MP3 Kenny Lyon - Nathaniel's Playhouse
Music that entrances and educates kids doesn''t have to annoy their parents. Spend a day in Nathaniel''s neighborhood; you won''t regret it.
11 MP3 Songs in this album (34:28) !
Related styles: KIDS/FAMILY: General Children''s Music, KIDS/FAMILY: Children''s Pop
When musician/writer Kenny Lyon first found himself facing the very real dilemma of getting his infant son Nathaniel to eat, he did what came naturally: he made up a song. And when Nathaniel’s mother, ballet dancer Susan Gladstone, was out twirling on a toe—or teaching others to do so—and the lad was crying for her, what would he get? A song. Bad behavior? A song. Time to sleep? Exactly.
And so on. The challenges of new parenthood continued and were met with musical responses and solutions until enough had accumulated that it seemed something should be done with them.
As a veteran of many bands—among them the Divinyls, the Lemonheads, Brazzaville, and Los Super Elegantes—many recordings (including gold records as disparate as Jann Arden’s A Time for Mercy and NOFX’s Punk in Drublic), and much production (Mark Curry, Larkin McClean, and many others ranging in style from jazz to Chicano gangster rap), Lyon thought it only fitting that an album be made. A concept album.
What’s that? A concept album? Didn’t they go out with record albums? With CD’s? With the collective attention span? With, well, concepts?
Okay, then. A record, in the larger sense: a record of events, of a time. A collection of songs that belong together. And call the concept simply this: that a kid’s record doesn’t have to be a blackboard fingernail to parents.
So a CD was decreed and a CD was made. With the help of a few musical friends—among them Kina Cosper, David Ralicke, Mark Curry, Jim Bianco, James Lee Stanley, and Charley Turner—and the artwork of the lovely and talented Marieka Heinlen, Nathaniel’s Playhouse was born.
Nathaniel loves it.
I think you might, too.
(Discerning parents will appreciate the fact that we have spared no expense in the use of completely organic, plastic-free custom packaging.)