As parents, we want to expose our babies and toddlers to all sorts of new music – but, we want to enjoy the music too! We’ve rounded up some awesome new music which you should add to your baby registry as soon as possible – or, give these CDs as a baby shower gift – any new parent would really appreciate it! PS. Want to win the full set of music you see here? Head to the bottom of the post to enter!
Okee Dokee Brothers, Saddle Up: Justin and Joe, also known as the Okee Dokee Brothers, are known for their “adventure albums” – where they head off on an adventure to write songs and educate young ears on a variety of topics, from canoeing down the Mississippi River, to hiking the Appalachian Trail. Their new album, Saddle Up, is focused on the West, horses, Native American culture, and of course – great music! The Okee Dokee Brothers music, a mix of Americana, bluegrass and old timey, is adorably infectious and lyrically beautiful. Justin and Joe are amazingly positive influences on a new generation of musicians and children; parents, you’ll fall in love with their music too, and we guarantee you’ll be listening in the car after you drop the kids at daycare!
Brady Rymer, Press Play: If you’re looking for some music to make your soul feel good, we highly recommend Brady Rymer’s Press Play album. It’s a modern Americana mashup! They borrow a little R&B from Stax Records, nod to Aretha’s gospel roots and stir in some Everly Brothers-style harmonies to cook up a tasty musical stew for your family. Chock full of music inspired by funk, roots, jazz, and Americana, you won’t be able to control your tapping feet while blasting this CD.
Frances England, Explorer of the World: Francis England started out her musical career by writing a simple CD for her son’s nursery school in 2007; since then, she her music has taken her to venues such as Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits. With a gift for capturing the wonders, simple pleasures, and beauty of childhood, Frances frames her music in ways both children and parents can appreciate. Her sparkly, acoustic pop songs are both catchy and heartfelt. Explorer of the World is her fifth album, and a wonderful way for parents and children to enjoy music together.
Lisa Loeb, Nursery Rhyme Parade: Known for her extensive musical career in contemporary folk-rock music, Lisa Loeb has transitioned flawlessly into the children’s music sector. Nursery Rhyme Parade is the CD every parent has dreamed of – with Lisa’s soothing voice reciting classic nursery rhymes and songs, it is sure to entertain your little one, and even educate them a little! This album will easily transition with your child from babyhood to childhood and is sure to become a staple in your household.
Liz McNicholl, Tiny Lights: Hailing from Ireland, Liz McNicholl came to America in the 1980s and has since established herself as a staple in the North Eastern acoustic music scene. Liz is no stranger to children’s music, as she runs Musical Folk in Connecticut, which encompasses music classes for babies, toddlers, and children. In 2011, Liz released her first children’s album, Tiny Lights, which features a mix of contemporary and classic lullabies and children’s songs. With her calm voice and gorgeous guitar playing, you may find yourself playing this CD while catching up on work late at night!
Baby Blanket Music: Baby Blanket Music takes your favorite songs from your favorite artists and arranges them just right so that now they can be your baby’s favorites too! Developed under the guidance of doctors, teachers and child development specialists – and approved by babies and parents of all ages – Baby Blanket Music is designed to soothe while enhancing the enjoyment and cognition of music. Featuring CDs covering artists such as The Beatles, Billy Joel, Elton John, Garth Brooks, Simon & Garfunkel, Michael Jackson, John Mayer, Madonna, Lady Gaga and classic Classical pieces, you are sure to find an album which resonates with you! (PS. When you enter the giveaway below, you are entering to win the entire Baby Blanket collection in digital format!).
Cat Doorman, Bop-Bodiop! Cat Doorman is also known as Julianna Bright, a musician, an artist, a mom and a big believer in the power of art, story and song to make us kinder, braver, better humans. Cat Doorman’s summer EP, Bop-Bodiop! is an upbeat call to creative inspiration, growth and caring for our unique dreams. Bop-Bodiop! features Bright’s gorgeous vocals and forceful percussion along with accomplished piano, organ, guitar and bass hooks. The songs are buoyant and rocking, poppy and exuberant; each of them a reflection on the creative core at everyone’s heart.
Keri Wirth, Me and You: A musical staple on the Long Island children’s music scene, Me and You Music by Keri Wirth is a musical program based around her songs that calm and inspire children and parents. All of Keri’s music are original pieces, which allow for dancing, singing, and growing for both the child and the parent. Keri’s music covers a wide range of topics and is the perfect accompaniment to long car rides!
Teacher Barb, Train to Sleepy Town: Well known in the San Fransisco children’s music scene, Teacher Barb’s album, Train to Sleepy Town, features gorgeous acoustic covers of popular songs, such as You Are My Sunshine, You Can Close Your Eyes, and The Rainbow Connection. Her soothing guitar playing and sweet voice make this the perfect CD for both mama and baby to relax and enjoy!
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