Prohibition: 90 Years of Temperance, Temptation & Song
Cece’s new American Songline program “Prohibition: 90 Years of Temperance, Temptation & Song” chronicles the entire era through the songs sung by both “wets” and “drys,” from Victorian parlor songs like “Father’s a Drunkard and Mother Is Dead” to Tin Pan Alley favorites like Irving Berlin’s “See You in C-U-B-A” — and even speakeasy favorites like “The Charleston.” Accompanied by pianists Bo Ayars, George Mitchell and KJ McElrath, Cece sings these songs just as they were sung one hundred years ago, with lyrics often omitted by modern interpreters.Buy the CD
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This 64-page booklet contains lyrics for 12 anthems reproduced with Cece’s commentary on each song, along with a historic cocktail (or mocktail) recipe paired with each song. Along with period-appropriate illustrations and an all-new introduction, this edition contains a link to download the entire album!Buy the Book
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Centennial of Suffrage Booklet
This booklet is a companion piece to Cecelia Otto’s 2020 American Songline program Centennial of Suffrage. The booklet tells the story of women’s fight for the vote through the songs that reflected the struggle as it was being waged, opening an entertaining and illuminating window on a critical moment in American history. Lyrics for 14 suffrage anthems are reproduced alongside Otto’s commentary on each song, as well as period-appropriate illustrations and an all-new introduction. All editions contain a link to exclusive recordings for selected songs from the program as well, all for free! Price: $10
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Centennial of Suffrage Virtual Concert
In August of 2020, Cece performed her first livestream event, performing her full Centennial of Suffrage program for viewers watching online across the U.S. and from as far away as Australia. If you’ve never been able to attend one of Cece’s suffrage concerts — or want a full-length souvenir — purchase this hour-long performance, complete with Cece’s between-songs commentary, to watch as often as you want. Price: $20BUY THE VIDEO »
The Songs of World War I
Cecelia Otto commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I with an all-new collection. The Songs of World War I revisits an era when popular songs were as lively a medium as newspapers, reflecting the tumultuous times from a variety of perspectives. Hear patriotic favorites like “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “Yankee Doodle Boy”; stirring calls to arms such as “Over There”; and songs that explored the war’s heartbreak (“Hello Central, Give Me No Man’s Land”) as well as the humor of life in uniform (“Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning”). Accompanied by pianist Linda Smith, Cece sings these songs just as they were sung one hundred years ago, with lyrics often omitted by modern interpreters. Price: $15
This booklet is a companion piece to the album. It includes full lyrics to all the songs on the album, along with an introduction to the project and Cecelia’s notes on each song. Rounding out the book are posters and other illustrations from the period, depicting a few of the many ways in which the war was reflected in all aspects of American life. Price: $10
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This video features the entire Songs of World War I concert program, recorded in 2019 at the historic Clark Chateau in Butte, Montana. It also features a unique bonus: in honor of the Montana setting, Cece ended the show with a performance of the Montana state song … in the very room where it is believed to have been composed! This video is yours to enjoy forever upon purchase. Price: $20
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An American Songline: A Musical Journey Along the Lincoln Highway
In 2013, Cecelia Otto traveled the Lincoln Highway from one end of the country to the other, giving concerts of vaudeville-era music in every state she passed through. Her goal on this one-of-a-kind “singing travelogue”: to recreate the music that had once rang out in concert halls across America, reconnecting with the hopes and dreams of a simpler time.
In her book An American Songline: A Musical Journey Along the Lincoln Highway, Cece recounts her incredible adventure state by state. Follow her on a journey from Times Square in New York to Lincoln Park in San Francisco … a journey in which history and music come together to document and preserve a cherished part of American life.
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A companion piece to her book, the album An American Songline: A Musical Journey Along the Lincoln Highway includes many of the most beloved numbers Cece performed on her 2013 cross-country journey, such as “Second Hand Rose,” “In My Merry Oldsmobile,” “Beautiful Ohio” and from 1929, “Let Me Stray” — Cece’s recording is currently the only one available of this forgotten gem. Cece also composed several new songs inspired by her travels, including the lighthearted “I Always Wear My Amber Shades” and the elegiac “Land of Lincoln.” Price: $15BUY THE CD » PURCHASE ON ITUNES »