Praise for Rock Your Socks Off…
2006 Parents’ Choice GOLD Award Winner
From THE PARENTS’ CHOICE FOUNDATION:
"Singer/songwriter Charity Kahn and her jammin' band create soul and rock'n’roll vibes authentic enough for any adult fan, but not at the expense of the young target audience. Catchy melodies and wonderfully imaginative, meant-to-be-heard lyrics aim straight for a child's spirit, eager mind and dancing feet. This is one memorable -- and happily repeatable -- album."
From COOKIE MAGAZINE:
"Listening to these grooves, which sound tailor-made for an outdoor rock festival, you can imagine an army of toddlers hopping into their Bugaboos to follow the group on tour, like preschool Phish-heads. The songs are danceable yet sophisticated; nowhere will you hear a funkier Ring Around the Rosie."
From ZOOGLOBBLE (recently featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition as the Authority on hip, new kid’s music):
"Filled with enough boogie-friendly music to tucker out even the most energetic of kids, and kid-friendly and self-empowering themes mixed with a (I wouldn't say it if weren't true) jam-band attitude and style."
From SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL:
"The JAMband, based in San Francisco, has a sophisticated but rocking sound that will appeal to parents as well as children. Featuring 13 tunes written by lead singer Charity Kahn, there is a wide range of musical styles and never a dull moment. Each song is upbeat and empowering for children. From the bicycle bell opening of Travelin' (a kicking rock song detailing a road trip, featuring dissonance not often found in children's music) to the easy rock of JAM Is, Kahn is a chameleon. She shifts her sound throughout, inspired by the styles of Stevie Nicks (Jump into the Middle), Madeleine Kahn (Towel Tango), and Chaka Khan (Happy Birthday Baby), among others. Haunting harmonies and a fine piano accompaniment make Whatcha Gonna Bring (a celebration of self) a standout. Syncopation makes Happy Fluffy pop. Background vocals in Super Hero include 50's doo-wop, breathy Rocky Horror Picture Show-type echo responses, and rap. Partner Dance is a montage of sound (melding conga, easy rock, and blues) about farm animals and includes a riff off Ring Around the Rosie. We Need Mud features only a drum, chant, and children responding. Four part a capella harmonies on Peace Dream are inspired.”
From PUBLISHERS WEEKLY:
"Backed by fine players and vibrant harmonies on some infectious choruses, Kahn delivers an eclectic menu sure to please. For anyone who doubts that the nursery rhyme Ring Around the Rosie has potential as a slightly gritty, jam-worthy rock number, check out the stellar Partner Dance."
From FAMILY FUN:
"Charity and the JAMband harness enough energy to light up the national power grid on Rock Your Socks Off. Propelled by driving rock'n'roll and steered by sassy-sweet vocals, the JAMband's creation is boatloads of fun to listen and dance to."
From TIME OUT NEW YORK KIDS:
"Charity's supported by ace musicians who play with enough bounce to please kids and sufficient sass to keep adults engaged. Get the kids dancing!"
From FAMILY MAN:
"I LOVE CHARITY AND THE JAMBAND!!! They really do have a magic potion here, full of funk and rock, peace and love.”
From XM KIDS RADIO:
"Like Phish for kids."
Rock Your Socks Off is the third offspring of San Francisco's most hip-happy family music group, Charity and the JAMband. It's a jamboree of dance-happy tunes meant for the whole family to share. "Our music celebrates the joy of childhood and family life," explains Charity Kahn, band leader, songwriter, lead vocalist and keyboard player with the JAMband. Kahn, a mathematician, musician and mother of two young children, has published a book on the connections between math and music. Her music-activity Jamboodas classes in San Francisco are popular with parents, caregivers and kids. Kahn strives to spread joy, connection and family fun through song, dance and silliness. She's been rocking the kids ever since she became a mom.
Check out Charity and the JAMband's other releases, also available here on CD Baby: Peanut Butter and JAM, The Birthday Suite, and Music for Movement with Children.