Kindie Rock Stars

Kindie Rock Stars

Podcast dedicated to authors, singers and musicians dedicated to making family friendly multi-media entertainment. Most podcasts will be devoted to the story of a specific song, with other episodes a larger deep dive into an artists work.

Episodes

April 18, 2024 18 mins

Kim Noller joins the show to talk about her debut children's album "Watch Me Grow" and how her teaching job rekindled a passion for writing songs and launching this new phase of her career.  She features 2 songs from the album and shares their stories and how the videos were put together.  Songs featured on this episode include:: 

1 - My Sunshine
2 - Watch Me Grow

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Cory McAtee returns to the show with an awesome new song, a total ear worm called "Rock With Me"!  She shares the story behind that song and as a bonus, we re-visit the song that propelled her into the kind music scene.  I've also had the honor of working with Cory on 2 songs for my Kindies Do the 80's album series, ones that have her primed as an honorary member of Bananarama!  We also feature those songs as a ...

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Our good friend Van Sereno returns to the show to talk about his new album "Fables" and how famous fables from the past inspired his unique style of song storytelling for this album .  We cover the importance we both put into making music videos and how he has used that extensively for this new album and his last one.  He shares some songs and song stories with us.   Songs featured in this episode include: 

1 - ...

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Grammy Nominated duo Andrew & Polly join the show to talk about a wide variety of fun, musical topics!  An amazing story about how their first few songs caught on is followed by a discussion of their podcast called Ear Snacks.  After that, we talk about their Grammy nominated album featured here on the show called "Ahhhhh!", their Grammy award experience and share a few songs and song stories from the album.  Songs fe...

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Children's Musician and accomplished Voice Actress Debi Derryberry joins the show and tells us about her amazing career doing VoiceOver work in some of the most highly recognized cartoons as well as how she started making music for children and families. Her new album, Gotta Go Green is featured and she shares the stories behind some of the great songs on the album.  Songs featured on this show include: 

1 - Carbon F...

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Riley Max, daughter of our very own Doctor Noize (Cory Cullinan), joins the show from Harvard U to talk about her debut album ROYGBIV and the creative influences of growing up with a musical dad (who also joins the show!).  Riley shines on this album and she features 4 songs from the album, with a great story behind each one.  Songs featured include: 

1 - Blue
2 - Yellow
3 - Red
4 - Violet

YouTube Epi...

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Find out why Mr Jeff is Fun!  Jeff Klemm joins the show to talk about how his journey through his musical life led him to the super fun artist we all know as Mr Jeff.   He talks about his newest album Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful and shares some great songs and song stories with us.  Songs featured in this episode include: 

1 - Loud in the Library
2 - Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful
3 - Sleepover
4 - Do What Bi...

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Frank Gallo of Rolie Polie Guacamole joins the show on our Season 5 premier to talk about the origins of the band, approach to music and album making, their influences and how one of their biggest fans inadvertently helped them get over 40 Million views on a YouTube video!  This superfan also was a creative force in one of the featured songs.  Songs featured in this episode include: 

From "Diggin' In the Dirt&qu...

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Beth Bayley and her daughter Vivienne, a member of Swiss band Schwiizer Kiddies, join the show to talk about the origins of the group by its founder and song composer Urs Guggisberg.  They share some incredibly fun songs from their album "Let's Go Los" and this episode mirrors a music video feature you can find on YouTube at the link below.  They are joined by Swiss Punk'n'Roll band The Three Sum on "D...

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Artist and Producer Nicole Porter of You and Us returns to the show to talk about her latest album "Calming a Panic" and shares some amazing songs from the album.  Tracks include:

1 - Shake Shake
2 - Earth Candy
3 - Abacabama
4 - Do the Vowel Howl
5 - Stay Wild Moon Child

Find the Album at:
 
Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/album/30zEgQb6CFUTLvgpIwfqQD?si=PylefOWeQAeJ7N3KfaM1...

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Suzanne Jamieson joins the show to talk about her journey into kindie music and to spread some holiday cheer!  She shares some fun Christmas and New Year's Eve songs, including: 

1 - Santa's a Surfer
2 - Christmas Eve
3 - Sequine

Find the Artist at:

Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/artist/35fSQa6lSf7H4znKvQci1V?si=-iEymdKcSMSpHB4wGoPk5g

The Featured songs have been added to...

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Symon Hajjar, creative force behind Hot Toast Music Company, joins the show to feature newest album "All the Feels" and talk about his journey into kindie music.  He also shares the cute inspiration behind the band name.  Songs featured from the album include: 

1 - Made for Feelings
2 - Kindness Rocks
3 - I Want Monster
4 - Peace Rainbow
5 - Please Listen to My Words

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Adam Donmoyer, affectionately known as "DAdam" (Dad + Adam) joins the show to talk about his family band with his wife and 3 sons called Rockaroni and Cheese.  A fascinating career is covered going back to having his early music praised by the legendary Dr Demento, the long and winding 5 year journey to finishing their self-titled album and all of the important contributors along the way.  Adam's son Emmet also joins...

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Live Performance by Strawbitty Yops on the Kindie Rock Stars Podcast, featuring songs from their latest album What Does Love look Like:

Live Songs Featured:
What Does Love Look Like
Let's Get Excited
Level Up

YouTube Video Link:  https://youtu.be/BWvdtOEqdk8

Kindie Rock Stars showcases some of the best children's bands and musicians, with artist stories, song stories, songs and live...

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Emily McKnight, known in the children's music community as Emily Who, joins the show from Sydney, Australia to talk about how the stars aligned for her to start making music for kids.  She also talks about her inspiration for the name Emily Who.  She shares 5 song stories and songs from the album, including:  

1 - Does a Duck Go Woof
2 - Like an Elephant
3 - Sing-a-long Song
4 - Off We Go
5 - All You H...

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Susie Tallman of Susie Tallman Music joins the show to talk about her new album "Let's All Sing!" and share some amazing stories about her musical journey (working with big name bands in the 90's, being an early part of Interscope Records with Jimmy Iovine and much more).  She shares 5 song stories and songs from the album, including: 

1 - Garden of Sounds
2 - The Crawdad Song (feat Scott K Durbin)...

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October 25, 2023 21 mins

Levity Beet joins us from the beautiful country of New Zealand to talk about his unique inspiration to the world of music and his journey as not only an artist, but as a Producer and even a musical instrument creator!  He shares the story behind the song "The Shivers" and the children's game that inspired it.

See a video by the musical influence referenced in the show (David Hollis) at the YouTube Link below...

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Marisa from Young Folkies returns to the show to talk about her new album "Will You Sing With Me" and shares 5 song stories and songs from the album, including:  

1 - Kindness (It Will Come Back to You) - Featuring Claudia Robin Gunn
2 - Will You Sing With Me (inspired by Raffi)
3 - Far From My Family
4 - Hooray (It's a Very Good Day)
5 - Mother Nature

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Ashley Mills Monaghan returns to the show to talk about a really cool collaboration with Uncle Dox that resulted in a remixed combination of Ashley's song "If I Tell Myself I Can" and Uncle Dox's song "Fish".  The result is a new and fresh version of both.  As an added bonus, we close the show with the 80's cover of "I Think We're Alone Now" featuring Ashley, Dox and your humble hos...

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Julieann Hartley, better known as Miss Julieann, joins the show to share her incredible and inspirational story.  From working with children who have suffered a trauma to her battle with Lyme disease to the birth of her newborn baby, hers is also a major story of strength and resilience.  She tells the story behind her album "Resilient Child" and shares some songs with us, including: 

1 - You Supported Me
2 ...

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