Saturday, February 20, 2016

A Frog Named Sam - Ben Rudnick & Friends - a musicwrap

Unwrapping ...

by Ben Rudnick and Friends

Leaping leapfrogs what a winner!  This brand new CD features award winning songs by the band like: "Race Car," "I Got a New Friend" and introduces many new other tunes that are sure to becomes classics such as "The Adventure Song", "When Something's Got You Terribly Blue", and "Macaroni and Cheese."

It is based on a book written by Augusta Supple, who lives in Australia and will now be featured in a children's musical.  

The story begins by a frog named Sam returning from a world tour exhausted and ready to float on his lily pad in his pond.  He is shocked to find his pond in total devastation.  It is overgrown and nearly waterless!  To add to his woes, an alien, named Tripp, crash lands into the his pond.  What is an exhausted froggie to do? 

The soundtrack recounts the story of a friendship that blossoms  between the two and how they work together to ultimately save the pond.  The music in this album is out this world fantastic. I highly recommend you get two copies (at least), one for your own family to enjoy and one to give away as a gift.  Fabulous music is the perfect gift that keeps on giving. 

Unwrapping the song list...

A Frog Named Sam   3:29

When Something's Got You Terribly Blue   3:33

Sam Reprise - The Journey Begins   0:31

Reading a Book   2:31

Sam Reprise - Yee-Haw   0:17

My Horse   2:19

Macaroni and Cheese   3:09

I Got a New Friend   2:34

Sam Reprise - Zoom   0:31

Race Car   3:17

Sam Reprise - Heading Home 0:15

Love is a Superpower   4:08

The Adventure Song   2:19

Bonus Track - Coney Island Crazy   3:08

Available to purchase at,, iTunes, Bandcamp

About the artists...

Ben Rudnick & Friends play the hippest family music around. With countless awards to their credit, including SEVEN Parent’s Choice awards, their adventurous, high-energy blend of happy, upbeat acoustic music is guaranteed to entertain the entire family. Bending musical styles from country to bluegrass, rock to second-line New Orleans, their original songs and fun takes on familiar tunes make you sing, make you dance and make you happy. Join the fun! Visit for more information. They are fine as frog's hair.

Praise for the group...

"...he and the band are so musically gifted that they almost create their own style of music.
~ Dave Loftin, Chattanooga Parent Paper

The words catchy and irrepressible just begin to describe the string-band music uncorked by a quintet of gifted instrumentalists.” ~ Downbeat Magazine

Not only did the kids love the show, but the parents (and the grandparents) were singing and dancing as well.” ~ Betsy Siggins Schmidt, Club Passim

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