FAME Review: Maria Muldaur - Barnyard Dance: Jug Band Music For Kids
Maria Muldaur - Barnyard Dance: Jug Band Music For Kids

Barnyard Dance:
Jug Band Music For Kids

Maria Muldaur

Available from Music for Little People.

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Mike Jurkovic

If there's a more passionate purveyor of American musical tradition than Muldaur please do me a favor and send me their names. And since I'm on a retirement income, feel free to send along some cds while you're at it.

Though this is her fifth disc for kids, parents and any and all adults within hearing radius will be hummin', strummin', kazooin', and kickin' up their heels when they hear this swinging, breathing collection. Muldaur's beautiful gift of bringing the past alive is what has kept her front and center of American roots music, and Barnyard Dance doesn't dim her spotlight one watt.

Surrounded by emphatic musicians as in love with these free rolling shenanigans as she, jugger/guitarist Kit Stovepipe, fiddler Suzy Thompson, and plenty of cans, bells, whistles, kazoos, bones, washboards, pots, pans, 'n whatnot by Lucas Hicks, Devin Champlin, Joe Crockett, and Jim Rothermel make these crazy tunes—I Love To Ride My Camel, Mama Don't Allow No Jug Band Music 'Round Here, and Under The Chicken Tree will have all ages dancin' 'round the barn.

Track List:

  • I Love To Ride My Camel
  • Mama Don"t Allow No Jug Band Music "Round Here
  • Barnyard Dance
  • Don"t Let It Bother You
  • Throw It Out The Window
  • Singin" In The Bathtub
  • All By Myself
  • Under The Chicken Tree
  • Everyone Eats When They Come To My House
  • Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor
  • Circus Song
  • Relax Your Mind
Produced by: Leib Ostrow

Edited by: David N. Pyles


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