Nature Jams [CD/DVD]

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Though he was a pioneering figure in the 1980s who fused country music and punk rock with his band Jason & the Scorchers, Jason Ringenberg has been enjoying unexpected success in the 21st century as a children's entertainer, performing family shows as his "identical twin" alter ego Farmer Jason, and on his third album as the singing farmhand, Ringenberg has assembled a very impressive cast of rock, country, folk, and jazz artists to celebrate the joys of the great outdoors. On Nature Jams, Farmer Jason shares 16 songs that encourage kids to get out of the house and enjoy a hike, explore the woods, and spend quality time with animals, and some famous friends tag along to...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Though he was a pioneering figure in the 1980s who fused country music and punk rock with his band Jason & the Scorchers, Jason Ringenberg has been enjoying unexpected success in the 21st century as a children's entertainer, performing family shows as his "identical twin" alter ego Farmer Jason, and on his third album as the singing farmhand, Ringenberg has assembled a very impressive cast of rock, country, folk, and jazz artists to celebrate the joys of the great outdoors. On Nature Jams, Farmer Jason shares 16 songs that encourage kids to get out of the house and enjoy a hike, explore the woods, and spend quality time with animals, and some famous friends tag along to help bring the tunes to life. Mike Mills from R.E.M. lets his Georgia accent rise to the fore on "Take a Hike," Hank III and Tommy Ramone play nice for a change on "Manatee," Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick joins in for some cave exploring on "Spelunker," Iris Dement swaps "Prairie Riddles" with Jason, Todd Snider once again has troubles with a moose on "The Moose Lives Where?," Celtic rockers the Saw Doctors spot some impressive aquatic mammals on "Well Oh Whale," Terrence Simien takes us to Louisiana for some "Bayou Boogie," and Brandi Carlile enjoys the scenery in "Have You Ever." As on the previous Farmer Jason albums, Ringenberg is clearly aware he's writing for a young audience and keeps the songs simple and upbeat, but they're also tuneful and more full-bodied and rootsy than the vast majority of kids' music on the market, and the musicians play with skill and genuine enthusiasm on every cut. While Ringenberg has gained plenty of experience playing for his youthful fans, many of his guests are new to this, and some sound just a bit awkward on the spoken segments that open each tune hey, Hank III is probably not asked to talk about manatees in a family-friendly manner very often. But the music carries the day, and Ringenberg's serious message about active lifestyles and exploring nature gets just the right spoonful of sugar with some lively music that should please kids without boring their parents. Plenty of fun for all ages, which isn't the case as often as one might hope with music like this.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/7/2012
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • UPC: 602527919409
  • Catalog Number: 001642000
  • Sales rank: 110,804

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Nature Jams (0:44)
  2. 2 Can You Canoe (4:47)
  3. 3 Take a Hike (3:49)
  4. 4 Well Oh Whale (5:49)
  5. 5 Meadowlark In Central Park (3:39)
  6. 6 Bayou Boogie (4:37)
  7. 7 Prairie Riddles (4:27)
  8. 8 Buffalo or Bison? (1:49)
  9. 9 Dison the Bison (2:32)
  10. 10 Spelunker (3:46)
  11. 11 The Glacier (3:27)
  12. 12 Manatee (2:14)
  13. 13 No Place Like the Woods - The Wooten Kids (4:04)
  14. 14 The Moose Lives Where? (3:50)
  15. 15 Have You Ever (2:56)
  16. 16 Skating Along - Addie Ringenberg (4:11)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Bonus DVD
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Farmer Jason and Buddies Primary Artist
Alison Brown Banjo
Terrance Simien Accordion, Vocals, Washboard
Suzy Bogguss Vocals
Iris DeMent Vocals
Kristi Rose Vocals
Webb Wilder Vocals
Todd Snider Vocals
George Bradfute Synthesizer, Banjo, Bass, Mandolin, Cello, Saxophone, Overdubs, Upright Bass
Steve Gorman Percussion, Drums
Jim Hoke Clarinet, Flute, Recorder
Mike Mills Vocals
Tommy Ramone Mandolin
Anthony Thistlethwaite Bass
Victor Wooten Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Joe Blanton Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, 12-string Guitar, Vocal Harmony, Guitar (Baritone)
Doug Crider Overdubs
Fats Kaplin Banjo, Fiddle, Violin, Accordion, Steel Guitar
Tom Petersson Bass Guitar, Guitar (12 String Electric)
Hank Williams III Vocals
Steve Ebe Drums
Al Collins Bass, Vocals
Bill Huber Trombone, Tuba
Leo Moran Guitar
Steve Herman Trumpet
Kaila Wooten Vocals
Ruthie Foster Vocals, Overdubs
Brandi Carlile Vocals
Farmer Jason Vocals
Camille Ringenberg Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Suzy Ringenberg Choir, Chorus
Adam Wooten Drums, Vocals
Arianna Wooten Vocals
Pontus Snibb Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Jo Nesbo Vocals
Justin Francis Overdubs
Davy Carton Guitar, Vocals
Kevin Duffy Keyboards
Warner E. Hodges Guitar, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Slide Guitar
Éimhín Cradock Drums
Taryn Engle Vocal Harmony
The Farmer Jasonaires Choir, Chorus
Martha Scott Choir, Chorus
Jessica Massey Vocals
Claudia Andrews Vocals
Addie Ringenberg Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Webb Wilder Composer
Dan Baird Advisor
George Bradfute Producer, Engineer
Jim DeMain Mastering
Jim Hoke Horn Arrangements
Jason Ringenberg Composer, Executive Producer
Kaj Robole Engineer
Victor Wooten Composer, Producer, Engineer
Joe Blanton Composer, Producer, Engineer
The Saw Doctors Producer
Rick Dobbis Executive Producer
Brad Talbott Illustrations
Anthony Daigle Engineer
John Svec Engineer
Kenny Ralph Producer, Engineer
Paul Needham Web Design
Lori Timm Copy Editing, Proof Reading
Tim Hanseroth Engineer
Phil Hanseroth Composer
Warner E. Hodges Composer
Kevin Crane Executive Producer
Beth Blenz-Clucas Publicity
Wayne Halper Legal Advisor
Sujata Murthy Publicity
Micheál Ralph Engineer
Matt Emigh Cinematography
Marcus Ionis Authoring
Forrest Lockwood Legal Advisor
Ed Jones Director, Producer
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