These 18 tracks (16 self-penned by Ken Lonnquist) pertain to his his favorite of all holidays. Aside from covering the traditional "Dem Bones" and "Vampire Blues" --- written for a Halloween broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion by Garrison Keillor & Pat Donhue --- Ken draws songs from all facets and phases of his long songwriting career.... environmental messages, topical humor, folk music, kids music, musical-theater and more.. Lonnquist's songs range from the bayou-football-zombie Brett Favre spoof "Brett Comes Back" to the eco-issue topical humor of "Night Of The Invasive Plants". Kids of all ages will enjoy the collection --- the songs with adult-level concepts are accessible and enjoyable to kids musically, and the kid-oriented songs are musically enjoyable for any adult. Fans of Ken Lonnquist's music won't be disappointed! There's even a live track --- a rendition of "Sci Fi Hi Fi Twist"!
Ken is joined by his pals in The Whateverlys (aka, The Kenland Band): Dave Adler (keyboards), Jon Vriesacker (fiddle), Jon Penner (bass), Dough Normington (percussion), plus guest appearances by: Geoff Brady (theramin), Kelly DeHaven, Anne Katz, Andrew Taylor, Leslie Frank-Taylor, Abby Talylor, Sam Taylor (vocals), Doug Brown (guitar), Frank Furillo (harmonica), Mike Accardo (vocals), Tony Castaneda (congas).
The sessions were mixed by Dan Geocaris at Concept Productions in madison, WI.