A new CD for young listeners
by Rachel Nelson
Getting instructions in the studio
I'm Awesome! is a blend of songs and stories especially good for kids ages 5-10. With enough repetition and catchy tune to grab the ears of ages 5 and up, this CD will delight kids of any age. Rachel Nelson and friends mix acoustic stringband instruments like fiddle, banjo, washtub bass, and guitar with mandolin, stand-up bass and frame drums to keep the musical combos changing.
Laying down tracks in the studio
“I wanted to carry the energy of fun, hope, and possibility in my first children’s CD,” says Nelson. “That intention really influenced my choice of songs and stories.”
Getting ready to record
In I'm Awesome! Nelson combines her original songs and stories with a few old favorites like “I’m My Own Grandma” and “The Cat Came Back.” Nelson weaves music into stories as she would in a live performance.
With enough repetition and catchy tunes to grab younger ears, the I'm Awesome! CD will delight kids of any age. The CD includes many different sound combinations for young ears: a capella singing, old-time fiddle/banjo sounds, and bluesy swing numbers.
Doug, Molly, Katie, Shannon, Nicole, Meredith, Josh, Katie, and Kelsey
Contents (with links to song lyrics)
4. Shaggy Dog Tale (story)
5. Laughing Boy (story)
6. Beauty Walks
7. Walkin' Boss
10. Tall Tale
11. Julia and Luna (story)
12. Julia Butterfly
13. Whoa Back
08/28/2012 Copyright BardLive Music 2012