Web site: http://www.redgrammer.com
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ed Grammer is one of the premier entertainers of children and families in America. Described by Parent’s Magazine as “the best voice in children’s music” Red has set the gold standard for writing and performing music that that playfully reconnects each one of us with the best in ourselves.
Red can be heard tickling and nourishing hearts and souls via his award-winning recordings; his numerous appearances on television (The Today Show, CBS This Morning, Nickelodeon, Showtime, PBS, The Disney Channel… ); his unforgettable live concerts; his award-winning DVD (Hooray for the World); as a featured artist on the 2005 Grammy-winning Best Musical Album for Children, “cEllabration: A Tribute To Ella Jenkins”; and on his new Grammy nominated album, “Bebop Your Best!"
Red began his performing career by replacing Glenn Yarborough as the lead tenor in the renowned folk trio, The Limeliters. At the same time Red and his wife, Kathy Grammer, began writing songs for their young sons, David and Andy, resulting in Red’s first children’s recording, Can You Sound Just Like Me? which was featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered”. Discovering they were on to something special they went back to work and released, Teaching Peace, named by The All Music Guide as “one of the top five children’s recordings of all time” and the recipient of a rare Parent’s Choice Classic Award. It was followed by the multi-award-winning recordings- Down the Do Re Mi, Red Grammer’s Favorite Sing Along Songs, and Hello World. Beloved by children and parents around the world, his children’s recordings are also a treasured resource for teachers who use them to communicate the themes of caring, excellence, oneness, and diversity in a language kids instantly understand and eagerly embrace.
Combining one of the truly great voices in the business with an unerring sense of performance and play, Red’s live concerts delight audiences, young and old, in performing arts centers all across America. He is also a frequent keynote speaker and performer at national and regional educational conferences in the U.S. and Canada.
Now Red is back with “BeBop Your Best! …Music To Build Character By”, his new Grammy nominated collection of songs for Kids of All Ages. This musical/lyrical tour de force, co-written with songwriting luminary, Pamela Phillips Oland, overflows with humor, wit, feistiness, and Red’s irresistible charm. “Truthfulness”, “Integrity”, “Responsibility”, “Citizenship” and many others have never sounded so good or been so user-friendly and fun as when this pre-eminent Family Artist gets his joyful heart around them.
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