A Day at the Farm with Farmer Jason (Yep Roc, 2003)
Reviewed by Eli Messinger
The farm-raised Ringenberg has an ear for barnyard rhythms, inventively creating chickens from guitars, horses hooves from banjo strums, cows from cellos and tractor engines from wah-wah guitars. The lyrics combine educational themes with flights of fancy, but remain elemental enough for young children to learn and sing over and over (and over and over).
Ringenberg brings along the breadth of his earlier work, with guitar sounds that include strummed acoustics, bluegrass picking, tic-tac electrics and rock power chords. Fats Kaplin's banjo, fiddle and accordion add a twangy edge, including the Zydeco-influence of "Hey Little Lamb." Farmer Jason's musical farm is a blue-ribbon feast to be enjoyed by children and parents alike.
CDs by Jason Ringenberg
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