DREAMS, DRUMS, & GREEN THUMBS
a CD of music for children
by Bonnie Lockhart
Sing-alongs, story songs, lullabies, rounds and singing games – this collection of Bonnie’s originals and favorite folk traditionals invites participation, contemplation, and celebration. With rich vocal harmonies and accompaniments from Appalachian fiddle to Caribbean steel drum, these songs inspire children of all ages – and their families and teachers – to join in the fun of this handmade, heartfelt music.
You can dance to the samba of percussionist Jackeline Rago on “My Friend the Drum”; roar, stomp, and get a little wiser with the Jerry Lee Lewis-inspired piano riffs of “When I Feel Mad”, harvest corn in three quarter time with the traditional Mexican “La Bella Hortelana,” and close your eyes to Robin Flower’s delicate mandolin accompaniment of the bedtime story-song, A Boy and a Bear.
The instrumentation of these songs is as exquisite as it is eclectic, and, in addition to Bonnie on vocals, piano, and guitar includes:
Andy Narell on steel drums;
Lichi Fuentes on guitar and vocals;
Jackeline Rago on percussion;
Robin Flower on violin, mandolin, & guitar;
Al Guzman on vibes;
Ben Goldberg on clarinet;
Donna Viscuso on flute, sax, & harmonica;
Gerry Tenney on banjo;
Jami Sieber on cello;
Jan Martinelli on bass;
And a children’s chorus.