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New CD!: Bashment Time

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Father Goose Releases New Family Album Bashment Time

With special guests Dan Zanes, Joanie Leads, Josh and the Jamtones, Coolie Ranx and more

April 2014 – Bashment Time is an energetic, eclectic blend of multi- generational songs that cross many genres and cultures. Father Goose’s first album since the acclaimed 2007 album It’s a Bam Bam Diddly, Bashment Time is a rock of all-ages for the next generation of Goose fans.

“Bashment”, a term that describes high energy Jamaican reggae/dancehall music, sets the vibe of this this wildly entertaining and spirited collection. The diverse range of songs found here encourage fun and dancing with its silly comical twists, inspiration and adventure. This album is guaranteed to keep kids and the entire family dancing and “shake shaking”.

Special guests on the collection include Dan Zanes, Joanie Leads, Josh and the Jamtones, Coolie Ranx, Elena Moon Park, Goose’s own Little Goose and many more friends from the Father Goose incredible family of musicians. Songs on the album are heavily influenced by Father Goose’s own childhood in Jamaica. The sounds of steel drum, ska, mento, reggae, folk, and gospel fill the album and instantly immerse you in the flavor of the Caribbean.

“My songs provide an opportunity to peek into one of my many childhood experiences and learn about my mixed Caribbean American culture.” says Wayne Rhoden (AKA Father Goose).

Of the spectacular friends that join in the fun on Bashment Time, highlights include Grammy winner Dan Zanes who sings on the opening track, a reworking of the traditional American folk song ‘Constant Sorrow’. Joanie Leeds lends her voice on A Who? which is a fast paced get up and dance song that will have the kids bouncing around until they drop. Kindie jam band Josh and the Jamtones also join in for a spirited cover of Iko, Iko, a classic call and response song treated here with a dose Caribbean flair.

Other songs like Farmers Market were inspired by Father Goose’s own memories growing up in central Jamaica. A sure to be favorite track Keep Your Head Up is an uplifting reminder that “everyday can be a new day” and ”not to let your troubles get you down”.

Bashment Time is a digital only release and is available now at iTunes and on CD Baby.

A Note from Dan Zanes

“My musical life would have turned out much differently if I hadn’t met Father Goose back in the 1990s. When we started making music together I knew that we were on to something fresh, something that felt like the world I experienced when I walked out onto the streets of Brooklyn. He's a bottomless well of free spirited musical ideas grounded in Jamaican traditions but flying in and around the mysteries that all young people know. In a perfect world Father Goose would wake up every day to an enthusiastic crowd cheering and hollering outside his window. That's what he deserves and I know that that's what he inspires in families around the world. I hope that this new album finds it's way into the lives of all families everywhere. There’s nothing like the music of Father Goose and the release of Bashment Time is definitely a cause for an outbreak of all-ages dance parties here, there, and everywhere.”

FATHER GOOSE WEBSITE: www.fathergoose.net

Bashment Time on Sale Now:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bashment-time/id796740970
CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/fathergoose1

Track Listing:

1. Intro
2. Constant Sorrow (feat. Dan Zanes And Coolie Ranx)
3. Silly Goose (feat. Little Goose)
4. Fun Day (feat. Roxanne Farrell)
5. A Who? (feat. Joanie Leeds)
6. Iko Iko (feat. Josh And The Jamtones And Little Goose)
7. Top Of The Mountain (feat. Princess Goldie)
8. Farmers Market
9. Big Family (feat. Lady Asha)
10. Wiggle Shake Shake (feat. Shiz And Mikayla)
11. Bionic (feat. Shiz And Lady Asha)
12. Keep Your Head Up (feat. Danger D)
13. Carnival (feat. Roxanne Farrell And Little Goose)
14. In Jamaica
15. Jamaica Ska (feat. Coolie Ranx And Little Goose)

For more information contact Stephanie Mayers, 718.222.2442, Stephanie@festivalfive.com.

About Father Goose

Rankin Don a.k.a. Father Goose was born in the picturesque Caribbean Island of Jamaica, West Indies. As a boy, he was always stimulated and intrigued by music of a wide variety, whether it was sound flavors of Jamaica and other Caribbean music or other sounds and influences of the rest of the world. He recalls that his first musical performance happened at the tender age of 5. Using his family and friends as his desired audience, with trembling tiny fingers encircling a microphone he performed sing-along to some of his favorite radio recordings. As an adult, Rankin Don went on to pursue his musical dreams. In the 90’s he honed his DJ craft as an underground reggae-dancehall superstar in Jamaica and on the streets of Brooklyn, New York.

