We’ve had dozens of in-studios over the years, with folks singing songs and taking the vaunted history quiz from Ella. Here are some of them — more will be added regularly.
Here, though, we’ve got those in-studios for your entertainment:
They Might Be Giants visited our studio in March 2012:
So did Jonathan Coulton:
Ella interviewed Jonathan Coulton in January 2012 for Popdose. Listen here:
In October 2010, we had a really fun phone interview with Trace Beaulieu and Len Peralta about their book Silly Rhymes for Belligerent Children. We had to edit it down a lot for the radio, but here’s the full thing:
Here’s a lovely in-studio from Elizabeth Mitchell & Friends, who played a show in early 2009 and will be returning in 2010 with a February 6 show at the Eric Carle Museum and to play the Meltdown.
Dan Zanes came by before a show in Amherst and sang some songs and took the quiz:
The Asylum Street Spankers recorded four songs just for us and chatted a bit at the Iron Horse back in 2008:
Justin Roberts played a show at the Iron Horse and visited us in the studio before it to chat. (His voice was on the edge of failure so he didn’t sing, alas.)
Seattle’s most cerebral kids’ band the Board of Education visited western Massachusetts in February 2010 and played a few songs for us:
Uncle Rock is a regular visitor to our fair city and we always enjoy having him on. Here he is from January 2009:
We occasionally get to chat with some folks who don’t officially do music for kids. The Submarines were an absolute delight:
Recess Monkey has come through town a couple of times; here they are from the summer of 2009:
…and one from 2008:
Danny Adlerman & Yosi released a winter holiday CD in 2009 and visited the show to play some songs. Listen:
Dog on Fleas, another Meltdown 2010 performer, has been here a couple of times. Here they are in 2008:
A few years ago, we interviewed the legendary Ella Jenkins (whom our Ella, when an infant, had met in my sister’s church):
Mass MoCA has an occasional kids’ series. When Harmonica Pocket played there in early 2009, they also visited us:
In the fall of 2009, we had Ratboy Jr. come by our house and play a set on our patio. I’m hoping to make that an ongoing feature…once it warms up again. Listen here:
Local hero Jay Mankita had a song on a Putumayo release (Picnic Playground) in the summer of 2009 and stopped by to talk about it and sing some songs.
Another local hero, Dennis Caraher, has been on the show quite a few times. Here’s one from the spring of 2009:
Tom Knight is a local singer and puppeteer and came by in the fall of 2009.
Mariana Iranzi played the 2009 Meltdown and came by a few weeks before:
Our guests from the greatest distance must be the Mudcakes, who were here from Australia:
Charlie Hope played a set at Impish and she played some songs for us first:
Jarrett Krosoczka – a local hero – is the author of the Punk Farm and Lunch Lady books, among others, and also runs the book side of the Meltdown. We chatted with him back in 2008:
We had a great time interviewing Todd Robbins, a legendary sideshow performer, prior to his performance at the Academy of Music: