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’ at the end of the episode.
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’. You’ll hear about Gunnar’s beginnings as an acapella musician to writing “off center” songs for families. You’ll also get a further taste (pun intended) of his music if you listen all the way to the end of this episode. You’ll hear Gunnar’s song ‘In My Soup’.
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.
When I started this podcast in April of 2016, I had a goal of spending a little time talking with Raffi. I didn’t know if it would ever happen, but thanks to the great and incredibly kind Beth Benz-Clucas from Sugar Mountain PR it actually did! Raffi and I spoke on the phone and covered a variety of topics like Beluga Grads, starting off in family music, child honouring, and his awesome new record ‘Dog on the Floor’. The conversation went just as I imagined it would. It was comfortable and fun. I hope that you enjoy this episode with one of the best to ever do it. You can hear Raffi’s brand new song ‘Luna’s Song’ at the end of the episode.
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Stephanie Mayers has just reached the three year anniversary of having her own publicity firm for Kids/Family musicians. She represents several past guests of this very podcast like Bears and Lions, Vered, Gustafer Yellowgold, and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo (with more to come). I really liked getting to know Stephanie hearing the reasons behind why she does and loves the work that she does. Please join me in wishing her a happy 3 year anniversary as well as best wishes for many many more!
Talking to Jessie Baylin was just like talking to an old friend. Listening to the music from her new record ‘Strawberry Wind’, has the same kind of welcome familiarity while also being something new and different. I loved hearing the story of how Jessie came to create a kids record. I am especially grateful to her for taking the time to talk to me just a few short weeks after her baby was born! Be sure to listen to the song ‘In the Summer Time’ at the end of this episode. You also have to check out the short film on prime video that goes along with this record.