Farmer Jason Rocks!
Dave Mowbray | Bogalusa, LA United States | 05/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have three daughters and live on a farm. They love music, but I've heard enough kiddy songs to have a gag reflex! "I love you, you love me more, Barney's a closet carnivore ..." Blah, blah, blah... (OK, I made that up.)With Farmer Jason, you get music that you AND your kids both like. Lots of good easy, often humorous lyrics with a rockabilly beat. "Hey Little Lamb" has a Cajun twang to it, "Old Cow" has a guitar intro that will remind you of Folsom Prison Blues, and the album is bookended by numbers that are perfect for both getting up and going to bed. Not a bad lick on the CD. If you want to have some fun WITH your kids for a change, buy this one."Farmer" Dave"
Alt.country for the younger set
hyperbolium | Earth, USA | 01/17/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Having brought alt.country to Nashville with his early-80s band, The Scorchers, Ringenberg's released a series of adventurous solo works over the past few years. His latest takes listeners through a day at the farm, featuring eleven original children's songs that work hard from the rooster's first crow to the last cricket-backed rays of sundown.The farm-raised Ringenberg has an ear for barnyard rhythms, inventively creating chickens from guitars, horses hooves from banjo strums, cows from cellos, and tractor engines from wah-wah guitars. The lyrics combine educational themes with flights of fancy, but remain elemental enough for young children to learn and sing over and over.Ringenberg brings along the breadth of his earlier work, with guitar sounds that include strummed acoustics, bluegrass picking, tic-tac electrics and rock power chords. Fats Kaplin's banjo, fiddle and accordion add a twangy edge, including the Zydeco-influence of "Hey Little Lamb." Farmer Jason's musical farm is a blue-ribbon feast to be enjoyed by children and parents alike."
Great music, catchy lyrics
Loretta Farmington | 11/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fabulous record for kids. There's just nothing not to like. Good music, catchy lyrics, charming narration. Some kids records are condescending or a little too woo-woo-dance-around-the-maypole, but this one is down to earth and certainly a lot more relevant to my country child's life than freakin' Raffi.Plus, "Hey Little Lamb" kinda rocks!"