Transcending out of the Dancehall world into the Children’s Entertainment arena, Rankin Don has been performing as “Father Goose” for the past seven years. A proven multi-talented entertainer, Rankin Don performing as “Father Goose” has breathed fresh air into the children’s music scene by letting children enjoy nursery sing-along and their parents reminisce about their own childhood melodies. “Father Goose” is featured on all Dan Zanes and Friends successful albums, DVDs and videos. From the Rocket Ship Beach album you can hear his performance of ABC where he makes learning tables fun for kids. On the Grammy Award winning album Catch That Train, he gives sterling performances on two of the hit singles Pata, Pata and Chu Chu Chu Boogie. He also performed on the songs Down in the Valley and Old Joe Clark, on the Grammy nominated album House Party.

Now “Father Goose” has his own family CD titled It’s a Bam Bam Diddly!, filled with contagious Caribbean sounds including reggae and mento mixed with energetic vocals and instruments. It’s a party in a CD, which starts in Jamaica and ends in Brooklyn with guest performances from Dan Zanes, Sheryl Crow, Coolie Ranx, Sister Carol and other Caribbean stars. The album has since been awarded by the Parent’s Choice Foundation and its songs like Bam Bam have charted at number one on XM Kids and still remains in rotation along with other favorites Flying Machine and Chi Chi Buddo.

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Date: Sunday, January 20, 2013. Time: 12 noon – 4:00PM.

Venue: The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Avenue at 92nd Street
New York, NY, USA
Zip Code: 10128

Box Office: 212.423.3337

Link: http://www.thejewishmuseum.org/site/pages/calendar_main.php

Details: Animals Illuminated Family Day: Create your own golden illustration or imaginative animal crown inspired by the colorful manuscripts on view in the exhibition Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Libraries. Try your hand at being a scribe with an expert calligrapher and become a fanciful creature through elaborate costume. Show your wild boogie moves with beloved musician Father Goose featured on multiple Dan Zanes albums.

Date: Sunday, February 10, 2013. Time: Doors open 12 noon, Show starts at 12:30PM.

Venue: Hip Tot Music Fest at the Littlefield Performance + Art Space
622 Degraw Street
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Zip Code: 11217

Link: http://hiptot.com/sponsor-info/father-goose-february-10/

Details: Tickets: In advance: $8 for kids, $10 for adults; At the door: $10 for kids, $12 for adults. “Non-walkers” get in FREE. All strollers and scooters must be checked in at the door.

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013. Time: Doors open at 11:00AM, Show starts at 11:30 AM.

Venue: World Cafe Live – Philadelphia (downstairs)
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Zip Code: 19104

Box Office: 215-222-1400

Link: http://tickets.worldcafelive.com/event/191395-peanut-butter-jams-welcomes-philadelphia/

Details: Peanut Butter and Jams welcomes Father Goose. Ticket prices includes processing fees. Adults: $10; Children: $7, Ages 1—12; Free for children under the age of one!

Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Time: 10:30AM – 11:30AM.

Venue: Madison Square Park
Broadway to Madison Avenue, East 23rd to East 26th Streets
New York, NY, USA

Box Office: 1-212-538-1884

Link: http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/madisonsquarepark/events/2014/06/10/mad-sq-kids-father-goose

Details: FREE! Kicking off our 2014 Madison Square Kids summer concert series is Father Goose! Come and join the King of the Dance Party from the Grammy Award winning group, Dan Zanes and Friends. They’re bringing an energy packed performance of old favorites as well as hit songs from his new album, Bashment Time. Come and experience a fun-filled musical morning full singing and dancing for all ages with Father Goose and his amazing band!

Date: Sunday, August 10, 2014. Time: 11:00AM – 2:00PM.

Venue: August Hip Tot Family Day at Lakeside at Prospect Park
Lakeside Rink @ Prospect Park, 171 East Drive
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Zip Code: 11225

Link: http://hiptot.com/events/

Details: FREE Live Concert with Grammy Winner Father Goose, Mr. Marc the MC, DJ Beyonder, and Melanie Hope Greenberg author/illustrator of Mermaids on Parade.

Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014. Time: Doors: 12:00PM; Show: 1:00PM.

Venue: Chessie Jam Family Music Festival at the Pier Six Pavilion
Pier 6 Pavilion
Baltimore, MD, USA

Box Office: 410.783.4189

Link: http://www.piersixpavilion.com/event/617983-chessie-jam-childrens-music-baltimore/

Details: Biz Markie of Yo Gabba Gabba, Justin Roberts, RECESS MONKEY, Father Goose, Milkshake, Lalabibi. $25 until September 1st; $27.50 September 2nd – October 3rd; $30 day of.

