The Harmonica Pocket – Music ReviewMay 24, 2016
Do you every find yourself driving in your car alone and singing out loud to your kids music? That’s what I was doing this morning on the way to work. When I finally caught myself I didn’t turn it off. If fact I listened and sang along all the way to work and all the way home.
The music was Sundrops by The Harmonica Pocket. Since reviewing the new Raffi album we have received a lot of CDs in the mail but none have inspired a review until The Harmonica Pocket CD arrived. In its non-descript brown CD case we thought it was some instrumental harmonica music for us adults. We were wrong.
From the first time in the car CD player The Harmonica Pocket captivated both our kids and ourselves. The lyrics were original, catchy and smart. Our kids love music, but they love good music best and they know when a songwriter is singing to them.
While half of the songs on the album are about the weather we can relate. The musicians of Harmonica Pocket live just south of us, in Puget Sound, Washington. We understand the lyrics in the Sunsong “Sunshine puts me in a happy mood”, also “Raindrops won’t stop so let’s get wet. We’ll dry off someday. It’s just water anyways” and the optimistic and catchy “It’s gotta rain if you want a rainbow”.
Our other favourites include “I Love Ukeleles”, “Are You A Monster Too?” and “Surprise” which includes a visit from a racoon, turtle, blackbird, eagle, bullfrog and cougar.
Don’t buy this album if you don’t like catchy music with good lyrics that will get stuck in your head for hours. But I think you should get this album if you are going on a road trip this summer, having a kid party or generally appreciate great children’s music.
But don’t take my word for it. Here is a link to the band’s YouTube page so you can watch the video they made for the Monster Song. Not only did my kids want to watch it over and over again it made me think that making a music video with my kids would be a very fun thing to do.
If you would like to buy the CD click the amazon link here.