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In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day (April 22, 2020) and to support all honest efforts of environmental protection, I am releasing several occasional/topical songs. Three of the four songs are available now for free! Please click on the images to listen to the songs.

"Hugs for My Family (Coronavirus Version)"
In 2018, I participated in Steve Denyes's 20-Songs-in-20-Days challenge, in which Kindie Music fans created titles and Steve (and a different one of his colleagues each day) wrote songs with those titles, one per day for 20 days. On the morning of February 4 (Super Bowl Sunday), I was given the title "Hugs for My Family, High Fives for My Friends." I cooked up a song about that season's flu epidemic. It became a SiriusXM Radio Kids Place Live hit, and a portion of the royalties were donated to Happy Star Melodies, a charity that brings musical instruments and musical experiences to kids facing long hospital stays. This is my updated coronavirus version. I hope it provides succor, smiles, and solidarity!

“The Petrified Forest”
I wrote this song during a tour a while back after taking a long detour off of my route to visit Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. These days, it isn't the only forest that's petrified.

Summer days in the suburbs should be halcyon days... peaceful days... days uninterrupted by the obnoxious din of leaf blowers and other pollutant-spewing landscaping machines. From dawn to dusk, our summer reverie is ruined by people trying to tame and conquer nature with their tools. I say leave the grass alone. Let's see the world unmown. Let's have meadows instead of lawns. Let's make our yards scenes that Albert Bierstadt would have loved to paint!

Coming Soon: "The Hippopotamus and the Critter from the Swamp"

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Randy's seventh not-JUST-for-kids CD, Shake It and Break It, is available now! Jam on Rye
Here are what the critics are saying so far:

"No, this is not a kids record. [It's] aimed at kids but can really be appreciated by adults. This is like a modern version of Rocky & Bullwinkle. Sure, that was a cartoon, and five year olds couldn't really understand stories about the Cold War. Same vibe here. Adults will be ROFL throughout. ... This is a classic."
Midwest Record

"This outstanding album not only will have children laughing but also introduce them to blues music."
Book Worm

"Have you ever had one of those amazing experiences that you're pretty sure will play a part in how your kid chooses to live the rest of his/her life? Today was one of those days for me. The best analogy I can come up is that Randy Kaplan is the Arrested Development of children's music--brilliant, laugh-out-loud funny, and way ahead of his time."
—Melissa Skabich / FITS N GIGGLES

"Randy Kaplan is the current king of the storysong, and his magic is best witnessed live. Great example of grownup music for kids, kids' music for grownups."
—Warren Truitt /

"Randy Kaplan is one of those happy-they-exist people you can't quite tell is playing kids' music. And yet he is."

"He doesn’t dumb it down for the kids....He just expects them to come along for the ride. And they do."

Check out Randy's not-REALLY-for-kids music by clicking an image below or the NON-KIDS STUFF link in the menu bar at the top of this page!

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