This week I'm breaking my usual format of covering locally-produced music, but I wouldn't do so if it weren't for a very good and noble reason.
While recently checking out the website fark.com, I discovered a story about The Runaway Hamsters , a 4-piece band of young rockers made up of siblings that include 9-year old Isabella and 8-year old triplets Abby, Gabby & Riley Keen.
The Hamsters are already gathering a lot of press across the country from such outlets as KNCI in Sacramento, CA and KTVB in their hometown of Boise, ID - if not so much for their punkish West Coast sound as for their incredibly big hearts.
Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Zak Morgan is a Cincinnati kid who writes smart, funny songs for kids that every parent can also enjoy. The Barber of the Beasts is his newest CD and it features 12 original story-songs, Zak’s take on the classic Swingin’ on a Star, and illustrations by the great C.F. Payne. He joins Brian O’Donnell to talk about his music, his live shows, and this new collection of songs.