End-of-Summer Family Music Roundup and Giveaway

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WINNER: Congratulations to michele!

September brings back to school, autumn leaves, cooler days and great new family music! Four new CDs releasing this month will be great additions to your family’s collection:

1) Heidi Swedberg – My Cup of Tea

Over the past few years, Heidi Swedberg, perhaps best known as the actress who played Susan on “Seinfeld,” has built a national reputation for her retro ukulele-inflected, highly interactive approach to family music-making. Drawing from “a crazy diverse bunch of songs” that she loves to perform onstage and with her music classes, My Cup of Tea swings from classic family fare like “The Owl and the Pussycat” and “Comin’ Round the Mountain” and a Latin lullaby, “Duermeté;” to the Civil War song “Johnny Martin;” and a Haitian Creole tune, “Wi Wa.”

2) Mr. Palindrome – Smiley Face Sticker

Australian singer, songwriter, and Dad, Mr. Palindrome, aka Natan Kuchar, releases his first album of super catchy and silly songs called Smiley Face Sticker. But hsi songs ate not just silly, Mr. Palindrome wants to help kids get comfortable with words—really, really big words. Along with some starting-point palindromes, Mr. Palindrome introduces concepts like “alliteration,” “anagrams” and “onomatopoeia.” Sing along and learn how to sing the “Backwards Alphabet,” and a whole gaggle of “Tongue Twisters.”

3) Lloyd Miller – S.S. Brooklyn 

Lloyd H.Miller, aka Ulysses S. Dee of the Brooklyn-based family band The Deedle Deedle Dees, which has won national awards and acclaim for a distinctive brand of all-ages historical rock music, releases his first solo album of sing-a-long songs on September 24. Five or six times a week, hundreds of people sing along with Miller in various spaces in Brooklyn, and he takes those sing-a-longs on his new album. S.S. Brooklyn features some of the most requested songs. Check out three of the songs on the 15 track album here.

4) Trout Fishing in America – Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers

The Grammy nominated, nationally touring act Trout Fishing in America is back with their wittiest collection of original story-songs yet. Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers features tongue twisters, mind-benders, spooky situations and instantly identifiable slices of a kid’s life.


One lucky Barista Kids reader will win this 4 pack of great new family music CDs! To enter, tell us who you’re most excited to listen to in comments.

Contest starts Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 10 am EST and ends Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 12 pm EST. One person who leaves a comment by September 8, 2013 at 12 pm EST will be chosen at random to receive the 4-CD pack.

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  1. They all sound great, but I think Trout Fishing in America’s Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers will appeal most to my both my baby and my son.

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