The Grammy-winning family-friendly folk duo shares the title track from Saddle Up, their upcoming musical travelogue about their recent Western adventures.
The video for “Saddle Up,” the opening track and first video from The Okee Dokee Brothers’ adventure-themed album of the same name, is hard to watch. It’s a catchy song and the montage of the duo’s adventures across the West is fun to watch. But just a few jaunty chords in, you’ll already have the itch to get up from your desk or put your phone down and head for the great outdoors — preferably on horseback.
And that’s precisely the point. Saddle Up: A Western Adventure Album, set for a May 13 release, is the third in a series of records documenting their outdoors exploits in song. The idea behind the albums is to encourage children to get out of the house and be creative.
“As the title track and the first music video on our documentary, we wanted ‘Saddle Up’ to give viewers an overview of our 30-day trip out West,” The Okee Dokee Brothers, aka Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing, write. “From red canyons to blue rivers to green mountainsides, the West is vast and diverse. This song and video invite fans to come along for a journey full of tall tales and legends of old.”
Visit the duo's website for spring and summer tour dates and more information about the album and its accompanying DVD and educational material. Then check out the video below — and be sure to share it with the kids in your lives (or just your own inner child).