Thursday, October 8, 2009

Harmonica Pocket: Autographed Ladybug One CD Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Unique2Wh0!

Finally...a children's music album that I can listen to with my kids for hours on end. And it doesn't make me want to pull my hair out! Serious bonus points for them.

The Harmonica Pocket is definitely on to something with their out of the ordinary and captivating acoustic story-songs. Their creativity level soars through the roof with their album, Ladybug One. Every single song is without question awe-inspiring. It took my family on an enchanting journey through nature. I've never heard anything like it. It's mature, brilliant and absolutely spellbinding.

Here is more about this talented group of artists from their website:

The Harmonica Pocket begins simply as the swinging songs of composer Keeth Monta Apgar. Keeth delivers storytelling lyrics accompanied by thick jazz chord progressions wrapped up into thoughtful, mature songs.

The Harmonica Pocket's 2008 release Ladybug One, a Parent's Choice Award winner, is a truly all-ages album made for kids and adults to listen to together. The album was recorded off the grid using solar electricity and is full of genre-crossing originals and twists on traditional folk songs. Reknown kid's music blogger Warren Truitt of said "You won't hear arrangements like this on any other album for children."

From the opening soundscape the LIght of a Firefly featuring a science lesson presented by an 8 year old, straight into the 60s inspired pop-jazzy Firefly; or from the supercatchy horn-laden reggae counting song Ladybug 123 to the darkest version of The Alphabet Song you've ever heard (complete with wah-wah guitar and electronic beats), The Harmonica Pocket consistently takes musical risks and colors outside the lines of what everyone else is doing.

The Tracks:

The Light of a Firefly
Spiders in my Breakfast
One Tree Said
Love a Ladybug
Ladybug 123 (Dub version)
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
I Love the ABCs
O Susanna
Four Spaces
Ladybug 123 (Acoustic version)
Mere Bacche Ki Lori (Hindi Lullaby for my Child)
Bumblebee Lullabye
La Luna
Lucid Dream #3
Mbira Dreaming

Keith Apgar, you're a genius. One track will have you mesmerized. So go ahead - break out your inner child and share some beautiful moments with your children. Grab Ladybug One today. It's that good.

Oh yeah, and it has a killer version of O Susanna! My kids think I'm famous.

Check out the Free Music Project mp3 pool!

The Harmonica Pocket would like to offer one lucky reader their very own autographed Ladybug One CD!

To enter this great giveaway you must visit their website and tell me something about this company not mentioned. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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**This giveaway ends on October 15th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on October 16th.


  1. You had me at music that doesn't make you want to pull your hair out! I learned that among their awards and features, The Harmonica Pocket is being played on MTV as well (plus I like that their website is carbon neutral!).
    greenlancer at comcast dot com

  2. My grandson will love this..I listen to one song and I am hooked too :)
    Did you know during the ladybug song Nala does finger dances along to the music. She also does tricks on her hoola hoop

  3. These songs look cute.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  4. I subscribe

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  5. This sounds like a fun Cd I found out from the bands site that The Harmonica Pocket also has a touring children's show

  6. I have your button on my site

  7. I love that their music appeals to both kids and grownups

  8. I like that the album was recorded using solar electricity!

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  9. I subscribe via RSS feed.

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  10. The group is: * Keeth Monta Apgar– acoustic wah-wah guitar
    * Jon Ryser– alto saxophone
    * Nala Walla – vocal harmony and hula hoop
    * Lorne Watson– congas / drum kit

  11. I love that the group sings such fun songs!

  12. I had no idea they are being played on MTV, WOW!

  13. I subscribe via email
    andrea at mettemassagetherapy dot ca

  14. I have your button

  15. I love that their album is for all ages.

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