Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Kindie Land-'RAISE A RUCKUS' A NEW CD FROM HULLABALOO





**Summer time is vacation time.   Whether your days are lazy days or crazy days, we have some car--tunes to make your summer days run smoothly, whether you're driving cross country or cross town.   Here are a range of family friendly road trip tunes.   


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'RAISE A RUCKUS'
A NEW CD FROM

HULLABALOO

WITH GRAMMY® WINNERS BUCK HOWDY AND MARCY MARXER
PLUS MOLLY LEDFORD (OF LUNCH MONEY) AND DENNIS CAPLINGER

TOP 10 BEST CHILDREN'S CDs of 2010:  “As good as it gets when it comes to children's music.” 
– Parents Magazine

8 OUT OF 10 STARS: “If Johnny Cash had downed a case of Red Bull, then gone out to perform for an arena full of kids, it might have sounded like this.”
 COOKIE magazine

BEST CHILDREN'S MUSIC of 2011 : “An instant in-car classic.” 

With ten major national awards in their hip pocket and an eight-year track record of glowing critical acclaim, the beloved "free-range, organic" kid-folk duo Hullabaloo has pulled out all the stops for their 10th studio CD, Raise a Ruckus.

Produced by GRAMMY® nominee Tor Hyams,  Raise a Ruckus takes Hullabaloo's down-home, good-times musical ebullience to a new level, with guest artists Grammy® winner Buck Howdy, Grammy® winner Marcy MarxerMolly Ledford of Lunch Money, and the extraordinary multi-instrumentalist Dennis Caplinger — whose credits include Eric Clapton, JJ Cale, Vince Gill, Ray Price, Rita Coolidge, and Nickel Creek, among many others — bringing their considerable talents to a kick-up-your-heels party with the duo that's been described as a blend of Johnny Cash, Woody Guthrie, and Mr. Rogers.

Hullabaloo has made a career out of creating tickle-your-funnybone, laugh-out-loud humor that saturates every song and qualifies them as direct heirs to the likes of Homer & Jethro and the Hoosier Hot-Shots.  The clever quality of Hullabaloo's narrations sets the story of each song in a halo of brainy sophistication, while their knockout musicianship and vocal clarity deliver the entire production with a sense of effortless grace.  Steve Denyes and Brendan Kremer can safely challenge any parent or child to listen to them cut loose on a goofy, palindrome-filled gem like "Dad Upside Down" without cracking a smile.  That kind of infectious humor permeates every track of Raise a Ruckus.

The album's title song — in the old days, a real "get down and boogie" staple on Louisiana Hayride and The Grand Ole Opry — has been given new, kid-friendly lyrics and up-to-date energy, while other songs, like "Trash is My Treasure" (the triumphant anthem of a food-recycling seagull) have a more contemporary slant.   One of the most evocatively colorful songs on Raise a Ruckus, "Favorite Day," calls upon Molly Ledford to combine her vocal and xylophone talents with those of Dennis Caplinger on ukulele and dobro, along with the great sound of Gunnar Biggs' slap bass. Buck Howdy really shines on a "Song About Nothing," which proves that if a song has a great shape and energy, syntax takes a back seat.

Steve Denyes and Brendan Kremer met in kindergarten and have been friends ever since.  They started playing music together in the 5th grade band, where they vigorously showed off their developing talents on "Old MacDonald" and "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."  Little did they know that, decades later, these songs would still be among their biggest hits!   Steve grew up to be an elementary school music teacher, folksinger, and songwriter, while Brendan became a rock 'n' roll drummer.  Hullabaloo officially began when Steve and Brendan teamed up to play a few songs at Brendan's twin daughters' first birthday party.  Fast-forward eight years to find that Hullabaloo has performed more than 1,500 shows throughout the country at venues ranging from birthday parties to fancy concert halls.  Along the way they've released nine award-winning albums (at last count, with more than 20,000 sold) and developed a loyal following nationwide.


 
CD Details: RAISE A RUCKUSFor all ages, and especially suited to kids up to age 6
Release date:  September 4, 2012.
Label: Hullabaloo Music
SRP: $12.00
Run time: 32 minutes


HULLABALOO LATE SUMMER/FALL 2012 CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS

September 9 Theatricum Botanicum Los Angeles, CA

September 22 Second Annual Hullabaloo Family Arts Festival San Diego, CA

October 12 & 13 Austin City Limits Festival (Austin Kiddie Limits) Austin, TX

October 28 JAMband Family Festival San Francisco, CA




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