Shawn Nourse - Earthworm Ensemble

EARTHWORM ENSEMBLE is folk country rockin' children's music for the whole family, featuring I See Hawks In L.A., The Chapin Sisters, Mike Stinson, and two of Southern California's coolest roots musicians: David Jackson and Brantley Kearns, vets of John Denver, Dwight Yoakam, and Emmylou Harris.

Super fun songs that the whole family can listen to. These are soulful folk, bluegrass, old timey, and New Orleans styles played right and righteous (there's even a B-52's style rocker and a hip hop song featuring Sly Stone bassist Jimi Hawes). Parents, aunts, and uncles will love this as much as the kids.

The lyrics are fun, subtly informative, and timely, reflecting eco themes and a return to do it yourself values. Witty verses teach how to make pizza, and how to cook corn if it's straight from the farmer's market. There are songs about trains, birds, buffalo migration, the earthworm's role in the earth's life cycle, an eco super hero bear and dog team, and a spaghetti western ballad on the magic of walking in the woods. A sweet lullaby about flying through space closes out the CD.

This who's who of California folk/country also includes Discovery Science Channel host and country rapper Zachariah and TexMex/bluegrass vocalist Christina Ortega. Rocking guitars, fiddles, steel guitar, accordion, psychedelic bass and drum grooves, and rich vocal harmonies make Earthworm Ensemble a new standout in children's music.