I don’t know about you, but ever since quarantine started we have been baking. Mostly cookies. Not anything like the incredible creations that Melissa and Cindy from Not Your Everyday Cake make. They make cakes that are on the greatest most customized scale! In their words: “We are a mother/daughter team in Houston, TX who love working together to make beautiful creations for special occasions. We have been making cakes together since 2009, however, Cindy started creating cakes for friends and family 30 years ago. Our knowledge of cake design has been enhanced through multiple classes that we have taken. We don’t make your simple, everyday cakes. We bring your imagination to life to help make your special occasion perfect.”
it’s time to have a blast with Jesse Jukebox. You are awesome, I am awesome, and Jesse is definitely awesome. We all need some high energy feel good rock n’ roll these days! Get to know Jesse and stay tuned all the way to the end of the show to hear the full song ‘Awesome’.
I didn’t even realize how badly I needed to hear Diana Panton’s ‘A Cheerful Little Earful’ album. I’ll say that it soothed me and my family when we needed it badly. Some calm and beautifully played music during this stressful and unpredictable time? Yep. 1000% yep. “One of the brightest jewels in the crown of Canada’s contribution to vocal jazz, two-time JUNO Award winner Diana Panton again brings her distinctive brand of sweet, sincere, swinging elegance straight to the hearts of young and old alike with her second album for children and families, A Cheerful Little Earful”. Stay tuned all the way to the end of the episode to hear ‘A Cheerful Little Earful’.
Here’s a really fun conversation with the great Duke Otherwise! “From Wisconsin’s Duke Otherwise comes Kith & Kin, an eclectic album of music meant to bring joy, silliness and sweetness to all. Kith & Kin features a unique blend of stellar musicianship, memorable characters, whimsical topics, and a vast array of instruments and musical styles resulting in outrageous fun.
Duke Otherwise looks at the world with a skewed eye and blends his quirky observations with his elaborate imagination resulting in a combination that seems to perfectly tap into a child’s mindset. On Kith & Kin, with his distinct baritone voice, he leads as a playful wordsmith, delivering hilarious and imaginative songs and stories taken from real events and conversations with his own family and friends.”
Stay tuned all the way to the end of the show to hear the song ‘Joy’s a Grump’
It’s a seriously fun blast of new music with Marky Monday and Cowboy Andy checking in to talk about each of their brand new music! These are some really fun conversations. Check them out and listen for brand new music from each artist.
Katie Stone is the volunteer host and producer of The Children’s Hour radio show and podcast. The show’s goal is to bring informative, entertaining and engaging radio programming to listeners of all ages, showcasing local kids and kid-friendly organizations, while involving kids in all aspects of the production. Katie works with a crew of dedicated children who help produce the show, including writing and voicing scripts and reviews, helping choose jokes, show themes, music and guests, and assisting in all aspects of the live broadcast.
What an honor to be able to talk to Paul Reisler about Kid Pan Alley on the occasion of the amazing organizations 20th anniversary. You may remember that I talked with Paul back on episode 112, and we got a lot of backstory on him and what his incredible organization does. Be sure to listen to the title track ‘Best Friends’ from the brand new Kid Pan Alley record ‘Best Friends’.
“Kid Pan Alley celebrates its 20th Anniversary inspiring and empowering children to work together to create their own music. What better way to mark the occasion than with the new CD Best Friends, arriving October 11 on Kid Pan Alley Records. Best Friends features songs co-written by students in 10 different schools and Kid Pan Alley songwriters led by KPA’s Founder Paul Reisler. Among the highlights are guest vocals by an array of popular children’s artists including GRAMMY® Award winners and nominees and multi-award-winning artists: Lisa Loeb, Bill Harley, Sonia De Los Santos, John McCutcheon, Randy Kaplan, Robbie Schaefer, The Not-Its! Dazzling vocals, expert production, vibrant instrumentation and delightful lyrics are among the hallmarks of this fifth Kid Pan Alley release.”
There’s really not a cooler sound than a tennis ball being hit. I can’t even do an impression. I love tennis. It’s a great game. I was so excited to talk to Esther Forrester from Brainiac Tennis about her program, and what she does. Now get out there and work on your backhand!
“From Parker & Alexander, creators of the popular children’s rock duo Spaghetti Eddie, comes a family-friendly musical take on beloved Bible stories, All of Us: Bible Songs for Everyone.
All of Us: Bible Songs for Everyone presents story songs that, in these days of cross-cultural exploration, really do belong to “all of us,” told through upbeat, eclectic music with a lilting sense of rhythmic pulse and a laid-back, melodic charm. The result is a vibrant musical experience designed to engage the whole family in absorbing the timeless – and timely – lessons that have come to us from so long ago.”
Be sure to stay tuned all the way to the end of the episode to hear Parker & Alexander’s song ‘Noah’.
Here’s a great conversation with M Dorsett about her new book ‘The Lion and the Elephant’. She’s got a great approach to how she created the book, and it’s a different and very creative way for kids to get involved with the story. If you want to purchase the book go to chibur.info/books and enter the code GOODSTUFF to save 10%.