Creatures & Critters
“Creatures & Critters" is our seventh album of music for children and families. The album is a collection of love songs for and about animals, and encourages us to remember that animals are as deserving of freedom, health, well-being and life as humans.
The music ranges from throwback retro-JAM arrangements to classic CJB all-out rock’n’roll. Singalongs and dance-alongs abound. The 17-track collection also includes five guided meditations to support children in finding calm and presence.
This album is the perfect soundtrack for families looking for joyful and ethically-aligned media to support them on their journey of raising kind, aware, awake and loving kids!
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Creatures & Critters is dedicated to all the dear animal beings who are suffering right now as a result of habitat destruction and animal agriculture. May we wake up and begin to treat them as family!
I'm also deeply grateful to:
The preschool children and teachers I've worked with over the years. I've learned so much from you, and you remain my biggest inspiration for continuing to create music! To name a few: KidsKollege, Sunset Co-Op, City Sprouts, Phoebe Hearst, Playmates Co-Op, Frandelja Enrichment Center, Judith Baker Child Care Center, Miraloma Co-Op, and so many more!
My partner Daryn Roven for his always amazing engineering and production skills and musicianship and editing (not to mention whistling and bug voices!)
Lucas Roven (dog extraordinaire) and my son Silas Crocker for inspiring The Baby Dog
Sophia Roven, Daryn, and Laurie Pomeranz for last-minute consultation on the album artwork
Jerry Garcia and David Grisman for introducing me to There Ain't No Bugs On Me, which became We Love Those Itty Bitty Bugs
Laura Ossa for her inspired and magical song-leading during our family's time at Sunset Co-Op Preschool
Animal Place, Rancho Compassion, and Preetirang farm animal sanctuaries for sharing stories about their dear animal residents
The kids and teachers at KidsKollege Preschool for the inspiration for the animal meditations
The kids and teachers at CitySprouts Preschool for the inspiration for We Love Baby Chicks
David Rokeach and Paul Lamb for their JAMmin' contributions to The Water Song
To all the animals, near and far, seen and unseen...WE LOVE YOU!
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Copyright 2021 Charity Kahn
Released April 9, 2021
All Music & Lyrics by Charity Kahn except for traditionals
Charity Kahn: vocals, acoustic guitars, keyboards, ukulele, synths, flutes, percussion
Daryn Roven: electric and acoustic guitars, ukulele, cavaquinho, whistling, synth bass, drums & strings
Paul Lamb: bass on The Water Song
David Rokeach: drums on The Water Song
Engineering: Daryn Roven
Additional Engineering: Charity Kahn
Mix/Master: Daryn Roven
Production: Daryn + Charity