The Baby Grands

The Baby Grands

BandAlternativeChildren's Music

The Baby Grands are an award winning indie rock band that play adult friendly kid's music. These industry veterans are loving the growing family music genre, often called kindie rock. If Fountains of Wayne, The Barenaked Ladies and Tom Petty had a play date, The Baby Grands would also be invited.

Biography

THE BABY GRANDS CELEBRATE RELEASE OF SOPHOMORE ALBUM

AWARD WINNING KINDIE ROCKERS THE BABY GRANDS RETURN TO THE CHILDREN’S/FAMILY MUSIC SCENE WITH ’THE BABY GRANDS II’

The children’s/family rock band, The Baby Grands (TBG), released their second album November 16, 2010 on the independent record label Backspace Records distributed via The Orchard. A 2009 National Parenting Publication Award (NAPPA) winner, one of the most prestigious honors for children’s products, TBG are thrilled to offer the family entertainment community a new album produced and written by both Ben Rowell and Chuck Nash.

Front man singer songwriter Chuck Nash, a Musician Magazine’s Best Unsigned Artist and full time performer, lives in Jacksonville, Florida. Ben Rowell, an Atlanta resident who spent more than a decade as rhythm guitar player and songwriter for the Gainesville, Florida based band Big Sky, met several years ago while on the road. When they reconnected recently, the two found new joy in creating music together. “Ten new songs, one new face,” Ben Rowell smiles as he sums up The Baby Grands II, titled numerically a la Led Zeppelin, and his first family music collaboration with singer Chuck Nash. “Ben and I were on the same page from the word ’go’,” explains Nash. “We have a great symbiotic relationship, and even our studios compliment one another’s.”

Coming off of the top five Sirius/XM Kid’s Place Live hit “Why is it W?” Ben wrote for the debut TBG record, Ben knew he had a lot more in the tank for this second go around, which led to a new adventure in writing The Baby Grands II. The duo teamed up for songwriting sessions via iChat, emailed recording files back and forth, traveled on weekends and survived many sleepless nights of recording to complete their new album. And in this slightly unconventional way The Baby Grands II was born.

TBG’s new sound is an accessible combination of melody driven vocals and keyboard lines, thoughtful lyrics and big guitars from the seasoned industry rock ’n’ roll veterans. If Fountains of Wayne, The Barenaked Ladies and Tom Petty had a play date, The Baby Grands would also be invited. Chuck explains, “We didn’t set out to sound like anyone, and then we found ourselves with an opportunity to put variety of musical styles on one record. I think you can hear some Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash, and even AC/DC influences in there as well.” Starting with “Hey!” and ending with “Goodbye,” Ben and Chuck have penned a catchy and diverse mixture of songs sandwiched between the two creating a concept album of sorts.

For two accomplished performers and songwriters most people first ask, “Why children’s music?” That answer is simple to them. Chuck and Ben each have a little one that is the center of their respective worlds, much like music is. Chuck has a little girl and Ben has a little boy. Each is into writing creative, witty songs with their children as inspiration. Ben summarizes the experience by saying, “I’ve never had so much fun making music of any kind.” While enlisting help from some of their friends like Rob Peck (George Jones) on harmonica, Eric Brigmond (Donovan Frankenreiter) on keyboards, Brian Homan (Vassar Clements) on pedal steel and Ken Nasta (Royal Trüx) on drums, Chuck and Ben have created a family album that they truly can be proud of.

About Backspace Records
Backspace Records is an independent record label with an assorted roster of artists including Real Blues Magazine Debut Album of the Year winner, Guitar Red (Billy Walls), former Big Sky front man singer songwriter, Mark Gaignard, and others. Backspace simply seeks to develop artists musically and give them a chance to succeed financially. The children’s/family genre is an exciting addition for the company. As with their other releases, a portion of the label’s profits from The Baby Grands II will go towards organ donor organizations. All of Backspace’s recordings are dedicated to the memory of Mack Lindsey, their friend, business partner and heart transplant recipient.

