Dan Zanes said this is the album the inspired him to start playing kids' music...
John McCutcheon is a virtuoso hammer dulcimer player and a witty, incisive songwriter who has captivated audiences young and old. This album has won many awards, including the American Library Association's Recording of Notable Merit, the National Association of Independent Record Distributors' Best Children's record and a Parent's Magazine recommendation. Kids like it too! A classic in children's and family music.
"Notable Children's Recording, American Library Association Gold Medal Award," Parents Magazine
"Few of the current crop of children's records and songbooks match the sincerity and skill communicated on this album. . . . This a very bright and lively album and a glorious expression of life" -Sing Out!
"Drawing heavily from traditional sources (he even makes "John Henry" seem new), McCutcheon invests his songs and stories with rustic delight." -Washington Post
Cut the Cake 4:15
Molly and the Whale / Rubber Blubber Whale 6:19
John Henry 3:25
All God's Critters 2:31
Peanut Butter / Peanut Butter 5:37
Pap's Billygoat 2:18
Here's To Cheshire 5:17
Rustic Dance 1:10
Father Grumble 2:13
Tender Shepherd 2:27