Tracy Bonham & Melodeon Music House | Young Maestros Vol. 1
(Melodeon Music House Records)
Grammy Award-nominated alt-rock wizard Tracy Bonham brings her wildly diverse background to her latest recording, a non-didactic course in musical theory and confidence-building in the form of 11 fun new songs intended for children. “Lines and Spaces” celebrates thinking outside the box, encouraging listeners to let their imaginations run wild. “Let’s Take the Subway” turns a trip on New York City’s subterranean public transport system into an alphabet lesson while highlighting the sounds and rhythms of a train ride. One measure of an album intended for children is how often parents will be able to stand hearing it on repeat. Woodstock-based Bonham and her assembled crew provide plenty of musical depth and diversion to keep an adult entertained on many a long car ride. More importantly, the kids will just love it.