“On the title track alone, the funky vocal breakdown is worth the price of admission.”
~ Time Out New York Kids
“Little Deadheads! The tracks from the Grateful Dead influenced kiddie jam band are groovy.”
~ Parenting Magazine
"If I was allowed only one CD to bring on a 3 hour road trip this would be the one."
~ Mustapha, DJ at WHUS, Storrs, Connecticut
Boston Children's Music: Favorite Kids Albums 2009
Parents' Choice Winner: Recommended Fall 2009
Creative Child Awards: 2009 Preferred Choice Award
Mr. Dad Seal of Approval: Father's Day 2009
iParenting Media: 2009 Excellent Product
BEN RUDNICK & FRIENDS
Ben Rudnick: guitars, ukulele, vocals
Arnie Ashford: bass, harmony vocals, all vocals on Three Little Fishes
Jared Steer: drums & percussion
Mark Yacovone: accordion
John Zevos: mandolin, harmony vocals, lead vocal on The Santa Fe and Old Joe Clark
Andy Pinkham: guitars
Rob Lee: baritone and tenor saxophones
Jeff Bird: harmonica
Bob von Elgg: dobro
Johnny Sciascia: double bass
All songs published by Bartlett Ave. Publishing except Three Little Fishes by Chappell & Co.
The Santa Fe and John's Jig composed by John Zevos
Erie Canal, Old Joe Clark and Greensleeves are in the public domain.
Produced & Mixed by Ben Rudnick & Andy Pinkham
Recorded by Andy Pinkham, Mortal Music, Charlestown, MA and by Arnie Ashford, Soundlab Digital, Manchester, NH
Mastered by Andy Pinkham Mortal Music Charlestown, MA
Harmony vocals arranged by Arnie Ashford & Andy Pinkham
Three Little Fishes arranged by Arnie Ashford
Art & Design by Bob von Elgg, Bigfish Smallpond Design, Santa Cruz, California
Many Thanks to all the kids, moms, dads, grandparents and you for making our musical endeavors a collective experience. Big Thanks to the & Friends, Arnie, Jared, John and Mark. I don’t think we could have imagined any of this and yet the constant question is, “What’s next?”. To Andy Pinkham and Bob von Elgg for all they do that you can hear and see and all they do that you cannot. To Jeff, Rob and Johnny for adding their talents to this effort. To all those fabulous musicians sung and unsung who inspire us all. Thanks to Diane and Emily. I can’t imagine a world without their love and a home without their presence.
~ Ben Rudnick, January 2009