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by Michael Berick
SCI Fidelity, $14.99
Keller Williams is a name that’s been familiar to jam band fans and guitar aficionados, but with his 16th disc he’ll become well known to family music audiences as well. With Kids, Williams showcases his quirky sense of humor amidst his easy-going, twangy tunes. He’s something like a funny Jack Johnson.
This fabulous 14-track disc is strung together with a number of terrific tunes. “My Neighbor Is Happy Again” is a comical ditty about having goats and “Because I Said So” takes an amusing look at how kids and parents “negotiate” over things. Several songs (like “Horse Back Rider” and “Soakie Von Soakerman”) delight in silly wordplay while “Grandma’s Feather Bed” is both humorous and sentimental. Geared mainly for the pre-school set, it’s one of those recommendable records that will also amuse kids in elementary school and parents.
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