Friday, April 11 2014 10:34

LISTEN: FATHER GOOSE releases BASHMENT TIME feat. Dan Zanes, Joanie Leeds, Josh & The Jamtones...

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Play Hard. Rock Hard. So says the tagline on FATHER GOOSE's official website, and that's something I can definitely get behind. Now, "The King of the Dance Party" has released a Caribbean-flavored new family album, BASHMENT TIME (Amazon | iTunes) - and some stellar guests from around the Kindie world are along for the ride. DAN ZANES lends his voice to the opening track, a reworking of the traditional American folk song "Constant Sorrow," while JOANIE LEEDS provides vocals for "A Who?," and JOSH AND THE JAMTONES join the action for a cover of "Iko, Iko." Stream the full album below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER.

“My musical life would have turned out much differently if I hadn't met Father Goose back in the 1990's. When we started making music together I knew that we were on to something fresh, something that felt like the world I experienced when I walked out onto the streets of Brooklyn. He's a bottomless well of free spirited musical ideas grounded in Jamaican traditions but flying in and around the mysteries that all young people know. In a perfect world Father Goose would wake up every day to an enthusiastic crowd cheering and hollering outside his window. That's what he deserves and I know that that's what he inspires in families around the world. I hope that this new album finds it's way into the lives of all families everywhere. There's nothing like the music of Father Goose and the release of 'Bashment Time' is definitely a cause for an outbreak of all-ages dance parties here, there, and everywhere.”Dan Zanes
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James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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