Rivers of Love
This album in the folk tradition from singer-songwriter Kare Strong and gifted musician Josh Goforth is just right for quiet times, painting pictures of fairies, trees and flowers, respect for nature and our connection to it and to each other. Strong’s delicate vocals and Goforth’s accompaniment (including a notably sweet fiddle) turn this poetic gathering of tenderness and whimsy into word pictures that will kindle imaginations, from an unexpectedly meaningful encounter between “Two Toads and a Bee” and an appreciation for “So Many Shades of Brown” (“In the quills of a porcupine. In an artist’s pencil line ?”) to the “Faery Dust” reason that peacocks’ feathers look the way they do (“Peacocks sweep the faerie’s rooms. They use their folded tails for brooms.”)
Lynne Heffley ©2018 Parents’ Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper’s first weekly children’s arts and entertainment beat.