Not for Kids Only
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there is nothing of concern in this quality collection.
What's the story?
This album sets a high standard for children's music that might be equaled, but never surpassed. Before he died, the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia joined the hugely talented David Grisman, whose "dawg music" combines jazz, bluegrass, and klezmer to create this fabulous collection.
Is it any good?
It's a lively album of foot-tapping harmonies that can inspire three generations of listeners to rock to the beat as Garcia's guitar matches Grisman's mandolin. It's all good, but special highlights include "Arkansas Traveler," and maybe the best-ever version of "Teddy Bears' Picnic," where a brass Dixieland-style band backs Garcia's gravelly melody.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about musical collaborations. Talk about the backgrounds of the two artists, and what each brings to the album. What do you think is important to a successful collaboration?