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For Kids and By Kids



For Kids and By Kids mixes moods and musical styles—from roots music, for which Iowa City is known, to punk, polka, folk, hip-hop, and synth-pop. It not only crosses musical genres, but also generations … Dozens of youths appear on For Kids and By Kids, and we hope that the many more who hear this album will be inspired to pick up an instrument, form their own bands, or do something else creative. – From the CD liner notes by Kembrew McLeod and Lynne Nugent

This CD is not for sale and is a gift to the community. All rights reserved by the contributing musicians.


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Track # Track Name Artist Download Stream
1 Beautiful Day William Elliott Whitmore flacmp3
2 Find the Time Ramona and the Slimdudes flacmp3
3 To the Moon Pieta Brown flacmp3
4 Bonbons Coolzey flacmp3
5 The Fall Song Awful Purdies flacmp3
6 Peanut Butter Pickle Sandwiches Dana T flacmp3
7 The Lullaby (Oh the Sky) Bethann Gavin flacmp3
8 Control Brooks Strause flacmp3
9 You Are What You Eat Brendan Lee Spengler flacmp3
10 Hold Your Hands Up Ratings flacmp3
11 Adelita Polka Dave Moore flacmp3
12 Everyone Loves Elephants Samuel Locke Ward flacmp3
13 I Wanna Be in a Band Fire Signs flacmp3
14 Keep Doin Ya Thing Ion and Romulan flacmp3
15 AWUA A OOOOO 8 x 6 flacmp3
16 Robot Song Prairie Green Preschoolers flacmp3
17 Rocky Road Family Folk Machine Trio flacmp3
18 Deep Blue Sea Family Folk Machine flacmp3
19 Higher than the Trees Neon Daisies flacmp3
20 Sweet but Sour The Nerps flacmp3
21 LOUD G.I.R.L. (Great Indestructible Rockin’ Levels) flacmp3
22 Let’s Party The Blue Phoenixes flacmp3
23 Rock, Roar & Roll All Day Carnivorous Bunnies flacmp3
24 Summer Vacation Copyright Criminals flacmp3

CD art by Lauren Haldeman. Designed by Amber Withycombe. Album notes co-written and edited by Lynne Nugent. Compiled and Executive Produced by Kembrew McLeod. Recorded primarily at Flat Black Studios and United Action for Youth Studios.

Project Partners: The Englert Theatre, Iowa City Public Library, and the University of Iowa Office of Outreach and Engagement

Cosponsors: Maximum Ames Records, United Action for Youth, Flat Black Studios, White Rabbit, The Iowa Review, KRUI 89.7 FM, The Mill, West Music, and the University of Iowa Department of Communication Studies.