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 KidsMusicThatRocks.com 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 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
Ladybug 123 (Acoustic version)
Mere Bacche Ki Lori (Hindi Lullaby for my Child)
Lucid Dream #3
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.
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The Harmonica Pocket would like to offer one lucky reader their very own autographed Ladybug One CD!
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