Tracy Bonham & Melodeon Music House is set to release a record for families called ‘Young Maestro’s Vol. 1’. “The album, set to be released April 16, 2021 on Bonham’s Melodeon Music House label, is a celebration of music and movement that includes 11 songs that aren’t only fun to dance and sing along to but also teach musical concepts in an entertaining and light-hearted way.” Stick around until the end of the show to hear her brand new song ‘Me Symphony’.
Side Note: I’ve been listening to Tracy’s music for years. I was starstruck. She’s awesome!
It was an honor to welcome Sara Watkins to the Good Stuff Kids Podcast to talk about her new kids and family record ‘Under the Pepper Tree’. You may know Sara from lot’s of the projects that she is involved with (Nickel Creek, I’m With Her, Watkins Family Hour), and it was really fun to hear her describe this new record as well as hearing about how she started playing music. Be sure to listen all the way to the end to hear the brand new songs ‘Night Singing’.
Welcome to Poco Drom! I knew that we needed to talk when he described his music as Family Friendly Electro Grunge. That’s 4 distinct words that sound awesome together. Check out his song ‘Cats Like To Swim’ at the end of the show!
Oh yeah! Check out Roger Day and his song ‘Solve the Problem, Save the Day’ (which you can hear at the end of the episode!). This is a great chat. Roger is awesome. “Award-winning children’s musician Roger Day has devoted his life to making sure that future generations sing loud, jump high, and–most importantly–dream big. His signature wit, whimsy, and wordplay have helped put smiles on the faces of kids from one to ninety-two. Roger believes that though “Life is full of problems. It’s full of answers too!”
It was a pleasure to welcome back Ruth and Emilia! They have a brand new album ‘Kokowanda Bay’!. “In their latest album, planet Goopda sends URR back to help Emilia and her friends save beautiful Kokowanda Bay. Soon the two are rocking their way through the three Rs (recycling, reducing and reusing). Sing and dance along as the duo learns how they can heal the world by working together.” Check out their song ‘Get On Up’ at the end of the episode.
It was so great to talk to Claudia Gunn about her brand new record ‘Little Wild Universe’. “Little Wild Universe is a sparkling and expansive album of family music for beautiful minds by Claudia Robin Gunn.” Stay tuned all the way to the end of the episode to hear the song ‘Rocketride (Kiwi Kids in Space)’. And check the video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w28WBsJWjyE
It’s Emma Wiggle from The Wiggles! This conversation was a blast. We talked about what it’s like to be a Wiggle, and how the Wiggles have managed the Covid-19 Pandemic. Emma is the coolest! Stay tuned all the way until the end of the show to hear the song ‘Toot Toot Chugga Chugga Big Red Car’ from the brand new record ‘Choo Choo Trains, Propeller Planes, & Toot Toot Chugga Chugga Big Red Car.
Turns out that Will Parker and I were literally about a 10 minute drive from each other when this interview happened. So bummed! If it weren’t for Covid-19 we could have chatted in person rather than over the phone. “Will Parker is a children’s songwriter and teaching artist who writes and performs music for “kids ages 1-100.” During Will’s whimsical and interactive shows, he plays guitar and harmonica and sings original songs that engage the audience in singing-along, dancing, high-fiving, and imaginative play.” Stay tuned all the way until the end of the show to hear his song ‘Bilgus the Swamp Dwarf’. Will is all about imagination and you’ll love his music!
Here’s a great conversation with Greg Lato! He’s just released his new record ‘Create My Own World’. Stay tuned for his brand new (and awesome) song ‘Try’. “Award-winning pop musician and songwriter Greg Lato adds to his impressive body of work with the July 24 release of his first children’s album, Create My Own World, featuring two-time Grammy winning children’s entertainer Bill Harley as special guest. Create My Own World presents a fun and inspiring soundscape in these challenging times through music as relatable to kids as it is nostalgic to parents. The album is influenced by ‘70s and ‘80s pop artists like Hall & Oates, Phil Collins, Todd Rundgren, and The Cars, with a taste of Lenny Kravitz and the Rolling Stones thrown in for good measure.”
It’s Bash The Trash! What an awesome time talking to John and Carina from Bash The Trash. They make instruments from items that they find. So cool! In their words: “We build, perform and educate with musical instruments made from reused and repurposed materials. We combine science, music and environmental awareness through our performances, programs and social initiatives, always focusing on how art and science work together.” Make sure to check out their song ‘Rubbish Rhythm’ at the end of the show!