Cass McCombs has announced a new children’s music album that he made with San Francisco preschool teacher Grey Gardner (aka Mr. Greg). The album, titled Mr. Greg & Cass McCombs Sing and Play New Folk Songs for Children, is out August 18 via Smithsonian Folkways. Watch the video for the lead single, “Wave a Flag for Harvey Milk,” below.
According to a press release, McCombs and Gardner have been spending time together since they were teenagers in the Bay Area. The new album features songs that Gardner wrote for his students, inspired by what the children would discuss and learn in the classroom.
Mr. Greg & Cass McCombs Sing and Play New Folk Songs for Children follows Cass McCombs’ August 2022 solo studio album, Heartmind.
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Mr. Greg & Cass McCombs Sing and Play New Folk Songs for Children:
01 Little Wilma Wiggly Worm
02 Friends From All Around the World (Hello Version)
04 Requiem for Ruth Bader Ginsburg
05 A Builder’s Got a Hammer and Nails
06 Each One of Us
07 What’s Your Favorite Kind?
08 I’m a Nocturnal Animal
09 Paper Airplane
10 My Skull Is Made Outta Bone
11 Wave a Flag for Harvey Milk
12 Things That Go in the Recycling Bin
13 Roll Around Downtown
14 Deciduous Tree
15 We Build a Lot of Muscle as We Exercise
16 The Sounds That Letters Make
17 Who Are You?
18 Together With You
19 Oona Louise, My Friend
20 Friends From All Around the World (Goodbye Version)