Help Me Win A GRAMMY!
First Round Voting is Oct. 16-29. My album THE FLYING PIRATE CIRCUS is up for Best Children's Album (Cat. 55) and my songs SHARK IN THE DARK and EIGHT PIECES OF EIGHT are both up for Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals (Cat. 64). Spread the word & send positive thoughts! Like and share my recent Facebook post about it!
Thank you - Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate
New Album Has Arrived!
I am so proud of this album! It's a 28 song collection with over 65 minutes of music. This collection sails the musical seas from blues to bagpipes, from dance mix to line dancing ship directions, from Celtic punk to nursery rhyme parodies, and from instrumentals to a spoken word finale.
Some soon-to-be-favorites include:
- "Shark in the Dark" is the monster hit on this new album - a song requested by kids and adults alike.
- "Eight Pieces of Eight" has more than eight references to the number itself, with a bit of math added in.
- "Without the R" shows what happens to some words when they lose the letter R.
- "Oona Uni-hook" is about a pirate unicorn that realizes it is OK to be different.
A crew of musicians and friends, lead by my Producer Andre Maquera, have helped me create an album rich in musical textures, moods and meanings. Natalie Reed has drawn characters for my other albums and now she has put her award winning talents to the creation of the cover art. I hope you'll join the crowd at "The Flying Pirate Circus"!
WELCOME ABOARD! I perform entertaining and educational Pirate Music for Kids and Kids at Heart (me hearties) on my CDs & DVD, as well as in person. My stylistically diverse songs are full of nautical references and have boatloads of wordplay. Find lesson plans, lyrics, performance details, contact info and more on this site. Here's a recent review from Kids VT.
Now you SEA me!
The second album! It contains 20 songs ranging from the pop dance groove of the opener We RRR the Pirate People, to the taken-from-history tale of 1717 (Black Sam Bellamy), to the raucous rock of Rock the Plank, to the surfin' style of FP's Raingutter Regatta. There are gentle moments in the lullabyes of Magical Mermaid Parade and Safe Harbor. There are songs that can be used for special occaisions such as Pirate Birthday PaRRRty, Buccaneer Bells, Mother of Pearl, and Dad's Alright, He's Pirate - for Birthdays, Yuletide Celebrations, Mother's Day, and Father's Day respectively. As always, there RRR lots of puns and fun with language in Polly Esther Pants, Pirates of the Mayo, and The Word Pirate... and languages in Gator's Gotta Go. The CD is currently available at Smugglers' Notch Resort, and online through CD Baby. Downloads are available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and other sites.
Pirate Drinking PaRRRtners!
Pirates get a bad rap sometimes (I wrote a good rap). With all their grog drinking they can get a little cranky. As a friendly pirate my bevvy of choice is Brown & Jenkins Buccaneer Brew. This Toasted Coconut flavored coffee is extraordinarily tasty, and puts a jig in any pirate's step. Order online at www.brownjenkins.com.
The Vermont Liberty Tea Company has cracked open a tea chest full of booty - Pirate Boo Tea! This herbal tea is made with rooibos, pineapple, coconut, spearmint, hibiscus, and natural flavors. Served hot or cold, it ushers in a taste of the islands. As a caffeine-free-tea, it's perfect before Buccaneer Bedtime. Order on the website or email email@example.com.