This is music for kids with a rock 'n' roll heart. Brady Rymer's multi-award winning "I Found It!" is a hip descendant of the happy, sing-along spirit of Motown, the party atmosphere of the E Street Band and Bruce Springsteen, and the warmth and heart of Bob Marley. Says Rymer, formerly of the RCA roots rock band From Good Homes, "I wanted this CD to be a soulful, funky, feel-good party for kids and their raised-on-radio parents, to show folks just how much fun they can have listening to good, happy music with people they love!" The songs encourage children to creatively explore new and familiar aspects of the world around them, and celebrate small but momentous achievements in a child's world. The infectious "Drawing on the Sidewalk" invites kids to show the world all that's in their hearts by using their imagination; "I Found It!" turns the loss of a loved toy into a celebration of finding it; "Bathtub Soup" creates a deliciously silly meal from the stuff children bring to bathtime. "I Found It!" has been honored with a Parents' Choice 2004 Recommended Award, a NAPPA (National Parenting Publications Association) 2004 Honors Award, a Publishers Weekly 2004 "Listen Up!" Award, and an iParenting Media "Hot Product 2004" Award.
"Rymer rocks out with an infectious sense of delight on his third collection for kids. In the tradition of experienced rock/pop musicians taking a new direction into children's music (usually inspired by parenthood), Rymer doesn't disappoint older fans (who may know him from the band From Good Homes) or new aficionados. His guitar-driven blend of alt-folk and rock has a light mood and sophistication that in a surprising way makes a perfect complement to lyrics like "I'm a little raindrop/falling down, down, down... and I sound like this/dibble dibble dibble dibble dibble dop." The minutiae of kid-dom inspire such dance-inducing numbers as "Bathtub Soup" and "Drawing on the Sidewalk." All in all, an excellent crossover selection for toe-tapping with the whole family. Children's book fans will recognize CD sleeve art by Dan Yaccarino. All Ages. - PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY LISTEN UP! AWARD, STARRED REVIEW, November 2004
"A down-home downright delectable collection of rock 'n' roll songs!"-John Wood, NAPPA 2004
"Brady Rymer has a delightful touch with lyrics, creating songs filled with heart and gentle fun."--Lynne Heffley, PARENTS' CHOICE FOUNDATION
"Rymer captures the exuberance of little kids... you'll find the perfect tune to accompany any activity, from cleaning up, getting ready for bed, or just hanging out." - PARENTING MAGAZINE, October 2003
"Thank goodness for loving parents that express themselves through music or we wouldn't have such fun songs to share!"-John Wood, NAPPA 2003
"ROCKIN' RYMER: Kid pop that a parent can stand is hard to come by. Hats off, then, to Brady Rymer. These are songs that will stick in your head without driving you insane."-URBANBABY DAILY
"Youth music stops kidding around! Kids are ready to rock. Supersweet musicians like Raffi used to dominate the market, but a new generation of performers is bringing a more sophisticated, rock-tinged style to the genre. Brady Rymer came to the kiddie arena after 13 years as the bassist for the popular jam band From Good Homes."-NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 2004
As a member of From Good Homes, Brady Rymer wrote, recorded, and performed with the group for 13 years, releasing a number of albums, including three on RCA records, 'Open Up The Sky,' 'From Good Homes,' and 'Live at Waterloo,' and sharing the stage with Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews Band, Joan Osborne, Hootie and the Blowfish, and Bob Weir's Rat Dog. In 1998 From Good Homes received an achievement award from Billboard Magazine and Irving Plaza for the most consecutive sold-out performances ever at this respected New York City venue. Brady slipped into writing children's songs in a family sort of way after the birth of his first child, Gus. Rocking the baby to sleep was Dad's job, and soothing Gus with music just came naturally. Almost effortlessly, Brady's first children's recording, the iParenting Award winning 'Good Morning, Gus' was born. An animated video of the song "You Gotta Eat Your Fruits" from this record was commissioned by the Children's Book-of-the-Month Club and included on a Richard Scarry videotape; "You Gotta Eat Your Fruits" was also an honorable mention in the 2000 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. His NAPPA Gold and iParenting Media Award-winning 'Look at My Belly' evolved in a similar way as Brady's children grew, incorporating a mix of folk, country, rock, pop, and the blues into songs celebrating a toddler's world.
As Brady's kids grew up, his songs grew up with them. His new album 'I Found It!' began to emerge when his children, Gus and Daisy broke into his collection of classic rock LPs, coming up with questions like, "Daddy, does this one rock? Is this one jammin'?" While the kids played their favorites over and over, Brady was at work on his own songs. So it's no wonder those rockin', jammin' sounds the kids love bring a bracing edge to the new CD. Driven by the beat, accented by precision back-up singers you can almost see swaying, the songs on 'I FOUND IT!' are a delight to parents who share Rymer's personal hit parade - and that's everyone who, like Brady himself, was raised on radio.