Curl up with hot cocoa, a good book, and this CD

January 9, 2010 at 5:49 pm

John McCutcheon’s Four Seasons: Wintersongs by John McCutcheon; published by Rounder Select; 1995.

Although I originally wrote this review for a class in the summer, it is appropriate to revisit as I sit bundled on the couch, buried by Lake Erie’s wonderful lake effect snow!

I have worn out McCutcheon’s Family Garden and Summersongs. On this hot and humid July afternoon, I was thrilled to listen to Wintersongs.  As expected, McCutcheon explores wintertime in a variety of musical formats—from folksy to rock-n-roll, Caribbean to lullaby.  His lyrics are funny, poignant and seasonally spot on.  Remarkably, McCutcheon never condescends to children, not in his musical stylings, and definitely not in his lyrics.

I would play this as background music for winter programming.  I would also include it in winter displays and winter-themed kits.

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