Take It From Me: The Family Garden Review & GIVEAWAY (closed)

March 25, 2011

The Family Garden Review & GIVEAWAY (closed)

“Out in the yard there's a patch of dirt
where the sun shines hard and the sprinklers squirt,
where me and my whole family love to go ....”

Inspiring lyrics aren’t they? This is just a small taste of what you can find on independent recording artist, Billy Kelly’s album The Family Garden!! This wonderful album is set to be released on April 5th and you are not going to want to miss it!!
About the album… Says Billy, “If, from a production standpoint, my last disc was a topiary garden then this one is (as the name suggests) the family garden. It's loose, it's a hodgepodge, it's friendly, comfortable, and just about anything goes. And man, those tomatoes are gonna be delicious.”
I had the opportunity to review a copy of the pre-released album and man, was it fun! This was such an eclectic mix of sounds, songs, and good times!! The Family Garden CD features a mixture of country, ragtime, and rock with a whole lot of silliness! It has songs for all ages and will “sprout” creativity and imagination in all! Some of our favorite songs included: The Family Garden, I’m Thinking of an Animal, Why is the Moon Following Me?, We Could Be Pen Pals, Rock Lobster, The Invention of the Straw, and It’s A Wonderful Life!!
As you can tell just from the names of the songs—this album will take you and your kids on musical journeys far and wide!!
Billy Kelly and his band, the Blahblahblahs, created this wonderful album in a fun “family affair” style- joking, singing, and jamming all the way through!! I got a real sense of all the joy that came out of making this album with the great childlike renditions which were shown in each song. Each song is filled with a youthful spirit, upbeat tunes, and magnificent lyrics.

Billy, himself, seems to be a child at heart and a great family man. “When not making music, Billy enjoys spending time with his family, writing poems, drawing pictures, and working in his garden.”
You can catch Billy Kelly and the BlahBlahBlahs on tour:
March 26th - Coolidge Corner Theatre - Brookline, MA
May 14th - World Café Live - Philadelphia, PA
May 22nd - 92Y Tribeca - New York, NY

The Family Garden CD will be available for purchase online at Amazon.com, cdbaby.com, & thebillykellyshow.com

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