On this fathers’ day, we are taking a look at some of the dads who have inspired our favorite artists.
Red Grammer, is a Grammy-award winning children’s singer whose music has been heard across the world. But he may be best known for being the father of pop singer Andy Grammer.
Red’s musical career began in 1981 when he joined the renowned folk trio, The Limeliters. While he was touring with the group, he and his wife Kathy started writing songs for their two young children.
Finding his true calling, Red quickly became one of the most recognizable voices in children’s music. He released “Teaching Peace,” which was named “One of the top five children’s recordings of all time,” by The All Music Guide.
Red’s music has been nominated for countless awards and has been used by teachers all over the world who communicate the themes of love, diversity, and caring to their students.
But Red’s true pride and joy may be his pop-star son Andy.
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Andy explained how he got his start in the music business.
"I saw my Dad doing it and thought to myself, 'I can do that.' I would be backstage watching him and running around the country with him singing to children. He had a real knack for finding a virtue and then writing a really silly song from it and kids would get what the virtue was from that.”
We would love to see Andy crank out one of his dad’s tunes at an upcoming concert. Who knows, he is back in his home state of California for two shows this week. Maybe we can get a sample of “Teaching Peace," something we could all use a little more.