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
You have 2 options for downloading this album.
1) Mp3 files. These are smaller files, more quickly downloaded, and take up less space on your devices. This is what almost all downloads are from everywhere.
2) Wav files. These are larger, full-range audio files, like you would get on a CD. They'll take longer to download and will take up more space. These are rarely offered as download files.
So why are we offering both? Because John works hard to get his albums sounding great and the compression used on mp3 files erases much of the fine tuning. John hates mp3's. Most musicians do. Yeah, we know it's kinda snobbish, but ears are what a musician is paid for, huh?
If you don't want to choose, you can have both. Listen to the mp3's on your mobile devices and burn a CD with the wav files for the total listening experience. With our compliments.
Thanks for your interest, thanks for being careful, and thanks for helping us all get through this with our souls intact.
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