Monday, July 13, 2009

The No Nap Happy Hour. Concerts for kids at the Iron Horse. Series debuts Sunday, July 26th at 2PM with Lunch Money.

The Iron Horse is teaming up with WRSI The River’s radio program for kids “Spare The Rock, Spoil The Child” (Indie Music For Indie Kids) hosted by Bill Childs and his daughter Ella - Saturday Mornings from 8-10AM, to present a monthly Sunday afternoon concert for kids at the Iron Horse.

The No Nap Happy Hour will feature the kinds of bands that seem to have taken their cue from They Might Be Giants in believing that kids’ music doesn’t have to condescend or, well, suck.

The first show is Sunday, July 26th and features the band Lunch Money. Lunch Money began in 2003 when musicians Molly Ledford, Jay Barry, and J.P. Stephens (bass, mandolin, harmonica) decided to try their hand at bringing the live music experience to young audiences; the name chosen to honor that first taste of childhood independence and power. They sing about such things as wishing for a pet dog, getting up the nerve to ride a roller coaster, and twirling around in rain and sun beneath an umbrella. The band's debut CD Silly Reflection received a top rating from Nick Jr. Family Magazine and their song "Caboose" reached the #2 position on the XM Kids chart. The band has traveled beyond their Columbia, SC home base to perform at such venues as World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, the New York Public Library in Manhattan and the Summer on Southport Festival in Chicago. Lunch Money delivers a high-energy show that aims to get children and their parents dancing, thinking and laughing. Lunch Money will guest DJ on Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child, on Saturday, July 25 on The River 93.9 FM.

Listen to Lunch Money on NPR's "All Things Considered."

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