Get ready to sing, dance and expand your imagination with Put Your Arms in the Air!, the third album by Cowboy Andy and The Salamanders, featuring 10 fun songs that the whole family will enjoy.
Evaluation comments from our NAPPA Awards Music Judge:
“Put Your Arms In The Air! will delight you with its anarchic lunacy. There is the hilariously insistent questioning in the “The Letter Why,” the unexpected arrival of chickens in “Bowl Of Eggs” that makes the tune go vegetarian, and the crazy tangents punctuating “Countdown.” Just as you’ve settled into the album’s zany hi-jinx, Cowboy Andy and his band take a sharp turn with “Tu Ere Lo Mas Perciado.” It’s not just because the song is the only one sung in Spanish, but significantly is the song’s seriousness. In the heart-aching “Perciado,” an 8-year-old Hispanic girl is asking her mom why she sees and hears so much hatred and anger while walking home from school, and her mother attempts to comfort her daughter, and lets her know that “you don’t need to change because deep inside you’re already great.” The poignant and highly timely lyrics are included in English inside the album to further convey the song’s powerful message. Cowboy Andy and the Salamanders, who also earn bonus points from parents for covering the Iggy Pop “The Passenger,” will have listeners laughing for 90% of the CD, but with “Perciado,” they also remind us that life isn’t always about jokes.”