APPLES & CHEESE
ANNOUNCING! the release of Apples & Cheese
An album of new and used songs for kids and their grownups
Seven original songs and five traditional folksongs
with guitar, banjo, harmonica, dulcimer, jaw harp, and magic twanger
Available on all streaming platforms, January 1st, 2021.
For Laila and Eva (5 months), Aiden (2 1/2), Andrew (9 1/2), Anna (13) and their parents.
This project started as a do-it-yourself, private release for my grandchildren and their parents during a time when the COVID-19 pandemic requires us to stay apart. I recorded it at home – singing and playing all of the instruments. I had so much fun making it, I decided to share it with you!
Very special thank yous to:
My daughter Mally Smith for collaboration and vocal harmonies; and to Evan Hamilton for recording Mally in Edinburgh and Penicuik, Scotland.
Clio Moock for singing “Mostly I’m a Kid”; and to her father Alastair Moock for recording Clio at home in Melrose, MA.
In memory of Apple Rob (Robert G. Ayres)
“These are the seeds that will keep us surviving!”
~ Matt Smith, Club Passim
“Tom Smith writes songs that seem like they’ve always been there. [He is] a true folksinger.”
~ Dave Palmater, WUMB-FM Folk Radio Boston
“Tom Smith won over the crowd of kids and their parents with his quiet, classic folk style.”
~ The Boston Globe
“Tom Smith has his own secret wavelength with which he establishes instant communication with people of any age. I have never seen another performer develop relationships with young audiences so quickly and quietly.”
~ Bill Bonyun, Folksinger, musicologist Olde Sturbridge Village