Our Adult Kid this week is Lead Belly. Lead Belly recorded music for grown-ups and children and was one of the important musicians playing the blues and folk roots of rock and roll. Today we’ll listen to a new installment of smARTbeats, our monthly series talking with a Teaching Artist working in Maryland schools through Young Audiences of MD. We’ll check in with Elias Shutzman, a drummer with Baltimore bands the Flying Eyes and Black Lung, and a Teaching Artist working with Young Audiences and Wolf Trap. We’ll also be Talking Tunes with Brian and Tom – today’s tune is “Everybody Wants to Rule the world” by Tears For Fears. And we’ll hear new music from kindie artists Jazzy Ash and Alex & the Kaleidoscope.

Here’s a captivating video of Lead Belly performing Pick a Bale of Cotton


“I Can See Clearly Now” – Jimmy Cliff
“Clap Your Hands” – Red Yarn w/Mo Phillips
“All The Time” – The L
“Blended Family” – Alisha Keys
“Lovely, Love My Family” – The Roots
“We Are Family” – Sister Sledge
smARTbeats – Elias Shutzman
– “Rest Easy”
Adult Kid Lead Belly
– “Cotton Fields”
– “Ha, Ha This Way”
“Eh La Bas” – Jazzy Ash
Talking Tunes with Brian & Tom
“Everybody Wants To Rule the World” – Tears For Fear
“The Yeah, Yeah, Yeah Song” – Flaming Lips
“Get On Board” – Alex & the Kaleidoscope
“Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That” – Robert Randolph & the Family Band