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I’ve been a fan of Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem for a number of years – I like how they’ve brought their own strong, unique voice to traditional music and made it their own. I like their approachable weirdness. And their sense of joy, despite the craziness around us. Now they’ve got a kid’s album out, Ranky Tanky, which brings all of that to songs they think all ages would like. I like it a lot.

They don’t condescend at all, the songs are all really strong, (Where did they find some of them? Never heard “Bear To the Left” before , and am really jealous) the musicianship is great, and it sounds like they’re having a great time playing and singing. All too often people who work for kids present material as if it’s something the kids should like and they’ll put up with. Not these guys.

You can listen to some of their songs here, and here’s a video of a live performance of Ranky Tanky.

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