Summer Playlist for Family Road Trips & Staycations

Summer Playlist for Family Road Trips & Staycations

A collection of new songs from some of the top artists in independent family music. (Download the list for free via Soundcloud, during June 5-11, 2017.) This playlist is sure to spark family sing-alongs on road trips and rainy staycation days this summer.

The list includes classics and original songs, including some never released before, including:

  • Dana’s Music Playground:”Five Green and Speckled Frogs” — This mutliply award-winning artist wants kids to get up and move to the music. Her new album is Dana’s Best Jump and Jam Tunes.
  • Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band: “Paletero Man” — From the forthcoming album Made in LA, this Latin Grammy and Emmy winning and internationally touring bilingual band serves up a tasty-icy treat of a song about a hero of the barrio.
  • Jazzy Ash: “She’ll Be Coming Around the Mountain” — A touring artist steeped in the early roots traditions of American music, including that of New Orleans. Her next album will be Swing Set, coming out on July 21, 2017.
  • Tim Kubart: “Superhero 2017 Remix” — 2016 Grammy Award winner and Sprout TV host just released this remix of his kid anthem. Catch him on TV and on tour this summer.
  • Little Miss Ann and Amy D: “Senses Song” — These teaching artists from the Old Town School of Folk Music present a sweet and singable song to celebrate sensory explorations of the world. It’s from their new and acclaimed album Keep On.
  • Lisa Loeb: “Moon Star Pie” — One of the best-loved songwriters and authors, Lisa reminds us all that “you can make anything you dream,” and “It’s Gonna Be All Right.” The tune is from Lisa’s Parents’ Choice Gold Award winning new album Feel What Feel.
  • Red Yarn:”Mockingbird” — This rollicking, harmonica-powered rocker will make any parent smile. And, kids will love the call-and-response invitations in this song from the new album, Born in the Deep Woods.
  • Justin Roberts: “Rolling Down the Hill” — This Grammy nominated artist’s songwriting powers are in full force on this song about enjoying the moment. It’s from his new and Parents’ Choice Gold Award winning album, Lemonade.
  • Danny Weinkauf Red Pants Band: “Transportation” — Never before released, this brightly harmonic song from a forthcoming 2017 album kicks off summer with a 60s-esque rocking traveling song.


Hilltown Family Variety Show
Several of these artists have be Guest DJs of the Hilltown Family Variety Show (HFVS). See our short list below, and check out our list of podcasts from the past 10 years in the HFVS Archives. Over 200 episodes to choose from and our schedule of upcoming Guest DJs too!



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