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Behind the Scenes: 'Mr. Greg & Cass McCombs Sing and Play New Folk Songs for Children'
Live from the San Francisco, California Bay Area - in Robby Joseph's studio, Mr. Greg (Greg Gardner)'s yard, Cass McCombs's basement, and at the Children's Day School - Mr. Greg and Cass McCombs rehearse and record their collaborative album 'Mr. Greg & Cass McCombs - Sing and Play New Folk Songs for Children’. Mr. Greg's children and his preschool students also chip in on the fun! Filmed and Edited by Greg Gardner In order of appearance, the video features: Oona Gardner, Robby Joseph, Cass McCombs, Greg Gardner, Jeremy Brown, Steve Kerwin, Ava Sprigmeyer, Celeste Seibert, Abe Gardner, Bongo Sidibe, Goose the cat, Ben Sigelman, Dotty the cat, Adeline Cajuguiran, and Hendy the banana slug. ‘Mr. Greg & Cass McCombs - Sing and Play New Folk Songs for Children’ is available August 18, 2023, on streaming/digital, CD, and Vinyl LP. Pre-order/stream: Smithsonian Folkways: Bandcamp: All other platforms: The tender and curious songs on ‘Mr. Greg & Cass McCombs - Sing and Play New Folk Songs for Children’, the first album by songwriter and preschool teacher Mr. Greg and acclaimed indie chameleon Cass McCombs, celebrate the joys of learning and discovery. The pair of longtime friends make connections for young children just beginning to find their own way in the world and for parents regaining their own childlike sensibilities. Set to tunes straight from the mold of Ella Jenkins and Woody Guthrie, the duo sings about the importance of friendship, understanding those different from yourself, and taking care of your body. They also pay musical tribute to heroic figures of bravery and justice like Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Harvey Milk. These songs are bridges to many adventures in the making and include suggested activities for youngsters to supplement their listening and exploration. Cass McCombs: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Mr. Greg: Instagram: @gregory_gardner Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Support our work! Become a Friend of Folkways: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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