The Little Folkies Family Band is a popular children’s folk, bluegrass and old-time band from the San Francisco Bay Area lead by Little Folkies creator Irena Eide and featuring some of the Bay Area’s finest bluegrass and old-time players. The band plays a mix of originals and old traditional tunes for children, inspired by the children’s music of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Jerry Garcia and David Grisman’s ‘Not For Kids Only’ and more. The shows are always a blast and engages audiences of all ages with plenty of sing-along, movement and dance. The songs are fun and easy to sing along with and enjoyable for kids and adults alike.
The Little Folkies Family Band plays the music from Little Folkies, an award-winning music class for children in the Bay Area. The Little Folkies song collection spans four volumes (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall) of amazing, original, and obscure traditional folk songs for children. The recordings feature bluegrass legends such as Peter Rowan (Bill Monroe, Old And In The Way), Blaine Sprouse (Bill Monroe, The Osbourne Brothers, Jimmie Martin), Paul Knight (Peter Rowan Bluegrass band, Sharon Gilchrist (Uncle Earl), Avram Siegel (Kathy Kallick) and more. You can purchase the books and CD's at the shows or online at www.littlefolkies.com.