Coal Train Railroad is the only (that we have found, upon much looking) project of original jazz created for kids. When you buy Coal Train Railroad here, you support a dream of giving children music that's made with the knowledge that they are creative, improvisatory and delightful, and their music should be, too. To see & hear more, visit http://www.coaltrainrailroad.com
Coal Train Railroad is a collection of original jazz songs created by professional musicians in Nashville for kids. Newly released, Coal Train is receiving glowing reviews from parents, musicians, educators, music therapists, critics, and most importantly, kids.Written from a child’s perspective and covering such important topics as bellybuttons, juice, sharing, and snuggling, the songs are inspiring kids all over the world to dance, play, and use their voices to riff along with the musicians.
Produced by bassist Chris Donohue (Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller, Collective Soul) and featuring the charming, playful voice of Katy Bowser, Coal Train Railroad appeals to grownups, too. Not to mention jazz lovers: Coal Train Railroad features saxophonist extraordinaire and Grammy winner Jeff Coffin (Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Dave Matthews Band) and widely respected horn player Rod McGaha. You’ll keep listening even when the young ones aren’t around!
released 24 November 2009
Produced by Chris Donohue
All songs written by Katy Bowser and
Chris Donohue (CTRR Music/SESAC) except
“Snuggling Suits Me Just Fine”, written by Katy Bowser, Chris Donohue, and Kenny Hutson (Coal Train Music/SESAC, Jiggyfoot Music/SESAC)
The Coal Train Players
Katy Bowser - vocals
Chris Donohue - double bass, guitar,
Scott Hallgren - piano
Tanner Jacobsen - drums
Ken Lewis - additional percussion
Jeff Coffin - saxophones, clarinet, vocals
Rod McGaha - trumpet
Steve Keller, Daniel Noga - additional sound design
Recorded and mixed by Stephen Leiweke at
Yackland Studios, East Nashville, TN.
Additional recording at Bamboo Grove, East Nashville, TN.
Mastering - iV Music Group, Nashville, TN.
Website and Album Design
by Brannon McAllister
Thanks to: Portland Studios, Jocelyn Stevenson, Dr. Mary Ann Dudko, Steve Keller, Brannon McAllister, Cory Godbey, Tanner Jacobsen, Scott Hallgren, Jeff Coffin, Brian Hull, Rod McGaha, Stephen and Laurie Leiweke, Daniel Noga and Bryan Levay at iV Music Group, Brian and Kate Donohue, Alice and Matthew Smith, Tito Ortiz, Dorothy Carter, Kenny Hutson, Laura, Maeve, and Áine Donohue, and all of our treasured supporters and advisers.
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