Tell us about your music: My music is about the wonder of childhood, set to a soundtrack of New Orleans. Jazz, zydeco, bop, swing, blues—it’s all in there! “Backyard camping” is from my first album Home. My new album Bon Voyage, which is scheduled for release on July 28, 2015, is all about the magic of movement with original songs, some featuring guest artists.
Tell us about your song (e.g., any unique instruments used, the origins of the lyrics, what inspired you, etc.): Over the years, our family has become known for coming up with clever, free activities like camping in our own backyard! “Backyard Camping” is all about finding affordable, inventive ways to have fun with family. Sometimes all you need is a little imagination to have the best time of your life!
What I hope children, teachers, and families get from this song: I hope that families are inspired to use the resources they already have to create wonderful family memories. I also hope that they go out to their backyards (or stay in their living rooms) and literally pop a tent—C’mon, it’ll be fun!