Just Kiddin'

Just Kiddin'

These days it’s hard to find the time to research the latest children’s music. John Wood and Dan Crow are here to introduce you to some of the best children’s musicians in the world! Listen to these entertaining musical interviews and be sure to comment.

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December 17, 2021 63 min

John and Dan get to re-visit their brother from another mother, the legendary folk singer/songwriter and pioneer children’s artist, Peter Alsop. He talks about his most recent project, CAMPING WITH DADS. This inventive album is filled with stories and songs that “raise our sons’ awareness of the need to respect our daughters and ourselves!” The wonderful CD is Peter’s 11th for kids and families, if you don’t count “Silly Songs and ...

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In this episode we hear from Lucky Diaz and Alisha Gaddis. The dynamic husband and wife duo talk with John and Dan about their 2020 Latin Grammy nominated lullaby album, Paseo Lunar.

 

And, although this interview was recorded a little while ago, Kidz Music is delighted to share the news that Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band were recently nominated for a 2021 Grammy Award for their latest album, Crayon Kids!

 

These two are true Kind...

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November 17, 2021 56 min

In the pantheon of family (Kindie) music, Justin Roberts is on the mountain top. He is a four-time Grammy nominee and tours Nationally with his band, The Not Ready for Naptime Players. John and Dan exchange laughs and creative chops with this remarkable performer and songwriter as they discuss the making of his recent Grammy nominated CD, WILD LIFE. It deals with the joys of parenthood accompanied by the beautiful sounds of piano, ...

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November 8, 2021 49 min

This episode of Just Kiddin’ features Randy and Dave versus John and Dan in a main event on songwriting as they discuss their fourth and newest album “Giggle and Burp Ballet!”


Randy (Sharp) is a Grammy winning songwriter whose songs have been #1 hits for Reba McEntire, Emmy Lou Harris, Clay Walker, Dolly Parton and more. Dave (Kinnoin) has eight award winning children’s recordings of his own and has composed dozens of songs for the...

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October 22, 2021 49 min

CHILD magazine calls her energy and enthusiasm “contagious” and named Dana as one of the “Top Five Kids’ Singers You Should Know.” Over the past twenty years, children across America have been singing, stomping, jumping and cheering as Dana has performed across the nation with her upbeat tunes and bubbly personality. 


John and Dan had such a blast interviewing their friend Dana about her wonderful new album, A PLACE TO CALL HOME! Th...

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October 7, 2021 41 min

Today we have Dennis Scott, a two-time Grammy and Emmy award winning producer and songwriter. His songs have been recorded by artists ranging from Ray Charles to Alison Krauss to The Muppets! John and Dan get to talk to him about his most recent album, THANK YOU, MISTER ROGERS. He rounded up an amazing assortment of top selling artists for this album, all to honor the music and memories

of Fred Rogers. Welcome to Dennis Scott’s neig...

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September 24, 2021 42 min

Roger Day is a Kindie Music Star! He’s recorded nine albums for kids and their families and is a four time Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner. INVINCIBLE, the name of his newest album, is also the focus of this fun interview with John and Dan. They get a surprise visit from Roger’s partner Jodie, and you’ll hear some stories of past encounters with musicians you’ll recognize, including Nancy Griffith. This former camp counselor and ...

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October 5, 2015 988 min

We were so honored to spend time interviewing a true legend in childhood education, Hap Palmer, a pioneer of music and movement and all his basic skills recordings for the Educational Activities label. Every early childhood and kindergarten teacher in America has used his music and his series of videos produced for the BABY SONGS company. An icon, indeed!

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July 6, 2015 23 min

Billboard Magazine describes Reggie Kelland as “one of the seminal figures in the kids’ business.” She is former Director of Children’s Marketing for A&M and Rounder Records and currently operates and talks with John and Dan about her successful consulting firm, To Market Kids. A true force in this music we love and a dear friend! 

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April 6, 2015 272 min

Yes, we lazily interviewed each other. However, we were surprised to discover we were extremely bright, wise, insightful, derivative and needy. https://kidzmusic.com/

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October 6, 2014 23 min

Yes, we lazily interviewed each other. However, we were surprised to discover we were extremely bright, wise, insightful, derivative and needy.

https://kidzmusic.com/

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July 7, 2014 29 min

Yes, Peter, is one our recurring and favorite interviews. We love talking to with him about his new music and our long-time friendship. He discusses the family performing series that he produces at the famous, Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga Canyon, California which has featured the likes of John Wood and Dan Crow. 

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August 6, 2012 24 min

Debi is one of the most in-demand voice artists in the world. She voices, among many animated characters, Jimmy Neutron, Coco Bandicoot and Jay the Jetplane. We get to talk about her children’s recording, VERY DERRYBERRY. She even signed a Draculaura (from MONSTER HOUSE) photo for my niece, which blew her away! 

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April 5, 2010 261 min

We caught up with Jonathan at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles to talk about his America Heroes series of albums, the most recent of which was nominated for a Grammy. A true road warrior with over 6,000 family performance to his credit. He is also a multi-award winning filmmaker and truly genuine soul! 

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May 5, 2008 14 min

This brilliant Storyteller is one of The Emerald Isle’s National Treasures! He is a native of Ireland and talks about his World-wide travels to such exotic places such as Australia, Iran, Germany, India and every corner of the Earth. Audiences love him! He is a rambling man who is one of the greatest “Tale Spinners” around! There is a bit of leprechaun mischievousness in him too!

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A founding member of the legendary performing trio, PARACHUTE EXPRESS, Stephen talks about his multiple solo projects and his International tours. He is a superstar in Asia for example. One cool Dude! 

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December 3, 2007 17 min

Dave is a prodigious songwriter for Disney and Sesame Street and has created many multi-award winning recordings for kids and families. He discusses his songwriting process and exciting upcoming projects. He also makes the best chocolate chip cookie!

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November 5, 2007 255 min

Joanie is among the top selling recording artists in the children’s music biz! Her Magic Series Albums have sold millions of copies and she has toured internationally. We talk with her about her career and her recent retirement and new life in Auckland, New Zealand. This lady can sing jazz with the best of ‘um! 

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