The dozen songs on Raise a Ruckus mix swing-your-partner country with story-telling folk and good ol’ rock-and-roll for a toe-tapping, upbeat sound. The fiddle-and-banjo-filled title song alone begs for dancing (and could exhaust even the most energetic five-year-old).
I love that Hullabaloo has such a great ability to look at the world from a kid’s eyes and then translate it into inventive lyrics. The song Bit Her tells a story about a brother who tests the notion that his sister is made of sugar and spice by biting her on the toe. And Favorite Day is a lovely little story about a child describing, in great detail, a painting of his family. That song gets a little extra sweetness with the added voice of Lunch Money’s Molly Ledford.
Plus there is something so fun about hearing Steve’s big, deep twangy voice singing songs about swinging like a chimpanzee or hiding green beans in his pocket so he doesn’t have to eat them. It’s silly like your kids’ favorite uncle who is always up for a screaming game of tag or a hilarious puppet show. Good times. –Christina