“Simon Stanley pens tales both candid and tall. Known for his vivid imagery and fluid storylines, his writing has shifted and adapted to the varying phases of his life, including a recent relocation from his New Zealand homeland to Nashville, TN.
The recently released single, “Marley Sitting on a Pumpkin Seed,” on which Cy performs as Simon Stanley, is his first foray into family music and the winner of the 2019 New Zealand Music Award for Best Children’s Song.” Check out ‘Marley Sitting on a Pumpkin Seed’ at the end of the episode.
Hi-Ya! Go Banana Go are here to bring us a good time and keep us laughing. “Go Banana Go!, is a collaboration from leading players in the comedy music world, LA based music producer and songwriter Jim Roach and Brian Wecht, better known as “Ninja Brian” who is also a retired theoretical physicist. On their first album for kids and families, the energetic and eccentric duo set out to make a record as smart and funny at the adult level as it is for kids.” Make sure to check out their full song ‘Pizza Feet’ at the end of the episode.
Here’s a great one with Lindsay Munroe! We talked about her new record ‘I Am Kind’ and what it’s like to work with Raffi. “Her songs reflect the Child Honouring principles of Respectful Love, Diversity, Caring Community, Emotional Intelligence, and Nonviolence. Indeed, positivity and hope exude the title track “I Am Kind” and “Every One of Us Belongs.” With her golden voice and singalong melodies, Munroe offers both inspiration and practical tools for all children, including those who are neurodiverse.” Stay tuned all the way to the end of the show to hear her song ‘I Can Try New Things’.
“José–Luis Orozco, the GRAMMY-nominated bilingual musician and children’s’ educator, celebrates 50 years of making Spanish and English kid’s music this spring with ¡Muévete! Songs for a Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body (out 4/17 on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings), all about the importance of exercise and movement.” Stay tuned all the way until the end of the show to hear Jose-Luis’ song ‘Monica’ played live!