We’ve been blessed with a lot of great first reviews and endorsements, awards and testimonials from parents and teachers. Thanks so much!
When I found at that we had won People’s Choice, I did a Snoopy dance. We found out we were nominated for best Children’s Album in the Independent Music Awards in May 2013. At about the same time, we received the Parent’s Choice Recommended award. Then in early August, when we were notified that we had won “People’s Choice” for Best Children’s Album in the 12th annual Independent Music Awards, I knew things were shifting for us. Recently, the Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written By Nature Double Album won the 2013 Family Choice Award, Creative Child Magazine’s 2013 Preferred Choice, Mom’s Choice Gold, Mr Dad Seal and the Academic’s Choice Smart Media Award. The Song We Are All Connected won first place in Songwriting for the Eco-Arts Awards.
Reviews and Endorsements for the Album and Book
The CD makes a great first impression dashing out 3 amazing songs in a row. The musicianship of everyone involved is above the bar. I would classify this music as classic Children’s Pop, with brief touches of Reggae and Caribbean Brazilian-Pop type overtones. There’s even a Rap and a Country piece. Along the way you will notice lush instrumentation with things like impressive horn sections, impressive solo guitar, well placed percussion accents, impressive pedal steel, sonic touches, well placed Keyboard, and lush harmonies layered everywhere built upon a thick as a brick rhythm section. What I like the most about this catalogue is how well all the pieces seem to groove together, testament to hundreds of hours of writing and behind the scenes production work no doubt. Now turning our attention over to all the performers – as for their individual contribution – all amazing! … Pachas Pajamas delivers 15 solid tracks all providing musical enjoyment filled with strong messages and strong melodic variety and diversity. From grooving “Welcome to Pacha Jamma”, and Butterfly Life” to rocking “Nature Superhero” to intoxicating “Wake up Everybody” Pachas Pajamas has something for just about everyone. ~ Indie Music Digest Review for the Volume 1 album: 9 out of 10 stars
I am so happy. Parents are having a great experience with my albums and books. Often when Uncle Dave and Mr. Aaron go to community events, a parent will approach them and say “Pacha’s is all my kids want to listen to.” One parent told a story of two siblings that don’t agree on anything, agreeing on Pacha’s music. Parents tell them the kids are excited to get in the car so they can listen to the album, and its making for some great conversations in the car. One parent told the story of his daughter, who previously had not expressed interest in dancing, saying “Dad, I am going to be in my room dancing. Please don’t come in” and closing the door. They’ve also heard stories of parents and kids having deep bonding experiences while listening together. Frankly, I am a little surprised but parents are enjoying Pacha’s music even if their kids play it all the time; they say “at least it doesn’t drive me crazy!”