Uncle Rock to Perform at the Children’s Art Museum

Hilltown Families & Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child present
Uncle Rock at the Children’s Art Museum in Shelburne Falls, MA.

Event: Family Concert
Date: Saturday, July 28th, 2007
Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Where: Children’s Art Museum in Shelburne Falls, MA
Cost: $6.00 per person. General admission.
Contacts: Sienna Wildfield of Hilltown Families, 413-296-0096,
swildfield@juno.com; Bill Childs, of Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child
Website: www.hilltownfamilies.org; sparetherock.com

Kid’s indie musician Uncle Rock will be performing at the Children’s
Art Museum in Shelburne Falls on July 28th, 2007 at 10am. Uncle Rock’s
newest CD, “Uncle Rock Plays Well With Others,” has been proclaimed one
of the best of 2006 by the Los Angeles Times, and described as “The
hippest, most parent-friendly, most intelligent kids’ songs ever,” by
Woodstock Times. Tickets are $6.00 per person.

Hilltown Families & Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child are please to
present such fine talent in an intimate venue. Suitable for the entire
family. Kids will dance, parents will tap their feet, and everyone is
sure to leave humming. To discover more about the artist, presenters
and venue check out the following web sites:

UNCLE ROCK – www.unclerock.com


Since the release of his debut “Here We Go!,” Uncle Rock – AKA Robert
Burke Warren – has lost count of the number of parents who have
expressed relief and gratitude that a CD has been created that they can
enjoy WITH their kids. The former globe-trotting bass player (with the
Fleshtones), stage actor (as the lead in the London production of
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story) and Americana songwriter (with Rosanne
Cash and for Wanda Jackson) stumbled onto his most satisfying creative
endeavor yet as a teacher’s assistant at the rural School Of The New
Moon in Mount Temper, New York, where Uncle Rock was born. Warren, an
erstwhile stay-at-home dad, went to work with guitar in hand, and,
surrounded by preschoolers, found that requests for the darker stuff
were constants my natural bent as a songwriter to go to shadowy areas,
and I was happy to be reminded that most kids have an innate interest
in things like ghosts, wild animals, villains, misadventure and mystery.

Fast forward to the present and you have “Uncle Rock Plays Well With
Others.” Like “Here We Go!,” this CD explores often-overlooked subjects
that fascinate folks young and old: the largely Mexican/Central
American holiday El Dia De Los Muertos (Day Of The Dead) in which
families have a “Picnic In The Graveyard” to celebrate and break bread
with folks who have passed on; the difficulties of progress that can be
described as “The Gettin Big Blues” – I’m talkin baby talk/Pick me up
cause I don’t wanna walk; or the confounding loss of a single sneaker
at the hands of the “Shoe Bandit.” And much of it rocks, with drums,
bass, and instruments ranging from Irish tin whistle to kalimba to a
RevereWare pot.

While this outing uses an actual recording studio in which to capture
the music (as opposed to the portable four-track cassette machine for
“Here We Go!”), the rawness and spontaneity remain, with many more
singers and players gathering around the microphone. From kids belting
out back-ups on “Rock Out!” (Shake my head like the head of a mop! )
and “Rock & Roll Babysitter” (She’s got a tattoo on her back! ) to a
neighbor’s dog barking on “Playin Possum” to a cardboard box being
thwacked on “Magic Carpet Ride,” this is music in the moment, and it
reminds one of how songs can be a way for families to interact,
imaginations firing, legs jigging, heads bobbing. It was how and why
music was invented in the first place to bring everyone into the room
to enjoy the sounds in the air. Together.


“Rock of all ages… a platter that matters.” – New York Post

“Smart, inventive, music that really rocks.” (BEST OF 2006 | POP MUSIC)
– Los Angeles Times

“Kids just wanna rock with Uncle Rock, whose colorful, engaging tales
have made him a hit on the children’s circuit.” – Harp Magazine

“Freewheelin’ fun!” – Cookiemag.com

“This is the album you imagine your former-rocker husband would love to
make for your own kids–if only you had let him buy that Stratocaster
last year instead of replacing the washer and dryer.” – Cool Mom Picks

“Music that rocks both kids and adults is a brilliant concept and one
done extremely well here.” – Kingston Daily Freeman

“Roots rocking family fun.” – Chronogram Magazine

“The hippest, most parent-friendly, most intelligent kids’ songs ever.”
– Woodstock Times

“Thankfully adult-friendly tunes sure to become a staple in your
household.” – Hudson Valley Parent

“It’s giddiness and warmth packaged into fourteen well-written songs.
It’s a family connection.” – Indie-Music.com

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