If you’re curious about children’s music artists like Trout Fishing in America or Justin Roberts, but are too indecisive to actually purchase an entire CD, here’s an easy solution.
Folk Playground, the new release from Putumayo Kids, is due out this Tuesday, May 23. It’s a compilation featuring the artists mentioned here, as well as Dan Zanes, Liz Mitchell, Brady Rymer and more. It’s a fantastic sampling of familiar American folk music, presented by a veritable smorgasbord of current kids music hitmakers.
Highlights include "Got No Strings" sung by Michelle Shocked, "Froggie Went a Courtin" sung by Laurie Berkner, and Brady Rymer’s "It’s All How You Look at It." Hear samples and order your own copy here. Look at it as a great way to get your feet wet in the kids music genre; you’ll be ready for the grownup pool in no time. –Amy