Every living being, from honey bees to humans, needs a safe place to call home. Dana’s seventh recording, A Place to Call Home, explores the different places animals live… in the sky and sea, in wetlands, underground tunnels and more. Featuring numerous musical genres ranging from rock to reggae, bluegrass to bossa nova, the album is designed to educate and engage young listeners while planting seeds of care for the planet we all call home.
Evaluation comments from our NAPPA Awards Music Judge:
“‘Home’ has come to mean something unique and rather different this year for everyone. On her latest terrific album, Dana (of Dana’s Music Playground) takes listeners outside of their own houses as she explores different places that various animals call home. She sets her fun menagerie of animal tales in an array of musical styles, ably supported by such folks like producer/multi-instrumentalist EJ Ouellette and legendary rock drummer Dave Mattacks (look up his discography). On “Movin’ Day,” kids go on a reggae ride to find a hermit crab, while “Animal Hide And Seek” offers youngsters an amusing hoedown. “Rainforest Symphony,” meanwhile, exudes a bossa nova vibe and strands of bluegrass color “Dog On My Head.” Whether intentionally or not, two of the CD’s more uptempo, rockin’ tracks – “Underground Traffic Jam” and “Let’s Build A Dam” – involve things not moving. More importantly, both are highly entertaining tunes – as is the rest of the album. A Place To Call Home deserves a place in your home – or your car, your electronic devices, or however you like listening to music.”