For it to only be June, I’ve been celebrating summer over on Swing Whistle Zing for far too long it seems—I think we got Spring Fever a little bit too early in our house. In any case, I hope your summer plans involve catching some life music whether it’s at a neighborhood restaurant or a full-blown concert stadium.
But if your opportunities to catch live music are few and far between you might enjoy catching a concert on DVD, right in your air-conditioned living room, and I’ve got a recommendation that is sure to please the whole family.
Rodger Day has a new release called Marsh Mud Madness that was filmed and produced in conjunction with the University of Georgia Marine Institute on Sapelo Island and the Savannah Music Festival.
This DVD, featuring 12 songs, is a wonderful hybrid of educational video segments and concert footage from the Savannah Music Festival. You and your family will learn all about the eco system of this East Coast barrier island while singing along with Roger’s original music about this unique location and its inhabitants.
If you have Wild Kratts fans in your house, the short video segments that introduce each song are sure to be a hit—they are well presented by Day with similar Kratt-like enthusiasm. Educators and parents may also enjoy checking out the study guides that accompany the DVD to enhance your experience in the classroom or while doing a summer home study.
While I do have big time Wild Kratts fans in my house, I should not forget to mention that Roger Day’s music is an important part of what makes this DVD worth checking out. His performance is lively and as enjoyable as if you were able to attend a concert. Throughout the performance he encourages participation, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself singing along after the first viewing.
I’ve posted a little preview of Marsh Mud Madness over on Swing Whistle Zing, where you can also check out my summer interview series: Sounds of Summer which includes an interviews with some great children’s artists, including Roger Day, to find out what they’re listening to and where they’ll be playing all summer long. Perhaps someone is coming to your neighborhood?
Now go dance in some mud!