In normal times, summer is a chance to bask in the light and to seek out what’s cool. While many families are still restricted, and summer festivals and shows remain closed, they may still enjoy hearing new songs that can soothe as well as energize the whole family.
Three upcoming releases from top award-winning (and normally touring) family artists provide a nice, cool distraction:
Backyard Bop by Red Yarn — Portland’s family folk hero rounds up the critters for a rousing rockabilly dance party album that stays close to home while celebrating our neighborhoods and communities. Red Yarn’s songs unite people in troubled times. Check out his new “Jump for Joy” music video.
Songs Across the Pond – by Brady Rymer and David Gibb – A three-time Grammy nominee teams up with a friendly UK family folk artist to create happy songs for play and exploration. Check out their new “Two Towns” music video to learn what’s unique about each artist’s home town.
This month, kids who like to move will groove to the newest album from the world’s most popular children’s band: The Wiggles!
Choo Choo Trains, Propeller Planes & Toot Toot Chugga Chugga Big Red Car features songs about all forms of travel – walking, wheelchairs, space travel, swimming, surfing, trains, planes and of course traveling in the famous Wiggle mobile, the Big Red Car. The band’s 55th studio album takes listeners on an imaginative virtual journey while being conscious of our times.
If it’s stories that captivate your kids, The Story Pirates are offering lots of livestreamed and interactive content via their Creator Club and summer camps. This week’s Story Pirates Podcast features none other than Julie Andrews!