Randy Kaplan

Randy Kaplan

 West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, USA
SoloAmericanaChildren's Music

In his songs for children and their families, bluesman and balladeer Randy Kaplan blends American Roots, Country Blues, and Comedic Storytelling. “He doesn’t dumb it down for the kids…He just expects them to come along for the ride. And they do.” (TIME OUT NEW YORK KIDS).

Band Press

Roots Rocker – NEW YORK magazine

"Roots rocker Randy Kaplan is one of those happy-they-exist people you can't quite tell is playing kids' music. And yet he is."

Storytelling Chops – KIDS CAN GROOVE

“With his serious storytelling chops and musicianship, Randy is a pioneer (and) one of the most versatile and creative voices in kids music today.”

Fun for the Whole Family – NASHVILLE BLUES SOCIETY

“Randy Kaplan is one of the nation’s foremost children’s entertainers...fun for the whole family!”

Ahead of His Time – FITS N GIGGLES

“Brilliant, laugh-out-loud funny, and way ahead of his time.”

Magic Best Witnessed Live – KIDS MUSIC THAT ROCKS

“Randy Kaplan is the current king of the story song, and his magic is best witnessed live. Great example of grownup music for kids, kids’ music for grownups.”

Ace Guitarist – SMOKY MOUNTAIN BLUES SOCIETY

"Randy is an absolute ace guitarist, picker and ragtime player...A refreshing, innovative change of pace."

Deep Well of Pint-sized Frustration and Pique – ZOOGLOBBLE

“Kaplan is one of kids music’s top storytellers...He draws from a deep well of pint-sized frustration and pique...(His songs are) remarkably tender and sweet...One of the best storytellers around.”

Sly Wink – THE BROOKLYN PAPER

“Kaplan is a national treasure who brings a sly wink to the art of kid’s music.”

No Dumbing Down – TIME OUT NEW YORK KIDS

“He doesn’t dumb it down for the kids…He just expects them to come along for the ride. And they do.”