneapolis-based bluegrass duo has won a Grammy for the best children's recording.
The Okee Dokee Brothers won the award Sunday for their song "Can you Canoe?"

On June 1st, 2011, Joe and Justin began a canoe trip in Minneapolis and continued down the river for the next 30 days until they reached the St. Louis Gateway Arch.

They came up with the songs for their album during that trip.
They accepted the award in pre-telecast ceremonies. Mailander thanked the Recording Academy for "recognizing indie-made children's music." Lansing says making kids music was a dream of the duo who have known each other since age 3.
The album has sold about 10,000 copies.
The Okee Dokee Brothers have been making kid-oriented music since 2005.

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