Thanks to my proclaimed love for children’s music and the hip new “kindie” rock scene, I’ve gotten some great music sent to me over the past few weeks and I wanted to share some of it with you.
Science Fair from Spare the Rock Records A compilation album featuring some of my favorite children’s music artists like Elizabeth Mitchell and Renee & Jeremy, Science Fair features several well-written and very dance-able tunes about - you guessed it! - science. If you loved Here Comes Science by They Might Be Giants, you’re going to love Science Fair. Plus, the proceeds from the album go to Girls, Inc., an organization that works to improve science education for girls. Science Fair is available on Amazon and iTunes.
A Curious Children’s Album by John Wakefield Now, this one wasn’t exactly what I expected. This album isn’t for kids. It’s about the experience of raising them. A true labor of love, John describes it as “great blog posts put to music.” You will definitely find yourself nodding (and laughing) at several of the songs. The music itself reminded me of some of my favorite Broadway shows. So if you’ve found yourself wishing Rent had more relevance to your life as a parent, then this album is for you! A Curious Children's Album is available on iTunes and Amazon.
Take This Town by Makenzie Caine Another album that isn’t technically for kids but one I think the whole family can enjoy. Makenzie’s voice is completely lovely and the songs are all sweetly written and crafted. If you are a fan of Elizabeth Mitchell or folk artist Dar Williams, I think you’ll like Makenzie. Her song “Sweet Baby” about new motherhood had me tearing up and her version of Cat Steven’s "Moonshadow" had Griffin dancing. Take This Town is available on iTunes and Amazon.
John and Makenzie have generously agreed to giveaway copies of their CDs to several lucky readers! John will be giving away two copies of A Curious Children's Album and Makenzie will be giving away one copy of Take This Town.
All you have to do is leave a comment below telling us your most recent new music discovery. Did you find a new song you can't stop listening to? Or a new band you've been telling everyone about? Let us know!
As always, we will use Random.org to select the winners. The contest will run from today until next Friday, August 3rd at 12PM PST.
No purchase is necessary. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received (duplicate entries will be deleted and only one will be counted). This giveaway is open to US residents 18 and older only.
Neither Sarahs nor Salt & Nectar were paid to host this giveaway.
We have our winners! Congratulations to Alexis and Marybeth who won a copy of John Wakefield's A Curious Children's Album and to Dona who won a copy of Makenzie Caine's Take This Town!