Wednesday, November 14, 2018

"Rock & Rhyme" - a musicwrap





Music, Movement, Fun & Laughter!
Parents' Choice Award Winner

Mr. Jon & Friends

Releases Third Kids' Album

"Rock & Rhyme"  






* Original Release Date: October 14, 2018
* Label: Mr. Jon & Friends
* For Ages: 0-10
* Available at iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, CDBaby and more, as well as Mr. Jon & Friends shows. Streaming is available on YouTube and Spotify







Here is a sample of this talented artist from his album "Get Your Move On" released in 2014. 



"delightful... lovely... gorgeous... enchanting... marvelous... inventive and captivating" - Parents' Choice Award review of Mr. Jon & Friends debut album, "Mr. Jon & Friends"




 FYI




From out of the DC metro area comes unanimous praise for the Parents' Choice Award winning kindie band Mr. Jon & Friends, powered for nearly a decade by the husband-and-wife duo of Jon and Carrie Lewis.  Now kids and families across the country can tune into the energy, fun, and sweetness of Mr. Jon & Friends' band of Raffi-inspired good sounds with the band's third album, "Rock & Rhyme." 

Mr. Jon & Friends keeps laughter, dancing, and audience involvement at the forefront, performing an astounding variety of delightful and eminently child-appropriate material that includes sing-along songs, counting songs, dancing songs, storytelling songs, interactive songs, lullabies, and more. 

With the release of "Rock & Rhyme", Mr. Jon & Friends calls upon talents of celebrated producer Matt Williams and a world-class roster of Nashville and LA-based players.  Blending the charm of a guileless, straightforward delivery with a refreshing clarity of orchestration performed by spectacularly gifted instrumentalists and seasoned with a liberal sprinkling of gentle humor, "Rock & Rhyme" brings families a listening and participatory experience that respects the intelligence of both children and adults. 





A bio about the artists










Singer/Songwriter Jon Lewis had a decade of playing shows in coffee houses, recording CD’s, and having opportunities like being on a T.V. show, being a finalist in a national song writing competition, and having international radio play from Belize to Ireland.  In 2008 Jon and his wife Carrie started their family. His wife and performing partner Carrie is a classically trained pianist/songwriter/and vocalist. In 2009 Jon started working in the Children’s Department of the downtown Frederick MD library doing programs and shows for large groups of kids. These 2 big events started something new for Jon – songwriting for kids, and playing children’s birthday party shows and kids festivals.  Jon went on to record his first album for kids and their families called "Mr. Jon &Friends" at Grammy Award winning studio Acacia Recording & Production. After it’s release, his CD quickly became a top seller on CDbaby.com, and also won a 2013 Parents’ Choice Award. Now Mr. Jon plays over 100 shows a year for kids, sharing the stage with bands like The Pop Ups and The Imagination Movers.  And he has also released his second family album called "Get Your Move On" which has become a top seller on CDbaby.com as well.  Visit the Mr. Jon & Friends website at mrjonmusic.com.





Rock & Rhyme Track List
Run Time: 47 minutes







Rock & Rhyme
Dance Party
Clap Your Hands
Play My Drum
Tortoise and the Hare
Going on a Bear Hunt
Old MaDonald
Dragonfly
Clean Up
Let's Move to Some Music
Animal Parade
Yellow Tube
Alphabet Song
Ants in My Pants
Hermit Crab Going on a Walk
Brush Your Teeth (*by Raffi, used with permission)
Red Balloon
Summer Rain
My Little One
George is Asleep







Mr. Jon & Friends-Performance Highlights- Nov./ Dec. 2018


Dec. 7            Cabin John Mall                             Potomac, MD
Dec. 8            Jammin' Java                                 Vienna, VA
Dec. 9            Dublin Roasters Coffeehouse        Frederick, MD
Dec. 15          Macaroni Kid Christmas Event      Damascus, MD






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