MP3 Eric Hansen - Nobody Knows, Music For Kids of All Ages, Shapes & Sizes
Fun and important life lessons put to music for children of all ages, shapes and sizes.
14 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Modern Folk, KIDS/FAMILY: Kid Friendly
Eric might as well have a campfire on stage. The warmth and intimacy of his songs and performance style embrace every person in the audience. Stephen Seigel (Tucson Weekly) writes: "...His trademarked earnest-in-a-time-of-irony-songwriting." His body of work includes whimsical songs about frogs and baby geese, passionate songs about love lost and love found, playful adult songs with a groove and sexy slant and inspirational songs that ask human beings to build a bridge of hands in cooperation. His performances have made grown men cry and children adore him.
There is a sense of humor both in the guitar work and the sensibility of this sensual and thoughtful man. The first thing you notice is his voice, which combined with intense and confident guitar playing, makes for a rich and exciting musical experience.
My mission is to provide quality music to audiences of all ages:
Music that is entertaining, beautiful, uplifting and inspiring.
Eric happily resides in Tucson, Arizona
Half Moon Full Star Rec. 004HMFS (2001)
"There are 14 pretty and fun songs on this CD. Hansen is a great guitar player and singer. He is a talented songwriter, and he wrote all the songs except one: "Circle of Smiles" was co-written by Virginia Benderly and Hansen. Hansen learned how to play guitar when he was nine years old, and later he went to Chicago Musical College. "When I was your age, I practiced daily because I wanted my music to be really good," Hansen said on his website. He lives in Arizona, but he taught music in New York to preschoolers.
His songs are different from each other. On "The Sky Is Crying," he sings melody, then Lisa Otey sings harmony and counterpoint. Together they sound gorgeous. Hansen has a grand voice. The funniest song is "The Boo Boo Blues" because adults are talking about boo boos. He started singing that song after someone asked him about his cut on his arm. The rhythm is comical because it is a parody of a bona fide blues song. There are plenty of other people playing instruments and singing along on this CD. "Circle of Smiles" tells us a smile can start a lot of things, and it can make you happy. When "Let It Rain" starts, the rhythm sounds like when you beat a blackboard. It comes down slow, then it gets louder with blues harmonica and harmony. They try to be funny at the end when they sing "It''s raining, it''s pouring, the old man is snoring." For "I Love My Guitar," Hansen plays two different rhythms. This is really a rock ''n'' roll song, and you can clap along. On "True Friend:'' we hear that friends help us and cherish us. In "Charlie the Frog," Charlie wants only his own home. (Some people are just like Charlie. I am, are you?) This is recommended for kids, and it will make grownups laugh."
-Nabreyia Asia Scoff
Grade 2 (Baltimore, MD)
"mellow kids'' album, Songs which are cute enough for kids without being too sacharin for adults. Good music for a leisurely Sunday morning breakfast together." A music fan from Torrance, CA USA