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“I wrote a song which became a children’s book,” says New Archaic singer/violinist Alicia Previn, who will be performing “The Earthworm Song” at an August 16 party for the Earthworm Book, at Escondido’s Stone Brewery.

“The project took form because of my lengthy gardening experience making compost,” says Previn, “and understanding the importance of what earthworms do for the Earth. We’re inviting children to come see me perform, read from the book, dig for worms, and demonstrate building a worm box.”

For the Stone Brewery event, Previn says "We will hear stories, answer questions, sing, dance, and you can meet Tola the earthworm puppet."

Earthworm puppet??

“My worm puppet Tola is a hand-knitted replica of a real worm, with no eyes or ears,” says Previn.

I'm surprised when she tells me that she doesn’t mind if someone takes Tola’s real world brethren fishing. “One of the aspects of the book is the making of a worm box to grow more worms so, yes, go ahead and use them to fish. In fact, I like to fish and cut bait.”

"Without the earthworm, there would be no civilization!"


Wild Truth bassist David Ybarra wrote and produced the music on a CD which accompanies the book, some of which Previn will be performing.

So why have a children’s concert at a brewery? “Stone Brewery happens to be unusual, in that they run their whole operation using sustainable methods of growing, including their garden setting for the restaurant. The Earthworm Book is a good compliment for their philosophy. Their events include Book and a Brew, including a children’s version.”

“With non-alcoholic brew, of course.”

After the performance and demonstrations, there will be a book signing.

Location: Stone Brewing Co., Citracado Parkway

Time: ‎2:00PM Tuesday, August 16th

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Jay Allen Sanford Aug. 15, 2011 @ 11:17 p.m.

I wanna meet an earthworm puppet at the Stone Brewery too!


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