My daughter absolutely loves anything having to do with music and frankly so do I. I especially love a CD that is fun for the whole family and I don’t have to sit and listen to her Elmo CD’s a million times in a row! I fell in love with Billy Kelly’s The Family Garden CD, it is so silly and fun!
Leah loved to dance around and sing to all of the silly songs. This is such a wonderful CD for the whole family!
“Join Billy Kelly and his ever faithful Blahblahblahs on an eclectic musical journey from the sunny shores of Rock-topia to the distant mountains of Ragtime-istan and beyond to the gleaming towers of Folk-opolis. Recorded live in the studio, with minimal overdubs, The Family Garden features 10 new original songs, 4 tracks of random in-studio shenanigans, 2 cover songs (Rock Lobster, anyone?) and 1 duet with Molly Ledford from the band Lunch Money. It’s a musical party and the whole family is invited!” (The Billy Kelly Show website)
What I really loved about this CD is I could actually listen to this a lot and not get sick of it! Some of my favorite songs was the Cover song by B-52’s Rock Lobster and also the silly song “The Invention of the Straw” which will get giggles from everyone! This is such a great, fun children’s music CD that everyone will be up on their feet!
I really like that Billy Kelly started writing songs for his family and it has progressed from there! The Family Garden CD is Kelly’s 3rd cd and is so much fun. I love that on his website you can become a member of the Happy Club and even print out a certificate!
“The Family Garden leaps spryly from country to ragtime to rock. The music is peppy and fun, featuring songs for all age groups, from the interactive “I’m Thinking of an Animal” for the preschool set to a tune for older kids titled “It’s Close Enough,” which pays tribute to all things ALMOST perfect. Parents will dig Billy’s cover of the B-52s’ classic “Rock Lobster” — high-spirited rock and roll played with wild abandon. Molly Ledford from the band Lunch Money co-wrote and joins Billy in singing the sweetly sincere “We Could Be Pen Pals.” There’s even a patriotic country song written for Billy’s dad. “That Old American Flag” is based on the true story of a father-and-son project, erecting a 25-foot flagpole outside Billy’s childhood home. Other highlights include “Coney Island Washboard (a ragtime tune dating back to the 1920s), “It’s a Wonderful Life” (a tribute to Billy’s favorite movie), and the album’s title track, an ode to the joys of digging in the dirt with the whole family. Particularly noteworthy is “The Invention of the Straw,” which Billy describes as “a real up-tempo number, chronicling the amazing, albeit factually inaccurate, story of the invention of the drinking straw. This is a truly strange song, even for me. It’s loaded with completely false information from beginning to end. This song asserts, among other things, that Nancy Reagan was Queen of England in 1997. Also, it has a good beat and you can dance to it.” (Billy Kelly website)
This is a great CD for dancing around the house and perfect for road trips!
The Family Garden children’s CD can be purchased at www.thebillykellyshow.com.