Monday, June 25, 2012

New Discoveries in Music

Children's Music Matters

As one with the enviable position of being able to introduce good music and song into the lives of +100 elementary students, you know that this title would have grabbed my attention immediately. 
I first heard Sandra McCracken sing a soulful rendition of "Dear Refuge of my Weary Soul" at the Gospel Coalition in Chicago.  I've been tracking her music ever since along with that of her hubby Derek Webb (Indelible Grace) and am just now, digesting her first ever album for kids Rain For Roots which I first purchased as a four song pre-sale product available on NoiseTrade. 
You've been asking where I find my music.
NoiseTrade is one of the newest favourite places to search for good and upcoming music and a most excellent forum to 'test' it without investing too much too early. 
The money I have wasted collecting music that I seldom or never listen to again is lamentable.
Hopefully, this can circumvent a similar experience for you.  
This next album that is bringing new styles and sounds to my ears is Coal Train Railroad.
Jazz and all that fun stuff.... I'm testing it out tomorrow on a fabulous fivesome in the age range of 4-6.
I just heard from the Rain for Roots band that they would certainly stop in at our school for a live mini-concert if and when they tour the area!
Cool that.