Bad Dino is an “urban field recording,” a musical compilation featuring 15 home-grown children’s songs performed by over 25 musical creatives from the neighborhoods of Austin Texas, for kids ages 18 months to 5…and their parents.
Author/kid expert/grandmother Barbara Wilson-Clay wrote the song lyrics, and Jane Gillman, longtime performer/recording artist and University of Texas Anthropology/Folklore major, is the composer and producer. Each song features a style of American traditional music and one or two instruments – from hammered dulcimer to bowed psaltery to the usual suspects (fiddle, banjo, etc). This collection of simple, catchy songs from the perspective of the child inspires young listeners to tune into the words and the rhythm, get curious about instruments, move and sing.
The Bad Dino Songbook is a companion sing-along and activity book to the Bad Dino CD. Each song features lyrics, chords, sheet music “snippets” and an accompanying activity. Dinosaur and instrument illustrations are by artist Susie Pollard and may be dowloaded for free from our coloring book page.