The CD Kids LOVE ... that their parents love too! It's the companion album to the Parents Choice Gold Award winning album, Kid Pan Alley Nashville.
WHY? Because it's folk, rock, country, pop, hip-hop, classical, and punk...it's funny, moving, goofy, gross, and completely enchanting!
Tidal Wave of Song was recorded by over 30 professional musicians with a little help from the kids who wrote the songs! Songwriter Paul Reisler of Trapezoid got together with over 600 elementary school kids in rural Rappahannock County, Virginia, and wrote 50 songs.
The 19 best and wackiest, recorded by Rappahannock's world-class musicians (from the rock band Everything and the punk band Daycare Swindlers to 15-year-old vocalist Carsie to Hall of Fame Marine Corps Band Director John Bourgeoise and the children of conductor Lorin Maazel) made it to the CD.
There are songs for Halloween, Valentine's Day, Christmas and Hannukah. You can hear the magic and freshness of the kids' creativity on every track.
All proceeds go to music education programs in Rappahannock County, Virginia.
"...A veritable tsunami of homegrown music ... wide-ranging, surprising and fun. I love it!"
"The album's nineteen cuts are a marvel of perfectly executed and diverse styles, both in terms of the songwriting and the song performance....a model for community, for children's pride and self-awareness, and for doing good in these days of seeing the bad."
--Gerald Ochs, Rappahannock News
ESPECIALLY POPULAR WITH KIDS 6 to 14 -- and adults who are tired of yelling "Turn that music down!"