Date: Sunday, November 2, 2014. Time: .

Venue: Congregation Beth Elohim

Details: Details to come

Date: Friday, November 21, 2014 – Sunday, November 23, 2014. Time: See “Details” below.

Venue: Once Upon a Time Stage @ Miami Book Fair International @ Miami Dade College (Children’s Alley [Plaza behind Building 1])
300 NE Second Avenue
Miami, Florida, USA
Zip Code: 33132

Box Office: 305-237-3258

Link: http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/once_upon_a_time_stage.aspx

Details: FREE! Get shaking to the Jamaican rhythms of Father Goose. Father Goose performs all three days:
(1) Friday at 12:15PM,
(2) Saturday at 12:30PM, and
(3) Sunday at 1:15PM.

Date: Saturday, December 20, 2014. Time: 11:00AM.

Venue: Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway (95th Street)
New York, NY, USA
Zip Code: 10025-6990

Box Office: Tel (212) 864-5400; Fax (212) 864-4551; email boxoffice@symphonyspace.org

Link: http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/8437/Family/father-goose

Details: Adults $21, Members $18, Kids $14, Members $12; Get the deepest discounts when you subscribe.

Date: Sunday, June 14, 2015. Time: 11:00AM – 2:00PM.

Venue: August Hip Tot Family Day at Lakeside at Prospect Park
Lakeside Rink @ Prospect Park, 171 East Drive
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Zip Code: 11225

Link: http://hiptot.com/event/hip-tot-family-day-father-goose/?instance_id=158

Details: FREE! The event will start with a short performance of The Lion King Jr. performed by the Community Roots Middle School.

Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016. Time: 10:30AM – 11:30AM.

Venue: Madison Square Park
Between Fifth and Madison Avenues and East 23rd and 26th Streets
New York, NY, USA

Link: https://www.madisonsquarepark.org/view-do/calendar/concerts-for-kids-father-goose#

Date: Sunday, July 24, 2016. Time: 3:30PM – 4:00PM.

Venue: Brooklyn Children’s Museum
145 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Zip Code: 11213

Box Office: (718) 735-4400

Link: http://www.brooklynkids.org/calendar/2016/7/24/performance-father-goose

Details: All ages.
Join Jamaican-born Father Goose as he sings new life into nursery rhymes with reggae beats and a range of instruments in this family dance party.

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Bashment Time Music Download Card
Track Listing:
1. Intro
2. Constant Sorrow (feat. Dan Zanes And Coolie Ranx)
3. Silly Goose (feat. Little Goose)
4. Fun Day (feat. Roxanne Farrell)
5. A Who? (feat. Joanie Leeds)
6. Iko Iko (feat. Josh And The Jamtones And Little Goose)
7. Top Of The Mountain (feat. Princess Goldie)
8. Farmers Market
9. Big Family (feat. Lady Asha)
10. Wiggle Shake Shake (feat. Shiz And Mikayla)
11. Bionic (feat. Shiz And Lady Asha)
12. Keep Your Head Up (feat. Danger D)
13. Carnival (feat. Roxanne Farrell And Little Goose)
14. In Jamaica
15. Jamaica Ska (feat. Coolie Ranx And Little Goose)

Item Number: cd-002

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It's A Bam Bam Diddly! CD
Track Listing:
1. Bam Bam (With Coolie Ranx)
2. Flying Machine (With Sheryl Crow And Dan Zanes)
3. Long Time Gal (With Judith Murray And Aggie)
4. Sly Mongoose (With Sister Carol)
5. Come Down The Line (With Tricia Alleyne And Janet Alleyne)
6. Jane And Louisa (With Judith Murray, Cherise King And Aggie)
7. Jig Jog Gee (With Screechy Dan And Dan Zanes)
8. Panama (With "Bonga" Gaston Jean-Baptiste & Barbara Brousal)
9. Gypsy In The Moonlight (With Screechy Dan)
10. By And By (With Cherise King)
11. Music Man (With Danger D)
12. Chi Chi Buddo (With Wayne Smith, Ansel Meditation And Shiz)
13. Rambling Gibberish
14. Island In The Sun (With Dan Zanes)
15. Nah Eat No Fish (With Judith Murray And Aggie)
16. Mary Ann (With Ansel Meditation And Cherise King)
17. Reminisce (With Screechy Dan)
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You can get in touch with Father Goose in two ways:

(1) by e-mail at info@goosehut.com

(2) by telephone at 1-917-443-2350