Steve Dreher and Friends | The Barnyard Tapes

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The Barnyard Tapes

by Steve Dreher and Friends

Fun, energetic kid's music, exploring folk, bluegrass and rock and roll. Lots of old favorites mixed in with some terrific originals!
Genre: Kids/Family: Kid Friendly
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Counting
4:01 $0.99
2. Buffalo Girls
1:59 $0.99
3. Sandbox
2:01 $0.99
4. Swinging
2:24 $0.99
5. I've Been Working on the Railroad
2:19 $0.99
6. Good Old Summertime
3:05 $0.99
7. Pumpkin (Light It Up)
1:44 $0.99
8. Weaver John
2:41 $0.99
9. Foolish Frog
3:25 $0.99
10. Goodbye Liza Jane
4:09 $0.99
11. Steamboat Bill
2:49 $0.99
12. Gus, a Modern Day Cowboy
3:45 $0.99
13. Cluck Old Hen
2:33 $0.99
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Album Notes
“The Barnyard Tapes” offers fun, danceable music that both kids and parents will love. Steve and Friends belief that kid’s music should be good music is reflected in every song they record. This CD, the band’s third, was recorded in just a few days, and it delivers the kind of energy that only a live performance can.

Much of “The Barnyard Tapes” focuses on public domain music. In the liner notes, Steve writes, “There’s a good chance that music in the public domain has been around long enough to be very familiar. These are the songs our grandparents and great grandparents were singing – songs like “Buffalo Girls” and “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad.” In addition to these, this CD was inspired by another type of public domain song – the obscure, almost lost kind. A couple of years before we began recording, I stumbled across “Weaver John” in my great-grandmother’s first grade primer. It was published in 1891, and it’s a song that’s slipped away. I started to look for others, and I found “Steamboat Bill,” and “Goodbye, Liza Jane.” Finally, there are songs that are on the edge – vaguely familiar, but beginning to fade, those include songs like “Good Old Summertime,” “Foolish Frog,” and “Cluck Old Hen.”

The band also included original songs that fans of their live performances know well: “Sandbox,”“Swinging,” “Pumpkin,” and “Gus.”

If you’ve enjoyed Steve and Friends past CD’s, or if you are looking for some fresh, exciting kid’s music, this is the CD for you!



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Jack S.

Another Great CD!
I have yet to hear a CD (or performance) by this group that I don't like - We bought this new CD in Francestown on Labor Day, and it has quickly become a favorite in the car - lots of great oldies and some new originals that rock and are great family fun...the kids especially like Counting and Sandbox!