April 13, 2012
Children's Music Done Right
Sandra McCracken and friends create a kids' album that's the epitome of excellence
My sons are now almost 21 and 19, so it's been a while since I've been in the market for children's music. But I've just listened to a new kids' album that's done with such style and excellence that I'd recommend it for music fans of any age. But by all means, if there are little ones in your circle, you'll definitely want this one for them.Rain for Roots, and the album, releasing May 15, is called Big Stories for Little Ones. The musicians -- Sandra McCracken, Flo Paris, Katy Bowser, and Ellie Holcomb -- are calling it "a collection of 10 new folk songs about classic Bible stories for young children," but they also add that the album is "for children and their grown-ups." Indeed. All lyrics are based on the poems of Sally-Lloyd Jones (author of The Jesus Storybook Bible.
Can't wait to hear it? Then check out the four-song preview sampler at NoiseTrade.