Fun is the name of the game on this episode. Here’s a great talk with a Ukelele One Man Band named Phredd. He loves to bring joy and humor through his music. We talked pumpkins, ukeleles, pirates, dogs, and all about his new record ‘Ukelele One Man Band’. Phredd is enthusiastic and was a blast to talk to. You can hear the full song ‘Captain Jack O Lantern The Pumpkin Pirate’ at the end of the episode. Check him out!read more
The 150th episode celebration continues! Here’s a recording of Kenji Lopez-Alt’s ‘Good Morning, Good Morning’ which was not included in our conversation from episode #135. It’s a little bit of bonus content to help celebrate 150 of good stuff! If you love it let us know, hit me and Kenji up on Twitter!read more
150 Episodes of certified and bonafied Good Stuff for kids and families! For this very special installment Andy Z came to my house to talk about his brand new album Camp Andyland as well as all of the things that make Andyland such a fun and exciting place. I was also lucky that Andy Z played a few songs, just for me, and you can hear them on this episode. He played ‘Went to a Party With Dinosaurs’, and ‘Galaxy Song’ If you live in the Bay Area there is no doubt that you will be able to see Andy Z in concert somewhere nearby. He’s one of the hardest workers in kids/family music!read more
“Señor Fancypants writes catchy indie-pop songs for children or anyone that has ever been a child.” So so so so true! Brian Smith knows music and he knows comedy. He also uses his experience as a dad to improvise creative music for kids. Be sure to listen all the way to the end of the episode to hear the song ‘Fireworks and Fireflies’ and pick up Senor Fancypants’ first album Senor Fancypants.read more
I was so happy to hear that Animal Farm was putting out a brand new record ‘We Are One’. They are great musicians who write great and very fun songs. Full disclosure, I’ve known Dave for many years, and you can hear our first conversation from July, 2016.
I’m also proud to say that the band has received a NAPPA (National Parenting Product Award) for their new record. It’s a must listen! Congratulations Animal Farm! You can hear the full song ‘We Are One’ at the end of this episode.read more
The Good Stuff Family are now officially residents of Houston, Texas! We eat bbq, swim a lot, watch football, and do other Texas stuff! To mark the occasion you can hear a great, low key, and fun conversation I had with 2017 Austinite of the Year, Saul Paul. He free styled (I tried to help) and we talked about all of the work that he’s done to make the world a better place. You can hear his song ‘Rise’, which was #1 on Sirius XM’s Kid Place Live, at the end of the show.
He’s a musician with a message that you need to hear! From his website: “Part rapper/part singer songwriter, SaulPaul is an entertaining artist who blends his voice, his guitar and his loop pedal to create a live show that is nothing less than an EXPERIENCE.”read more
This talk is beautiful. Papa Siama and Auntie Dallas are beautiful people. I could tell through the phone. I loved hearing about how Papa Siama got his start playing guitar and coming to America. I really love the song, ‘Ko Yimbi Ko’ that you hear a clip of at the beginning of the show. Listen closely for the thumb piano! You can hear the whole song at the end of the episode. There was a lot of love going both ways during this chat and I think that you’ll feel the authenticity coming from Papa Siama and Auntie Dallas and that you’ll feel the love too! Be sure to check out their new album ‘The Land of Yangalele’.read more
I was honored to welcome Elizabeth Mitchell to the podcast for a chat about her career in kids music and her brand new collaboration with Suni Paz, ‘Tu Eres Mi Flor’. It was great to hear about her roots playing with Dan Zanes as well as working with Suni. This record is beautiful. Listen with headphones if you can! You can hear the full song ‘Tu Eres Mi Sol’.read more
I had the greatest time hanging out with Gunnar Madsen at his home and hearing all about his career and his brand new record ‘I Am Your Food’. It’s a great one. You’ll hear about Gunnar’s beginnings as an acapella musician to writing “off center” songs for families.read more
Lee Sings4kids is a chip off the good ol’ fashioned rockin’ for kids block. Lee and I hit it off right away and you’ll see that his enthusiasm for music and kids is contagious. Please support him by checking out his brand new record Sing, Share, Grow. You’ll be happy that you did! You can hear the full song ‘Let’s be Brave’ at the end of this episode.read more