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Songs about turtles, springtime for toddlers
When his sister was playing children’s music for her daughter, Davy Andrews wasn’t impressed.
The comedian and musician from Virginia challenged himself and told his sister he would make much better music for his beloved 2-year-old niece, Anna. He made a CD and was validated when Anna asked her mom to change a radio station in favor of her “Uncle Davy’s” music.
“When the first [CD] came out, she’d always demand her favorites,” Andrews said. “I was out last week and I gave her a high five when she asked for me over some country song.”
Andrews has completed three CDs with his latest, “Little Turtles,” on sale on iTunes and Amazon. With Anna living in California and Davy living in New York, it’s been a fun way to connect and keep in touch with her.
Andrews moved to New York after college to pursue a career in comedy. A few years ago, he started playing music to add it to his show and try something new. Anna always liked hearing him play, and now she can hear him anytime she wants. His first album was mostly memories or inside moments between him and Anna.
His latest endeavor, “Little Turtles,” features 18 songs of light-hearted tunes about whales, springtime, backpacks and turtles. Andrews created the artwork for the CD and recorded it all at home. He’s now learning the various tricks to make the music sound even fresher and cleaner with his laptop.
The songs are simple and catchy and use various sound effects throughout the music to support the guitar, drums and keyboard. While he uses big words like “communicate” and “respirator,” they are very clear and catchy. If anything, children may learn some new vocabulary.
As his sister prepares for her third child, Andrews said she told him he has to keep making music for Anna’s younger siblings. He is happy to oblige as he’s now working on his third kids album. He’s also working on a regular album of indie rock and his one-man show to keep his comedy dream alive.
“I would love to keep doing comedy and music and certainly do them together,” Andrews said. “I’ve done a lot more music in my shows and tried to fuse them.”
For more on Davy Andrews: http://www.davyandrews.com/
Kurt Bopp is assistant editor/web for Central Penn Parent. His favorite song on “Little Turtles” was “Star Wars is the Greatest.”