(Eric's second Parents' Choice Award)
Welcome to one wonderfully wacky farm! Cows climb trees, chickens lay scrambled eggs, and barn cats play electric guitar on a musical adventure the entire family will love. You'll find action songs, quieter songs, and story telling songs - all of it intelligent and fun. Here are a few quotes...
"Singer, guitarist and keyboard artist Eric Ode, a passel of rockin' musicians and an exuberant chorus of kids take listeners on a playful jaunt to the farm where they encounter a somersaulting goat, a scruffy barn cat and Grandpa's creaky old truck ("Ooom, chugga, chugga, pop!") Along with the fun, Ode celebrates the wonder of growing things and new life."
- Parents' Choice Foundation, 2003
"Eric Ode keeps the tempo up and the beat bouncing in this collection of 12 farmyard songs. The backup instruments create a lively, jivey mood that matches Ode's energetic silliness."
- Booklist, 2004
"...12 jaunty tunes sung by Eric Ode. Instruments such as the banjo, fiddle, and electric guitar combined with clever lyrics bring energy and excitement to the songs performed in a variety of musical styles. Many of them beg for audience participation, such as "Two Hands,"...or the title song, where children will eagerly sing along with all of the sounds made by grandpa's truck. This entertaining collection would be fun to share with youngsters in a group setting."
- School Library Journal, 2004
Take a moment to listen to the song snippits. You'll recognize that this album plays out as a story - almost like listening to old time radio, but with 12 cleverly written and well produced songs interspersed.
No need to "accidentally" leave this CD at home, parents. You will want it waiting in the mini-van, even when it's asked for again, and again, and...
(lyrics included on liner notes)
Check out the artist's website:
1. Welcome to the Farm
2. Two Hands
3. Oh My!
4. A Corner of a Cloud
5. Barn Cat
6. Banjo Jamboree
7. One Step, One Mile
8. Grandpa's Truck
9. Get Back, Farmer Mac
10. There's More to a Seed
11. Libby Lou's Pumpkin
12. Love Grows One by One