Family Music for Grown-Up TastesKathy O'Connell, of WXPN's Kids Corner, showcases songs from five of her favorite new family music releases. Her picks include releases by Ralph's World, Barenaked Ladies, and Justin Roberts.
This has been an outstanding season for family music. As kids' musical palettes have gotten more sophisticated, musicians have followed suit, with kid-friendly themes addressed in a wide array of musical styles.
Family Music for Grown-Up Tastes
Sun Comes Up
Song: Sun Comes Up
from I'm Growing
An album that moves through several musical genres, with a kid's natural sense of wonder at its core. Madsen, a founder of the a cappella group The Bobs, puts his keen ear for harmonies to good use.
The sweet-voiced kid brother you wish you had creates an imaginative collection of songs about real kids' experiences, with a focus on the whole family. "From Scratch" is about the source of Grandma's cooking.