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Lyrics

Where Are You From?

Written By: Ben Rowell, Chuck Nash

America Canada Korea Japan
Germany France India Thailand
Australia Mexico Brazil Ecuador
China England Spain El Salvador

These are places we can go
But there’s one thing I’d like to know…

Oh oh where are you from?
Does it rain or have lots of sun?
Do the mountains seem to touch the sky?
Where are you from?

Russia Scotland Denmark Gambia
Israel Jamaica Iraq Zambia
Egypt Haiti Chili Pakistan
Iceland Ireland Greece Afghanistan

These are places we can go
But there’s one thing I’d like to know…

Oh oh where are you from?
Does it rain or have lots of sun?
Are the beaches warm and linen white?
Where are you from?

Brain Freeze

Written By: Ben Rowell

When the sun beats down
Your ice cream’s gonna melt
If you eat it too fast
Something everybody’s felt

Is the kind of thing that’ll give your head a squeeze
Don’t call the doctor… You’ve got brain freeze

Brain freeze …
It’ll make your head feel like 32 degrees
Don’t call the doctor, you’ve got brain freeze

You take big bites
That cone is so good
But the consequence is
You don’t feel like you should

It’s the kind of thing that’ll bring you to your knees
Don’t call the doctor… You’ve got brain freeze

Brain freeze…
It’ll make your head feel like 32 degrees
Don’t call the doctor, you’ve got brain freeze

Paper Airplane

Written By: Ben Rowell

Paper Airplane way up high
Over the cities and across the sky
When you get back there’s a place to land
I’ll be waiting with open hands

Paper Airplane don’t fly away
You’re the best glider that I ever made
When you fly so high up in the sky
Hope you come back to play
Paper Airplane don’t fly away

Paper airplane a graceful soar
Over the mountains and the ocean shore
If you get lost just follow the stars
I’ll be waiting with open arms
Chorus

Robot

Written By: Ben Rowell

I am a robot
With no emotion or free thought
To be human is what I want
But I’m just a robot

How does it feel to be glad?
How does it feel to be sad?
I never tire or want to stop
Unless you turn my switch from on to off

I am a robot
With no emotion or free thought
To be human is what I want
But I’m just a robot

How does it feel to laugh or cry?
How does it feel to say goodbye?
I can get you out of a jam
As long as its part of my computer program

I am a robot
With no emotion or free thought
To be human is what I want
But I’m just a robot

I’ll never have a beating heart
I’ll never know just how it feels to be real
All because I’m made of steel…

I am a robot
To be human is what I want

I am a robot
I am a robot
To be human is what I want
But I’m just a robot…

Dinosaur

Written By: Ben Rowell

I can’t believe just what I saw
A big ol’ shadow on my wall
It’s ok he’s my new friend
But is he real or just pretend?

There’s a dinosaur under my bed
Everyone thinks I’m outta my head
I’m not scared of all those teeth
He snores so loud it’s hard to sleep
As long as he stays down on the floor
I’m happy to live with my dinosaur

He’s got claws and rows of scales
Short front arms and a long fat tail
He’s so fun to be around
Wish I could show him off downtown

There’s a dinosaur under my bed
Everyone thinks I’m outta my head
I’m not scared of all those teeth
He snores so loud it’s hard to sleep
As long as he stays down on the floor
I’m happy to live with my dinosaur

I hate to leave him all alone
When I get back will he be real… or dinosaur bones???

I can’t believe just what I saw…a big ol shadow on my wall

There’s a dinosaur under my bed
Everyone thinks I’m outta my head
I’m not scared of all those teeth
He snores so loud it’s hard to sleep
As long as he stays down on the floor
I’m happy to live with my dinosaur

Discography

The Baby Grands II - November 16, 2010
The Baby Grands - December 16, 2008