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Snow Day! is not a holiday album, and it's not a 'wintertime' album... Snow Day! is just the next great CD of super huge kids' music by Eric Herman and the Invisible Band. The album embodies the thrill and fun of anything that is an unexpected break from the normal routine, much like the snow days Eric grew up with in Buffalo, NY.
Eric Herman now lives in the Northwest and performs cool tunes for kids in creatively entertaining shows around the country. Eric's music has been heard on PBS Kids and his second CD, Monkey Business, was called "one of the best kids records ever" by Victory Music magazine. John Wood of
Kidzmusic.com called Monkey Business "inspired, clever and nicely-produced" and The Buffalo News calls Eric "an all-around entertainer" with "the genuineness of John Lennon and Randy Newman."
Snow Day! picks up where Monkey Business left off with 12 amazing tracks of upbeat and fun songs, including the disco-rock cooker "Dance Like an Animal", the surf anthem "I Can't Wait for Summer", the reggae howler "Hot Sand", and "Cowboy Bergaleoukaleopaleous", a country fried tale about the most unsung hero of the Old West. Snow Day! also has two bonafide toe-tappers in "No Big Deal" and "When I Grow Up", as well as a unique and compelling version of "This Little Light of Mine", which is a duet between Eric and inspirational vocal powerhouse Jen Marco Handy.
Throughout Snow Day!, Eric demonstrates why he is becoming one of the top artists in the genre, with his tremendous sense of humor, his remarkable vocal and guitar ability and his talent for writing and arranging sophisticated but also very accessible songs that kids and families really love and want to hear again and again.
As he did on his first two albums, Eric again teamed up with popular funny poetry author Kenn Nesbitt for the words on four of the Snow Day! songs. Eric also co-wrote the song "My Lucky Day" with award-winning children's music performer Eric Ode. Snow Day! also features notable guest appearances by Branson mainstays The Hughes Brothers and the acclaimed singer/songwriter duo Border Crossing on "Cowboy
Bergaleoukaleopaleous". Folk-rock troubadour Vince Martino plays some sweet harmonica on "This Little Light", and Eric's wife Roseann joins him for the hilariously "Batman"-esque "Steve the Superhero".
The full version of "Dance Like an Animal" is currently available on Eric's website for your listening and animal dancing pleasure.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Melody Ring
2. Dance Like an Animal
3. I Can't Wait for Summer
4. Cowboy Bergaleoukaleopaleous
5. Snow Day
6. No Big Deal
7. Hot Sand
8. When I Grow Up
9. Steve the Superhero
10. Lucky Day
11. Hide and Go Seek with the Moon
12. This Little Light of Mine