Critically acclaimed recording artist Red Grammer will once again share his fun and inspirational songs with children and families at The ArtsCenter on Saturday, November 21st at 11:00 a.m.
Along with his wife and co-writer Kathy Grammer, Red has recorded six albums of children’s music. Nearly all of his albums have been recipients of Parent’s Choice awards, who declared that “picking the best of Red Grammer is like picking the best chocolate from a box of Godiva: you can’t go wrong!” His latest release, BeBop Your Best!, was nominated for a 2005 Grammy Award for ‘Best Musical Recording for Children’, and his second album – Teaching Peace – was named one of the top five children’s recordings of all time by the All Music Guide.
Red fell in love with music in his own youth, learning to play guitar with his older brother. He first came to professional prominence when he succeeded Glenn Yarborough as the lead tenor in the famous folk trio, The Limeliters. Around this time, Red and his wife chose to record a few songs they had written for their own children, a decision which inspired them to share their music with other young people. Red’s music speaks to children in a special way, and as his songs energetically express, he holds dear the belief that children are “intelligent, inquisitive, and come into this world ‘pre-wired’ to…understand each other.”
Parent’s Magazine embraced Red as “the best voice in children’s music,” and he has made a name for himself with appearances on the nation’s most popular children’s networks, namely Nickelodeon (Eureka’s Castle in the early 90’s), The Disney Channel, and PBS. Many of Red’s songs have been chosen by schoolteachers internationally to “enrich conflict resolution and character education programs.”
Tickets for this uplifting family concert may be purchased via telephone by calling (919) 929-2787, ext. 201, online at www.artscenterlive.org, or in person at the box office of The ArtsCenter, located at 300-G East Main Street, Carrboro.
All tickets are $7, and children 2 and under are admitted free.