Americana Highways is pleased to bring you this song premiere by acclaimed children’s author and musician Johnette Downing, and her Grammy winning producer and musician spouse Scott Billington. “Mudbug Boogie” is from their children’s album Swamp Romp which will be released on Feb 15. The album includes Irma Thomas, Roddie Romero, Joel Savoy, James Singleton, Doug Belote, Lee Allen Zeno, Matt Perrine, Wilson Savoy, Jake Eckert, C.R. Gruver, “Washboard Chaz” Leary, members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band (Roger Lewis, Kevin Harris and Kirk Joseph), members of the Dukes of Dixieland (Kevin Clark, Craig Klein and Tim Laughlin), the McCrary Sisters and members of the ReBirth Brass Band (Keith Frazier and Derrick Tabb).
The album is a 2019 National Parenting Product Award (NAPPA) winner!
Anyone with children in their lives knows that good kids’ music is rare, and is welcomed with open arms whenever it appears. Kids love music, but it’s all too often mind-numbingly oversimplified and repetitive. That’s what makes this album so appealing to folks of all ages, from the tall to the very small. It covers the range of Louisiana music styles from zydeco, to blues, cajun and gospel, jazz, and brass band; all with the catchiest of grooves. Finally, here’s listenable children’s music with a depth of quality that’s infectious enough to have your kids smiling and dancing in a flash, and you along with them.
You can pre-order the whole album here: https://www.johnetteandscott.com/store/swamp-romp while you’re listening to “Mudbug” right here: