Our new family music award, the Full Van Champion, recognizes the #1 album for 2017 (using Grammy Awards calendar – October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017), that our whole family enjoyed. On March 18th, we announced our Full Van Championship and after a series of hard fought matches, here are the first round results.
This year, we wanted to launch our own award, the Full Van Champion, to recognize the #1 album for 2017 that our whole family enjoyed. For the award, we adopted a “March Music Madness” tournament format with 16 of our favorite albums competing head-to-head until the 2017 Full Van Champion is crowned – follow along!
Three-time Grammy-nominee and award winning artist Brady Rymer joins us for a Holiday-inspired #8isEnoughQuestions interview to celebrate his wonderful new “Revvin’ Up the Reindeer” holiday album.
Do you like music that has a swing, a soul, and a smile? A voice that harkens to tradition and a bouyant spirit that fills every heart in the room? Then you will L♥VE Jazzy Ash!
The Whizpops “Ranger Rick’s Trail Mix Vol. 1” perfectly balances fun melodies, danceable grooves, and educational messages to create an album the whole family can enjoy.
This month, Danny released a new self-titled album from his own “Red Pants Band”. The whole family LOVED Danny’s previous album, “No School Today”, so we were anxious to give this one a listen. If you like Danny Weinkauf, They Might Be Giants, or perfectly melodic infectiously peppy rock with an occasional clever educational twist, “Red Pants Band” is the album for you!
Imagine the B-52s crossed with Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters and Mork from Ork – that’s Lard Dog and the Band of Shy. L.A.R.D. is short for “Life’s a real dream” and is the imaginative creation of artist Steven Erdman.
Renee and Friends “Simpatico” is melodic convergence of singer Renee Stahl (Renee and Jeremy) and an impressive collection of well-known artists such as Lisa Loeb, Maya Rudolph, and Glen Phillips. As demonstrated in Renee and Friend’s latest video for “You Were Meant To Be” (one of our favorite songs on the album), “Simpatico” is an album of soft wonder and quiet bliss.
Frances England’s new “Explorer of the World” is one of the most consistently brilliant and beautiful albums of 2016. This album is the soundtrack to the adventures you want to take.
First there were tornadoes. Then there were Sharknadoes. And now, Oklahoma City’s own Sugar Free Allstars new self-titled album is a symphonic funknado that will pick up your family and send them spinning!