Monday, June 6, 2016

Music Minute: Bubble Wrap

Who doesn't love bubble wrap? On June 10th, Eric Herman , whose music videos have received over 50 million views on YouTube, will be releasing his eighth album, Bubble Wrap. It's the first album with his full band, the Thunder Puppies.

I had a chance to review this album, which has a wide variety of songs on it - avoiding bedtime, Monday morning at school, going out to an amusement park - and some very serious matters, like losing a friend or a parent. The song "Okay" was written right around the death of Eric's wife and co-writer, from the perspective of a child whose parent is gravely ill.

Like most of my favorite kids' albums, this CD is musically diverse, with Latin, reggae, and more.

Eric Herman's songs and videos have been featured nationally on PBS KIDS, SiriusXM, The Today Show, Fox & Friends, and in the Warner Bros. film, Life As We Know It.  A version of "The Elephant Song" was even covered for a multi-platinum release by Brazilian superstar Xuxa.

Previous releases by Eric Herman include his comedy sketch album, The Incredibly Spaced Out Adventures of Jupiter Jackson (2014, Parents' Choice Award), Party Animal (2014, NAPPA Award), What a Ride! (2009, Parents' Choice Award, NAPPA Award), Snail's Pace (2007, Pearl Award), Snow Day! (2006), Monkey Business (2005), and The Kid in the Mirror (2003).  Eric's 2011 DVD The Elephant was honored with a Dove Foundation Award.  He was a John Lennon Songwriting Competiton finalist in 2007 and won the Just Plain Folks Award for Best Children's Song in 2006.

Bubble Wrap will be available at iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and on
Eric Herman and the Thunder PuppiesPerformance Highlights - June/July 2016
June 11 -  Kennewick Main Library, Kennewick, WA
June 14 - Richland Library, Richland, WA
June 24 - Auburn Kids' Summerstage, Auburn, WA
June 28 - Kelsey Creek Park, Bellevue, WA
July 7 - Clinton Street Theater, Portland, OR
July 14 - Silver Lake Concert Series, Everett, WA
July 19 - Juanita Beach Park, Everett, WA

the Eric Herman's website HERE.
Eric Herman on YouTube.

  Eric Herman on Twitter.

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