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Randy's new not-JUST-for-kids CD, JAM ON RYE, will be officially released on June 1st! Advance copies should be available at all of his upcoming shows. The CD includes a calypso ode (to a shower door), a cover of a Dan Bern song, a few trademark Kaplan fast-talking rap-bluegrass barnburners, a song about being bald (and all the haircuts Randy can only dream of having), a lullaby, a song from The Music Man sung by Randy's wife, and much more!
"Roots rocker Randy Kaplan is one of those happy-they-exist people you can't quite tell is playing kids' music. And yet he is."
-NEW YORK MAGAZINE
“He doesn’t dumb it down for the kids....He just expects them to come along for the ride. And they do.”
-TIME OUT NEW YORK KIDS
Upcoming Family Shows:
4/22 - Los Angeles, CA
4/25 - Centereach, NY
4/26 - Philadelphia, PA
4/29 - Washington, DC
5/3 - Sag Harbor, NY
5/4 - New York, NY
5/10 - Santa Monica, CA
5/17 - Silverlake, CA
6/1 - Santa Monica, CA
6/24 - Bloomfield, MI
6/25 - Berkley, MI
6/26 - Franklin, MI
7/9 - Farmington Hills, MI
7/15 - Birmingham, MI
7/25 - Boothbay Harbor, ME
8/24 - Topanga, CA
Click HERE for the full concert schedule.
Order NAPPA Gold Award winning Country Blues & Ragtime CD for Kids, Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie, HERE.
"What's old is new again with Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie. This is offbeat, smart and funny, funny, funny!"
-Mindy Thomas, Sirius-XM Radio
"Take your kids on a time warp with this collection of blues and ragtime numbers from the early 20th century."
-People ("Top Ten Cool Kids' Albums")
MORE PRAISE FOR RANDY’S NOT-JUST-FOR-KIDS MUSIC:
"Singer/storyteller Randy Kaplan crafts a brassy, old-timey collection....
(Loquat Rooftop) showcases Kaplan's bluesy storytelling."
-NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO (NPR - Top 10 Children's CDs of 2008)
“One of the most exciting newcomers to kids’ music since Dan Zanes.”
"Randy Kaplan hits the mark with his first release for kids....We love (it)."
-NEW YORK MAGAZINE
"Kaplan's tunes are humorous yet sincere with characters who dance happily in your imagination. He is the John Prine of the children's music scene."
-OUT WITH THE KIDS
"Kaplan's original songs...are as imaginative and rambling as a preschooler, and musically brilliant."
-THE LOVELY MRS. DAVIS
"Kaplan is a national treasure who brings a sly wink to the art of kid’s music."
-THE BROOKLYN PAPER
"Kaplan carries his eclectic interests in roots rock, folk, blues, standards, and theater onto this CD....(He) is a musician bravely taking kids to a textured world of music history and contemporary inventiveness."
-FAMILY MAN ONLINE
For more reviews go to PRESS.
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