Ralph’s World Rocks the Clark March 30

For Immediate Release

March 04, 2008

Ralph's World is the musical place where little guys and gals and their folks can rock, rock, rock and sing, sing, sing along. It's the creation of indie rocker and songwriter Ralph Covert, who takes a high-energy and McCartney-esque super-melodic approach to children's music—basically only the lyrics are changed for the ears of the innocent. On Sunday, March 30 Ralph’s World will rock the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute with performances at 11 am and 2 pm. Tickets per performances are $12 per child, $15 per adult ($10 per child member, $12 per adult member). Purchase tickets online at www.clarkart.edu or call 413-458-0524.

Ralph’s World often sells thousands of tickets to each performance nationwide and has been the only children’s music artist ever to sell out a show the fabled Ravinia festival—a feat since repeated twice consecutively. Covert’s national media appearances for Ralph’s World include NPR’s All Things Considered, ABC World News Tonight, The CBS Morning Show, and headlined last year’s XM Kids Radio New Year’s Eve broadcast. His praise in print nationally includes Newsweek, Time, The Christian Science Monitor, and major parenting publications. The Green Gorilla album received a 2006 Grammy nomination for the “Best Musical Album For Children.”

In February of 2001, Covert’s first children’s album, Ralph's World, was released and received enormous critical acclaim. Billboard magazine called it “the best children's album of this or any year.” Since then he has released three more adult-friendly and child-oriented albums: At the Bottom of the Sea, Happy Lemons, and Peggy's Pie Parlor.

Covert originally came to public attention with his first band, longtime midwestern favorites The Bad Examples. A favorite of critics and fans alike, The Bad Examples combine melodic and witty songwriting with energetic and engaging live shows. An episode of the HBO series Six Feet Under used the band's signature song "Not Dead Yet" as background music.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission is free November 1 through May 31. Admission June 1 through October 31 is $12.50 for adults, free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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