Tell us about your music:
My music is down-to-earth but upbeat. I create music interactive, enjoyable songs for the whole family. While my sound is based on folk rock, there are elements of indie, world, jazz, and blues. I often use unique instrumentation and harmonies.
Tell us about your song:
When my daughter was young, I fell in love with children’s musicians like Woody Guthrie and Ella Jenkins. I started working at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music as a parent/toddler music instructor. One day, I visited my ex-bandmate, who was a dad. He took me to a playgroup he started where they sang songs. A mom there who reacquainted me with “I Love the Mountains,” and I fell for the tune instantly. On the album, I’ve put a rockin’ twist to it and added a dreamy flute part.
What I hope children, teachers, and families get from this song:
As a former Chicago Public Special Education teacher, I originally used children’s music as an educational tool. Mostly, singing together meant positive social interaction as well as building the children's reading and vocabulary skills. Hopefully, my music also empowers children to be strong, loving, and individual.
© Little Miss Ann