Johnny Bregar and the Country Dawgs
Johnny Bregar and the Country Dawgs
Don't miss this afternoon of GREAT music for kids and families!
ONE AFTERNOON ONLY at BPA: September 21, 2014
Sunday @ 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10 for adults, and $5 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers or Family 4 packs for $25
Johnny Bregar is a seasoned family music performer. He is known for his engaging live concerts that delight kids and parents alike. His original songs and arrangements of familiar children's songs have a rootsy, jazzy, bluesy, poppy sound. He has recorded three CDs in his Ballard studio, and one in his Bainbridge Island studio and appears on four Putumayo compilations. Says Warren Truitt, Senior Children's Librarian at The New York Public Library's Early Childhood Resource and Information Center. “Bregar's been doin' his homework...originals like "Blue Dog," "Blackberry Pie," and "Owl" are wonderfully authentic, to the point where you would think they're Americana relics. Bregar has a knack, as well, for super catchy country pop: listen to the shimmery "Airplane" and the awesome choruses of "Best Friend" and "Summertime.””
Johnny’s songs are about everyday life as a child. He reaches across cultural and geographic boundaries with tunes that spark children’s imaginations and are comfortable and familiar. Johnny strives to make his music educational as well as fun. Very few of his songs are written simply to be silly –- he aims to strike a chord with kids by providing vignettes that echo the way they think about the world around them, while at the same time remaining fun and accessible. His music has been reviewed positively by NPR’s All Things Considered as well as ParentMap, Zooglobble.com, Parenting Magazine, and many, many others. Visit online. Photos: Carrie Robinson.
REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS
Melissa Block, All Things Considered, NPR “There is new music from a musician named Johnny Bregar, a CD called, “Hootenanny.” Some original songs but a lot of traditional songs and I think they sound great…. He takes a traditional song called Wishy Washy Woman and makes it this really high energy Boogie Woogie….” Full review: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6576654
Warren Truitt – NYC Children’s Librarian Yet another warm, comfy CD of country/folk/Americana from Seattleite Johnny Bregar! His first, Stomp Yer Feet!, is one of the best albums for the 2-to-6 year old set you'll ever hear, and his second, Hootenanny, features a balance of originals and traditional tunes. It would have been difficult for anyone to follow up those two solid collections, but Bregar does it with his third CD for kids, Dragonfly.
From Jonathan in Lopez Island, WA: Your CD ROCKS! I brought it home for my son, and our whole family danced for the length of the disk. The songs are beautiful and sweet and fun. Toora Loora is my personal favorite, followed close by Pancakes! which has inspired our own bouts of improvised verse over most meals. All in all Stomp Your Feet is destined to be the sound track to some of my children's best memories of what family is about. Thanks for putting your passion out there in such a great positive way, your music is in a class all its own!
2005 – Stomp Yer Feet, Self-Released
2006 – Hootenanny, Self-Released
2008 – Dragonfly, Self-Released
2009 – Putumayo’s A Family Christmas included Johnny’s version of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”
2009 – Putumayo’s Picnic Playground included Johnny’s version of “Shoo Fly Pie.”
2011 – My Neighborhood, Self-Released
2012 – Shake it Up, Shake it Off, ParentMap compilation
2012 – Putumayo’s Cowboy Playground included Johnny’s version of “Don’t Fence Me In.”
2013 – Putumayo’s American Playground included Johnny’s version of “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain.”