Monday, August 13 2012 15:06

Listen: A Late Summer Roadtrip Playlist for Families...

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As we count down the days until the official end of Summer (I'm moving into Fall already, but more on that later), my friend Beth Blenz-Clucas of Sugar Mountain PR put together a compilation of family-friendly songs that are perfect for A Late Summer Road Trip... or just rockin' out around the house. You can stream the 11-song set via the Soundcloud player below. Check it out!

For more information on the artists included:

* Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band - http://www.luckydiazmusic.com from their new CD "A Potluck"

* Mister G - http://www.mistergsongs.com , from his forthcoming bilingual CD "Chocolalala"

* The Harmonica Pocket - http://www.harmonicapocket.com from their new CD "Apple Apple"

* Hot Peas 'N Butter - http://www.hotpeasnbutter.com, from their new CD "Catchin' Some Peazzz"

* Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower - http://www.folkways.si.edu - PREVIEW of a new song from her October release "Blue Clouds."

* The Okee Dokee Brothers - http://www.okeedokee.org - from their new Adventure Series CD-DVD "Can You Canoe?"

* Ozomatli Presents OzoKidz - http://www.ozomatli.com/ozokidz - from their forthcoming debut album!

* Aaron Nigel Smith - http://www.aaronnigelsmith.com and http://www.oneworldchorus.org , from his new CD, "Welcome to the Village" featuring Dan Zanes

* The Sugar Free Allstars - http://www.sugarfreeallstars.com, from their new CD, "All on a Sunday Afternoon.

* David Tobocman - www.veryhelpfulsongs.com, from his forthcoming CD "Escalator."

* Ti Zwazo is performed by Roselaine Bicep, Claudette Thégat, from "Songs in the Shade of the Flamboyant Tree : http://www.thesecretmountain.com

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