Beloved American folk songs blended with classic children’s songs that the younger set just can’t get enough of. Andy brings together two genres that compliment one another beautifully and captures the heart and intention of the songs as they were originally written. For this 15-song CD, he used true-to-genre instrumentation, thoughtful arrangements, and restored lyrics. Add Andy’s open, friendly vocals and you get a distinctive recording that will entertain and engage for years to come.
Why we like it: Sometimes it is hard to make an album of simple, straightforward music, but Andy Z makes it look easy. He delivers a 15-song set of familiar folk songs, from “This Land Is Your Land” to “Happy Trails,” is an appealingly honest, homespun way. There are some nice subtle musical touches (the way the clarinet and pedal steel weave into “Don’t Fence Me In”) and he does a terrific job of updating “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” from a girl’s perspective.