It’s an awesome day today! Not just because Suzi Shelton is on the Good Stuff Kids Podcast for the very first time, but also because it’s my honor to premier her brand new video ‘The Grass Is Always Greener’ featuring Tim Kubart!
‘The Grass Is Always Greener’ sums up Suzi and her music – fun, uplifting, clever, colorful, vibrant, inspired, joyful, and creative.
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
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.read more
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!read 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.read more