JUSTIN ROBERTS, Lemonade
Two-time GRAMMY Nominated kindie rocker and once upon a time, former Montessori preschool teacher Justin Roberts has a new album out to remind us of those hot Indian Summer days. Lemonade is Justin Robert’s 13th album of family-focused music and this 13th album has a looser, more impromptu sound than his previous works. This album captures the sound of creative play, in part by using cardboard boxes, paint cans, salt shakers, and other garage based items for homemade percussion sounds. Also to be found on the recording are melodies from an eclectic array of instruments ranging from the ukulele to the harpsichord. Another notable addition to this album is the presence of The Decemberists’ Nora O’Connor providing harmonies for Justin Roberts’ vocals. Lemonade is out now!
THE DEEDLE DEEDLE DEES, Sing-A-Long History, Vol. 2
Just released on September 30th, The Deedle Deedle Dees’ long awaited second album, Sing-a-long History Vol. 2, is here! Sing-a-long History Vol. 2 is a companion to their much lauded first album named, you guessed it, Sing-a-long History Vol. 1 where they once again make learning about history interesting and fun. With songs like “Typhoid Mary Tells Her Side of Things” and “Tesla v. Edison,” the Deedle Deedle Dees are playing with an important aspect of history that is often not taught to children; the notion of perspective! History is in the eye of the beholder (or the winner of conflicts). So, hit play, and enjoy the 16 tracks of little known historical facts and sing-a-long!