I thought I knew what to expect when I saw the cover art on Mama Mac’s
self-titled kids’ CD: I was sure there would be an acoustic version of
Kumbaya and maybe a few 70’s folk songs.
Boy, was I wrong.
A veteran of
the LA indie music scene, Amy Elkins, aka Mama Mac, can take a
toddler-friendly song like Rocket Ship and turn it into a rocking
tune that makes me want to sing along, much to my children’s chagrin.
I know why my kids adore
listening to Mama Mac sing: She encourages them to jump around a room,
roar like a bear and make pretend chocolate chip cookies, all with a kicking voice — how could
they resist? Her music is sometimes cutesy and sweet but
always fun and full of energy. With the rich backup of a full band
including Amy’s husband, Mike, the music ranges from reggae to country,
rock and more. And like many things I remember about toddlers, it offers many unexpected, delightful treats. –Christina
Congratulations to Erin H, lucky winner of a copy of Mama Mac!