MP3 Chris McKhool - Earth, Seas & Air
Canada''s most famous eco-children''s performer blends sparkling musicality with down-to-earth environmentalism. Lively sing-along fun.
14 MP3 Songs
KIDS/FAMILY: General Children''s Music, FOLK: Folk Pop
"I was impressed by his musical virtuosity and personal appeal...His songs succeed!"
- Ernie Coombs, (Mr. Dressup)
"McKhool is Canada''s greatest eco-troubadour for young people and his concerts are engaging and educational"
- Mississauga Living Arts Centre
2005 Green Toronto Award of Excellence Winner
Parent''s Choice Approval Award Winner
Environment Canada Action Award Finalist
Runaway indie success Chris McKhool gets children and families dancing and singing songs from his appearances on Mr. Dressup, YTV and the CBC. Earth, Seas & Air won a "Parent''s Choice Audio Approval Award" in the U.S. for excellence in children''s audio! 14 great songs include B is for Bicycle, a song celebrating the two-wheeler. Romp through a rain forest in When You''re a Tree. And sing along to We Must Take Care, a children''s anthem for the new millennium! This CD is masterfully produced by Ken Whiteley, Canada''s most successful producer of children''s artists including Raffi and Fred Penner.
Chris McKhool is one of Canada''s favourite children''s stars, and has been touring across Canada with his children''s concerts for ten years, reaching over 600,000 children. Chris has appeared on Mr. Dressup, YTV''s Treehouse, TVOntario''s Crawlspace and the CBC. He was a finalist for the "1996 Environment Canada Action Award" for the "Earth, Seas & Air" CD and live concert show.
Chris has toured through all of Canada including Baffin Island and the Maritime provinces and has appeared at the Ottawa, Vancouver, Thunder Bay and London International Children''s Festivals. In the U.S, he was a favourite at the Taste of Chicago, The Old Town School of Folk Music and Front Porch Music. He has also performed in England, Cuba, Guatemala and Tibetan schools across the Indian Himalayas.
In 2001 Chris brought his love of violin to young audiences and started touring his FiddleFire! concert for kids in festivals across Canada, including the Distillery Jazz Festival in his home town. Chris has also brought FiddleFire! to Toronto Harbourfront''s Cushion Concert series and headlined Toronto''s First Night at the Skydome.
Chris is a winner of:
* 2005 Green Toronto Award of Excellence
* 1996 Parents'' Choice Audio Award
* 1996 Environment Canada Action Award
* Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, FACTOR & PromoFact Awards
"Move over Bob Dylan and Tim Rice...[These] high energy songs had everyone clapping and stamping their feet."
- Port Perry Weekend Star