We’ve all blasted sugary kiddie-pop songs in the car in hopes of calming down the cranky little one in the backseat. It’s enough to make you pine for the days of concerts at 9:30 Club. Bethesda musician Jeff Bradford has been there. He played in rock bands and toured internationally for decades. Then he had his first child and created Jammy Jams. The CD series is full of hip, modern twists on lullabies that the whole family can enjoy. If you have a restless napper on your hands, any of the albums is a must-download.
The albums are a refreshing break from the norm. Most kid-friendly music is known for its overly pop-y sensibility or weird nature sounds — good for little one at nap time (maybe), but you have to listen to it, too. A fan favorite remains Jammy Jam’s first album, “Once Upon A Rhyme.” There are no vocals, so you can actually play a version of “Big Pimpin” in your car … loudly. Talk about sharing your musical interests with Junior!
Photos courtesy of Jeff Bradford