Monday, September 15, 2014

Wiggle Out Loud

Yesterday was the second "Wiggle Out Loud" children's music festival in Oklahoma City. We are lucky to have this in our state - it's the only major children's music festival that's free to attend, and it includes great local, regional, and national acts! I was privileged to start things off, then Lisa, Evalyn, and I enjoyed the rest of the day taking in all the great music, food and activities. Lisa took a lot of photos, so feast your eyes...

I got to kick things off!

I had a great little crowd - enough kids to have fun, but not so much there wasn't room to run around. During "Big Red Fire Truck" kids went "racing to the rescue."

That's Evalyn in the lower right, overseeing the fire truck races.

Going "Roundy Round!"

The Tyrannosaur Crunch!

Next up were the Doo Dads from Kansas City. Ken here on the keyboard was a childhood friend of mine. Weird we'd both end up performing music at the same festival!

Heidi Swedberg gave a rollicking wacky performance with the Sukey Jump Band. Say, isn't that Susan from Seinfeld? Yes. Yes it is. But she has given up the glamour of TV sitcoms in favor of her true calling - singing for kids!

"The Boogy Man" came out to dance during one of Heidi's songs. That's actually our buddy Brady Shattan, A.K.A. "Mini Elvis," under that ragmop. 

The toddlers were drawn to the fountain for some relief from the heat. Actually the weather was quite pleasant, but they were still drawn to the fountain.

Adam & Kizzie from OKC are new to the children's music thing. A highlight of their set for me was their fantastic rendition of "Three Little Pigs" in song form.

Chris "Boom" Wiser, the mastermind behind this festival, and one half of the Sugar Free Allstars.

Rob "Dr. Rock" Martin, the other half, laying down a funky beat.

Boom & Dr. Rock brought several guests up to share the stage, including "Mini Elvis..."

... and one of the Choo Choo dancers from Disney Jr. Later he performed with Genevieve Goings, but we had to head home just as they were getting started. School night for Evalyn and all.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Haysville, KS and McConnell AFB

Yesterday and today we did two shows in the Wichita, KS area - one at Haysville and one at McConnell AFB.

At the Haysville Library

"This is the sun..." at Haysville

Roundy Round

Longhorn "Cattle"ac on the way home from Haysville.

At McConnell AFB
"Hadrosaur Hoot"

"Tyrannosaur Crunch"

Monday, July 14, 2014

Kindercares in Norman

This morning I performed for two Kindercare groups in Norman. I got to test out my new "Burglar Babysitter" song with both groups. It's a long one, but it definitely held their attention! Daycare shows are fun and spontaneous. I hope I get to do more!

Metro Library System Tour

Last week was our amazing tour of the Metro Library System in OKC! I had eleven shows scheduled over five days. Lisa was able to come with me four of those days. Friday I was on my own while Lisa drove to Arkansas to pick up the daughter from band camp. Hence, no photos - sorry! All the shows went really well. I think you can see from the photos that we all had a blast...

"Spring your sharpened claws!" at Southern Oaks

"Working on the mystery..."

"... of life's history" at Southern Oaks

After the show.

Midwest City evening progrm

"Spring those sharpened claws"

"This is the sun..."

Roundy Round!

Ralph Ellison - "I'm gonna play my nose like a kazoo!"

"Belly Like a Bongo"


Kids lined up after the show to take a strum on my guitar.

Luther - they have the greatest theater at the high school! If you want to see a Neighborhood Arts program in comfort, see it at Luther!

Del City - "Show me your claws!"

"This is the sun shining down on Earth..."

"This is the wind blowing in..."

Roundy Round!

Choctaw - "Acrocanthosaurus"

"This is the generator..."

With the adult day care group - fun to have them in the audience!!

Edmond - "Belly Like a Bongo"


"Catch the reading bug - Nya nya nya nya nya"

"Silly Song" prairie dogs

Mouth full of bear hair!

"This is the sun..."

Roundy Round!