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Alsop’s concerts are family affairs

Kimberly Nicoletti

BRECKENRIDGE – Peter Alsop cracks open the doorway to human emotions by cracking people up with his silly songs.

“I deal with family issues in an uplifting way,” Alsop said.

The nationally known singer, songwriter, educator and humorist invites people to explore deep issues with participatory and humorous songs. His music revolves around general topics, such as self-esteem, cooperation, ethnic differences and developmental milestones that families may or may not talk about openly. For instance, his song “My Body’s Nobody’s Body but Mine” has saved children’s lives, Alsop said, by teaching boundaries. His “Logical” song addresses adults’ more logical side, which arises during parenting.

“I advocate from the kids’ point of view for kids’ parents to think about stuff in a way that’s not shaming or blaming,” he said. “People can go as deep as they want because some of this stuff is deep. By writing a humorous song about it, it gets the issues out on the table.”

He believes it’s important for adults to make themselves available as safe resources for kids to turn to when confusing issues arise.

“Kids know things are going on,” he said. “When no one’s talking about it, it feels even more big or dangerous or scary.”

Alsop earned his doctorate degree in educational psychology and won “Best Children’s” awards from the Parents’ Choice Organization, the Association for Independent Music, or both, for his six family albums. He has performed and lectured extensively at conferences, festivals and concerts throughout the nation and in Canada, Southeast Asia, Australia and Europe with a range of personalities, including Jay Leno, Kenny Loggins, Randy Newman and Steve Allen.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children and may be purchased by calling (970) 547-3100.

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