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Episode #206 – Beth Jean

Episode #206 – Beth Jean

Funky Farms and Martians!  It’s all fair game for Beth Jean and her music that is so perfect for families.  “Beth Jean’s knack for writing catchy, clever songs is enriched with her memorable style and talent of creating lively sets for various media that makes for a unique niche in today’s children’s market. Her DIY spirit has allowed her to produce an unforgettable world of sparkling images, hooky tunes and family friendly sketches.”  Sparkles galore! Unicorns!

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Episode #197 – Ants Ants Ants

Let’s get to know Ants Ants Ants!  “With stylistic nods to 1970’s era Sesame Street, School House Rock, and “The Point” by Harry Nilsson, Ants Ants Ants recalls the best elements of a fun and fanciful childhood – the thrill of knocking down a tower of blocks; the fun of imagining what your dog is thinking; a make believe world where nocturnal animals meet in the park at night to play games.

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Episode #196 – Matt Heaton

Do you know what Toddlerbilly is?  You’re about to, Matt Heaton is on the show and he’s got some great music to share with you and your family.  Matt believes that “Music for kids can be entertaining and enjoyable for both children and their parents. This is the mandate behind Matt Heaton’s kid music, a style he calls “toddlerbilly.” His songs are a mix of Rockabilly, Surf, American Roots, and Irish traditional music, delivered with a wry sense of humor and a serious sense of fun.”  You can hear Matt’s song ‘Hop, Wiggle, Waddle’ at the end of the show.  It gives you a real sense of what Toddlerbilly is.  You’ll be so glad to have Matt and his music as part of your life!

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Episode #195 – Claudia Gunn

I talked to Claudia Gunn while she was on vacation and watching the ocean in orNew Zealand.  I was immensly jealous for two reasons:  1.  She lives in New Zealand and 2.  She was on vacation… IN NEW ZEALAND.  Then it got even better.  We got into talking about the music she makes for families.  Her Little Wild Music project “is a little creative endeavour with a big mission: to celebrate the magic in every extraordinary day of childhood. Stay tuned all the way to the end to hear Claudia’s song ‘Everywhere Stars’.

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Episode #194 – Mister G / Sonshine and Broccoli

It’s a double whammy!  Welcome back to Mister G as well as Sonshine and Broccoli!  Mister G gave me the scoop on his new album ‘Fireflies’ and Sonshine and Broccoli filled me in on ‘It’s Cool To Be Kind’.  I also was able to meet Mister and Mrs. G when they came to visit Houston.  They’re the best!  And so are Sonshine and Broccoli!

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Episode #192 – Mr Jon and Friends (Jon and Carrie Lewis)

This interview with Mr. Jon has been a long time coming!  I originally emailed with Mr. Jon in the summer of 2017 – and finally… finally we were able to connect and make it happen.  Mr. Jon and Carrie shared their musical story and what inspires them to create music for kids and families.  That awesome song you heard?  It’s called ‘Play My Drum’ and it’s on the new record ‘Rock and Rhyme’.Mr. Jon & Friends is Parents’ Choice Award winning music for kids and their families.This energetic family music is all about fun, movement, and laughter! Mr. Jon & Friends makes music for kids and their families that inspire fun, laughter, and dancing.

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Episode #191 – Kate Moran from the Rainbow Rock Band

“One of the brightest stars to come out of the DC metro area kids’ music scene is Parents’ Choice Award-winning Rainbow Rock Band, which performs more than 120 live shows each year. Kids and families around the country await the appearance of the band’s second album”.  Kate Moran came on the show and we had a blast talking about all things Rainbow Rock!  Be sure to listen all the way until the end of the show to hear the song “Lee Lee the Lizard” from the brand new record ‘Total Eclipse of the Rainbow’.  Rainbow Rock Band Foreva!!!!!!!!!

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Episode #189 – Sonia De Los Santos

Happy April Fool’s Day!  This year I pranked myself by skipping episode #189 and going straight from episode #188 to episode #190.  Absent mindedness in episode numbering aside it was a pleasure to welcome Sonia De Los Santos to the Good Stuff Kids podcast.  “Sonia was born with a smile on her face (that’s what her mom always says) and she can easily find the things in the world that bring her joy. On ¡Alegría!, a bilingual album for families, Sonia thought deeply about the elements of her life that bring her joy and tried to capture them in her songs to share with others as she believes that these days it is more important than ever to find reasons to smile and stay grateful.”  Sonia taught me all about the Jarana – which you’ll need to hear her explain!  Check out her song, ‘Los Pajaritos’ from her new album ‘Alegria!’ At the end of this episode.  

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