Here’s the flyer for the Family Folk Machine’s Rise Up and Sing concert, art done by Susan Stamnes – to share with everyone you can think of who would enjoy coming to this rousing celebration of songs! Click here for the pdf flyer: Rise Up and Sing
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Published in the Press-Citizen on January 4, 2016: Songs carry new meaning over time I hope that 2016 will be a year of raucous enthusiasm for live music in Iowa City. Every time I attend a show, it changes my life a little bit: hearing old songs made new, hearing
Here’s the latest good press about the Family Folk Machine from the Cedar Rapids Gazette!
Here’s an article Jean Littlejohn just posted yesterday about our upcoming concerts – tomorrow and next Sunday!
Here’s our last highlight on our songs for our April 12th and 19th concerts! According to Wikipedia, Dan Zanes moved to New York City after he and his wife had their first baby.
Bill Staines is well known as a traditional folk singer and song-writer and has been performing for over 50 years. He has many children’s songs to his name, and if you listen closely to Sweet Potato, you will hear that it is the perfect song to sing to get a
What could be more nutritious than a plate of greens? May Erlewine was asked to write a song about a local food and calls this “a different kind of love song.” When we started practicing this song, Jean wanted a show of hands on who actually did love greens. I
I had to look up a translation of this song since it is written in a Scottish English dialect by Robert Burns (1759-1796): Ca the Yowes to the Knowes – but whether you understand the words or not, it’s a beautiful love song. What does this have to farming and
Once you hear this song, you will never think of a potato or a baby in quite the same way. Malcolm Dalglish’s song brings a new view to the table by combining vegetable gardening with becoming a new parent.
Who is going to come to the rescue when kids (and maybe even adults) have chosen unhealthy things to eat? Captain Vegetable, that’s who! This song was written by Jeff Moss for Sesame Street and helps kids learn about choosing healthy vegetables to eat.