After a prolific career of over 40 years, Sharon and Bram continue to treat families to their music. As the trio Sharon, Lois and Bram, they provided the soundtrack to my childhood. In fact as I relisten to their music (“Alexa, play Sharon, Lois, and Bram”) I can still sing along to nearly every song.
This fall they are releasing several new singles – the first recordings since the death of their dear co-collaborator Lois.
The first single I listened to, The Drum Song, masterfully coaches children into becoming their own drum tracks. It’s deceptively simple. Even my barely-four-year old and I participated effortlessly.
The rest of the singles out so-far, while not requiring as much audience participation, are just as engaging and on-point. Colin Mochrie comes along to sing The Colour Song and riff on homonyms (complete with funny non-examples.) Jim Cuddy joins in Talk About Peace to … you guessed it, talk about peace and love. The Hug Song and Different round out the new releases, both of which celebrate tolerance, diversity, and above all, love.
I grew up listening to them teach me life lessons and singing along to songs of kindness. The old songs still hold up and my little one still hears them, but I’m also grateful for these new additions to the collection. I hope the new generation can enjoy these troubadours as much as I have. Stay tuned for more singles to come!