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Bangin' & Sangin' DVD

by Billy Jonas

Family-friendly, "funky folk music" played on homemade "recyclable" instruments with a generous dose of audience participation. This release is a DVD..
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1. Old St. Helen
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2. Some Houses
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3. Bangin' & Sangin'
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4. One
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5. Pharaoh,Pharaoh
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6. Michael Fiiigan
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7. Lean On Me
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Album Notes
Your children will be on thier feet before the third drumbeat!

Billy Jonas, former member of the funky duo The Billys, performs his orignal songs ("Old St. Helen", "Some Houses", "Bangin' And Sangin'," "One") and well known family favorites ( "Pharaoh, Pharaoh" "Michael Finnigan," "Lean On Me").

There's lots more, with voice and guitar, and "Industrial Re-percussion"- a collection of instruments made from found and recycled objects.

Kids of all ages can't resist bangin' and sangin' (pardon our slangin') with Billy and his infectious rhythms.

A master percussionist and animated singer/songwriter, Billy Jonas has been an international performer and educator for over a decade.

His unique brand of "foraged folk music" has delighted thousands at schools, festivals, clubs and coffee houses.

Billy has shared the stage with Richard Thompson, Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, hundreds of smiling young faces and other acoustic luminaries.

So grab your favorite instrument,pot,pan,whatever,and start BANGIN' & SANGIN ALONG WITH BILLY! BILLY JONAS "ANYwhere, ANYtime, ANYone, ANYthing.

(the Billy Jonas philosophy of music) A Billy Jonas performance is an explosion of energy.

In singalongs, bangalongs, whisperalongs, as well as improvised songs, his primary instrument is the audience.

Everyone becomes part of a performance that reaches out and "touches even the most hardened of hearts." (Fayetteville Morning News)

Concerts begin with a simple "tuning" of the audience; from there a whimsical trajectory carries listeners through stories of life, love, and triumph over 'Murphy's Law.

"Jonas' original pieces are played on fanciful "industrial re-percussion" instruments made from found objects.

He sings in a clear tenor voice; his guitar work is adventurous, alternately percussive and lyrical.

Jonas' heartwarming work has been enjoyed across North America since 1987.

Previously a member of the highly acclaimed duo, "The Billys," he has been featured at prestigious festivals and venues nationwide (see selected venues).

Jonas has shared stages with some of the world's favorite acoustic artists, including Patti Larkin, Ani DiFranco, David Wilcox, Richard Thompson, and Pete Seeger.

Jonas' recent CD, "Life So Far," sparkles with unique perspectives and found sounds.

Songs filled with hope, yearning, wonder, and wisdom include special guests David Wilcox, Glen Velez, Robert Moog (on Theramin), and Zimbabwe's Black Umfolosi voice and percussion choir.

Jonas also has released a video for younger audiences, entitled "Bangin' and Sangin,'" that has garnered critical acclaim, including a Parents Choice Gold Award, and inclusion on the New York Times "Best" listing.

Billy Jonas' performances will inspire, inform, and enlighten.

His work is born out of respect and reverence, and seeks to honor the creative energy in everyone.

Billy provides performances and workshops for adult audiences and/or family audiences.

Billy is accompanied by a full ensemble of singers and re-percussionists at larger venues.

"...great live show!"

" ...opens with laughter and goes deeper...."

"...a musical magnetism that calls to mind Michael Hedges and Bobby McFerrin."

Selected Venues Philadelphia Folk Festival Merle Watson Festival The Kennedy Center The Bottom Line Club Passim Bele Chere Lake Eden Arts Festival Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Philadelphia Museum of Art Cincinnati Playhouse In the Park

"...exquisite craft!"
- Sing Out!

"...a standout."
- Chicago Reader

"...wild-winded word MAGIC!"
- Dirty Linen

"...you can't help but sing along!"
- Performing Songwriter Magazine

"LIFE SO FAR is the best new album I h¹ve heard in years. Smart, hip, deep, fun ...I did a show with Billy Jonas a couple of years ago and was totally knocked out. This album...is a quantum leap forward. I love, love, love this disk. If you don't, I'll refund your money! Out of my own pocket."
- Christine Lavin

"Hold on, this train is leaving the station ... LIFE SO FAR takes you there! It opens up with laughter and goes deeper. Billy's unique sound keeps you curious as the lyric surprises ... Nance and I bought a box of 30 to give to friends because it's the highest concentration of fun and inspiration that can fit in a jewel box!"
- David Wilcox

"Billy Jonas has a musical magnetism that calls to mind Michael Hedges and Bobby McFerrin. His song, "God Is In," is a remarkable song ... whimsical and profound ... and never fails to get response."
- John Platt, WFUV, NewYork

"Billy Jonas ... great live show! It's been interesting to see how well "God Is In" translates on radio. Immediate calls and lots of Gem!"
- David Dye, WXPN, World Cafe



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Elizabeth Mass

Loved this DVD!
I bought this DVD for my 5-year old twin grandchildren. it entranced them from the very beginning. They were visiting for a week and watched it everyday, at least once a day, sometimes twice. By the end of the week, they were dancing and singing with it. They also wanted their Daddy to copy the music into his iPod so they could continue to listen on the rest of their trip. Of course, they took the DVD home to have forever. Just wonderful!

Rachel and Alice

...& Sangin' and Sangin' and Sangin'!
Continuous good fun for a 6 year-old and her 42-year-old mom! We bought this DVD for a long car trip. What a wonderful addition to our vacation. We also recommend Everybody's in the Band. Thanks for sharing your gifts, Billy Jonas!

Beth-Anne (and Elijah)

I've lost half my kitchen to this DVD!
We love Billy and have many of his CDs, but this DVD is fantastic! It gave my three year old useful instruction about recycling and re-percussionist music. He now makes practically all household items into instruments. I've donated two garbage cans, a few measuring cups, a saucepan, a cheese grater, three pan lids, a bathtub bucket and many more items to his Billy-style playing. Thanks for the inspiration!

Elizabeth (and Will)

"Mommy, when is Billy Jonas coming back to town?"
We took our son (3) to a Billy Jonas concert, and he has since been inquiring about when the artist is returning to our town. We bought this CD in hopes that we could watch and enjoy a Billy Jonas concert anytime, anywhere...and it's just about as awesome as being there live!


Fun for everybody!
Our whole family loves Billy's stuff. We started out as fans of the Billy's. When we had children, we got Billy's kids album. It is wonderful. Now we have all of his kids stuff and can't wait for more!


The kids became musicians: always bangin' and sangin'.
Our kids (5,3,2) know all the words of every song and follow along with every movement. They sing everywhere and use everything to make music. We bought this DVD for their school and the teacher fell in love with it too. We plan to give this as gifts to everyone we know.


Fantastic! My kids are entertained for hours!!!
Wow! Have seen Billy Jonus live many times. Bangin and Sangin video is awesome. My children love it and request it repeatedly!

Mark Graham

Billy is brilliant. He is right at kid level. Very talented. Well produced too. I look forward to watching more of this with my nieces.

Mary Ann Reddoch

It is a must have for kids of all ages. I never get tired of it.
Great environmental theme. He was invited to do a performance and workshop for a Keep America Beautiful event. It was great and he is a genuine character.