Monday, July 9, 2012
Lucky Diaz & The Family Jam Band: Potluck...Review & Give Away!
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