Family / Kids
RELEASE DATE: 2009
Billy Jonas/Bang-A-Bucket Music
HAPPY ACCIDENTS (Parent's Choice GOLD award!), is funky folk music for the whole family. It's musical medicine for the mind, body and spirit of young and old alike. It's a splendiferous sonic sojourn into the near and far reaches of fun and fantasy, possibility and purpose, word-play, wonder, heart, and hope. The arrangements include Jonas' trademark homemade "re-percussion'' drum set, as well as a glorious panoply of found sounds (rubber bands, body percussion, door squeaks, apple cider jugs), exotic kalimbas and marimbas, conventional instruments (guitars, bass, piano, banjo, accordion, tuba) and 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-part vocal harmonies. The 18 songs feature 13 originals, and 5 adaptations of traditional tunes, all destined to inspire and inform.