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Episode #171 – Tim Seston

Episode #171 – Tim Seston

Tim Seston is a master storyteller and family musician.  His brand new record ‘On A Roll’ is filled with witty wordplay and upbeat fun songwriting.  Tim and I talked about a wide breadth of topics from where he lives, to stories he tells, to the music he makes.  Be sure to check out his website and facebook page for tons of content your family will love!  “Tim’s friendly vocals make some of the tougher concepts he sings about more accessible.  “Bright Red Truck” explores several emergency situations and how quickly the fireman, who he turns into a friend by naming him Peter, is on the scene to help.  “Bring on the Thunder” makes what could be a scary storm into an opportunity to create new memories.  “Canker Sore” is a catch-all term to describe a day where nothing goes right.  And “Charlie’s Monsters” come straight from a child’s thoughts.”   Be sure to stay tuned all the way through the end of the show to hear the title track ‘On A Roll’.  

*Note from Mike* – Tim and I had a great conversation.  Unfortunately my end of it was very glitchy and unusable.  I edited Tim’s side to salvage the interview and hopefully it flows nicely.  Luckily it’s really fun to hear Tim talk about his career.  So it goes in the wild west of podcasting!

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Episode #170 – Frances England Returns

It was an honor to have Frances England back on the show to talk about her brand new record, ‘Blue Skies and Sunny Days’.  We really got into the music.  Frances recently won the top Fids and Kamily award for album of the year.  It’s that good!  Frances’ music is in high rotation in our house, and I know that many other people love her music.  She’s an excellent person as well.  Be sure to stay tuned through the end of the show to hear her brand new song ‘Carefree’.  

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Episode #169 – Lee Overtree (Story Pirates)

Lee Overtree and the Story Pirates Podcast were critical to the creation of the Good Stuff Kids Podcast.  I vividly remember my son and I listening to the Story Pirate’s podcast as we crossed the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco to Marin.  We loved it from first listen.  I was so happy to have a chance to talk to Lee about all aspects of the Story Pirates.  It’s more than a podcast, it’s a program that goes into schools and teaches writing and creative fun.  You will not believe how many Story Pirates there are working around the country!  Lee finds the meaning behind the stories and honors the kid authors throughout this conversation.

There are two Story Pirates books as well as a brand new record called ‘Nothing Is Impossible’.  What I loved the most about this conversation with Lee is how much he loves the stories that kids write and he values and honors the writers with such authenticity.

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Episode #168 – Ruth and Emilia

What a treat to get to talk to mother and daughter team Ruth and Emilia!  Can you imagine making music with your daughter or mom?  That would be amazingly fun!  Ruth and Emilia love each other’s company and really love working together.  Of course, they love each other too!  They have a brand new award winning record out called ‘The Spaceship That Fell In My Backyard.”  The concept is so fun.  You’re going to want to check Ruth and Emilia out with your family!  It sounds like a show that you don’t want to miss, and that your family will love!  You can also hear the brand new song ‘Dancing in my PJ’s’ at the end of this episode.

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Episode #167 – The Green Orbs

Happy Thanksgiving!  I’m thankful for bands like The Green Orbs who are making certified and bonafied awesome music for kids and families.  It’s extra special because Eddie and Heather are brother and sister!  Their brand new record, ‘Thumb Wrestling Champions’, is awesome in every way and not just because Abraham Lincoln shows up.  You can hear the full title track at the end of this episode.  The Green Orbs are truly pushing their digits to the limit (maybe the best line in recorded music, you’ll hear it).

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Episode #166 – Hot Peas ‘N Butter (Danny Lapidus)

Danny Lapidus from Hot Peas ‘N Butter joins me for a great talk about music, band names, and the brand new album ‘Back to the Land’. Danny also shared what it was like to collaborate with Laurie Berkner, Dan Zanes, and Peter Yarrow for the new record.   We talked about how the music has aspects of Americana and lot’s of multi-cultural influence.  You can hear that on the song ‘Funga Alafia’ which is at the end of the show.  “Hot Peas ‘n Butter is an award-winning, multicultural family music band that wows thousands of young audiences across the nation every year with their highly energetic and interactive musical style.”

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Episode #165 – Kids Imagine Nation

Music!  Videos!  Music Classes!  Live Performances!  Kids Imagine Nation will not stop entertaining and educating your family.  It was a pleasure to talk to the whole gang, and on my birthday nonetheless!  You’re going to love meeting Aaron, Rachel, and Beatz.  They’re so fun, their vibe is great, and you can tell they love working together.  Kid’s Imagine Nation have a brand new album called ‘Two’ that was just released, and you can hear not just the song ‘Jungle Party’, but also a brand new holiday song called ‘Santa’s Workshop’.  And check out their youtube page so that your family can enjoy their web series.  So much Good Stuff!!

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Episode #164 – Dan Crow

Dan Crow is a trusted and beloved name in kids and family music.  “Dan Crow is a performer of children’s songs. He is best known for performing the theme song of the movie The Adventures of Milo and Otis, but also composed many Disney songs, most significantly for Winnie the Pooh and Dumbo”.  I really appreciated the opportunity to get to know him and his background which also includes his work with kidzmusic.  Dan is a big part of the Kidz STEM Songz CD and DVD set. “Dan Crow’s acclaimed CD Concoctions (winner of the Parents’ Choice Silver, Academics’ Choice Smart Media and Creative Child CD of the Year awards) is included, featuring pop and rock productions sprinkled with techno beats.”  Listen all the way through this episode to hear Dan’s song ‘You’re An Engineer’.

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Episode #163 – Ginalina

“Ginalina is a modern folk-country singer for families and children of all ages!  Winner of the Western Canadian Music Awards and Juno-nominee, her fast, fun, and interactive songs shake up music festivals, international children’s events, community events, and schools everywhere! ”  She’s got a brand new album which is so piping hot and fresh that it just came out yesterday (11/5/18).  Be sure to check out the brand new song ‘Welcome To The Neighbourhood” at the end of the episode!

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Episode #162 – Randy and Dave / Wendy Morgan

It’s a double whammy to get you ready for the weekend!  Wendy Morgan from Wendy and DB comes back to talk about a brand new song called ‘Way Is Peace’, and there is a strong message behind this one:  By working in collaboration with not-for-profit groups on their latest single “Way is Peace”. “This special song highlights the true meaning of peace and love, and the good that can come to children as they embrace these universal qualities.  The proceeds from the upcoming single release will benefit Cure Violence.”  Stay tuned after my conversation with Wendy to hear a clip of the song, and be sure to download it here to support this very important cause.

Randy and Dave return to talk about their brand new record ‘Snorkel’.  ‘Snorkel’ is “another flock of clever, cheeky, laugh-out-loud funny songs that can come only from the minds of Randy & Dave.” You can hear the song ‘Mr. Bershmiker’ from the new album after our conversation!

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