Monday, July 9, 2012

Lucky Diaz & The Family Jam Band: Potluck...Review & Give Away!

You all know by now that the kiddos and I love music.  We love all kinds and my heart always skips a beat when we find a musical gig we can all agree on (this does not always happen!).  We are all happily singing along these days to a new CD...Lucky Diaz & The Family Jam Band:  A  Potluck.  This CD is a musical smorgasbord with everything from indie/pop to ska and rock and roll.  A mix of catchy tunes with something for the whole family!   Here is a bit about what has us happily humming along in the car...


A Potluck is wrapped in two little story-poems, setting the stage for the musical party, from “Morning” to “Night.” The spare and brilliantly catchy first song “Lines and Dots” reflects the whole album’s message of connecting and intersecting lives. “On My Bike” is a new-wave tune evoking the sheer freedom of a kid riding around her neighborhood (directly inspired by daughter Ella Diaz’ own explorations). Songs like “Lemonade Stand,” “Squirrelly the Squirrel,” and even “Lil’ Red Rooster” continue the theme of local sights and sounds. “One of our neighbors is Salvadoran and has a whole flock of fowl in his front yard,” explains Diaz. Diaz adapted a traditional children’s rhyme by Mexican star “Cri Cri,” which his grandmother told him as a child for the song “Tres Ratones” (Three Mice). The song “Invisible Friend” is a tribute to how children can create a comforting world of serenity and happiness even in the most stressful situations. And “Who Stole the Cookies?” is as immediate and rousing as the band’s 2010 breakout hit, “Blue Bear.”

This CD is a huge hit for all of us.  The music is fun and catchy and not one bit annoying (come on....let's admit it.  Some children's music is a wee bit grating!).  We all love jamming with Lucky Diaz & The Family Jam Band!  We love the whole CD but I would say our absolute favorite is "On My Bike".  It is such a great tune and I regularly find myself humming it throughout the day!  If you are looking for music the whole family can enjoy be sure to pick up Potluck today...

Be sure to visit Lucky Diaz & The Family Band's website to stay up to date with music news here.  I am so pleased to tell you that one lucky RBM reader will win a copy of Potluck!  Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter..... a Rafflecopter giveaway

17 comments:

CAJUNMAN12 said...

They are a kids music group based out of LA
Damian Jarreau

Tamar said...

they are performing in NY on 2/2/13

Crystal Con said...

They were named by USA and CBS as the best new band on the children's scene.

frugalmommieof2 said...

It was names the best new children's band by USA Today and CBS.

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Anonymous said...

They are LA based.

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brothergrim said...

La is where they r from

Cristen said...

THe band is lead by Lucky Diaz who is an award winning musician and songwriter.

heather abbe said...

I learned their previous releases include Oh Lucky Day! and Luckiest Adventure.

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mindomatter76 said...

They are critically acclaimed for their fresh sounds and meaningful lyrics!
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gail said...

learned they are based out of LA
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susansmoaks said...

they are the best new band on the children's scene
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Jenn said...

Lead by Lucky Diaz!
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Atreau said...

I learned they are LA based.

Gianna said...

They are award winning.

Alicia said...

I learned their previous releases include Oh Lucky Day! and Luckiest Adventure. Email