Robbie Schaefer’s SONGS FOR KIDS LIKE US is the first collection of music for kids and families by the singer/songwriter of the critically acclaimed folk-pop band Eddie From Ohio.
With 9 albums and 120,000 independent record sales under their belt, Eddie From Ohio earned the plaudit “the greatest band you’ve never heard of” by US Airways’ Attache magazine. Now, with the release of SONGS FOR KIDS LIKE US, Schaefer presents what easily could be tagged “the best CD your kids haven’t heard of—yet.”
Never straying far from his folk-pop roots, Schaefer presents a memorable 12-song collection of catchy, clever, and slightly cheeky tunes that take the listener on a romp through musical styles and colorful arrangements that appeal to both kids and kids at heart.
Among the original tracks are the tales of a little brother who won’t eat anything, a fish in a tub who eats everything, an accident-prone professor, and an affable cowboy who can only speak backward. (His name, of course: Bob.) Traditional tunes such as “There Ain’t No Bugs on Me” and “There’s A Hole in The Bucket” receive imaginative treatments to round out the track list.
Guest spots from keyboardist Jon Carroll (Mary-Chapin Carpenter; Starland Vocal Band), trumpeter John Abbracciamento, bassist Matt Grason and EFO bandmates Eddie Hartness and Michael Clem add to the fun. Noted kids’ illustrator Jack Desrocher contributes the whimsical character illustrations to the CD packaging.