Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Roger Day's CD Version of "Marsh Mud Madness" Now Available (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this CD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.

“Day has tailored his nature-inspired songs around a variety of critters to tickle funny bones and spark the imagination of budding biologists.”
~Parents’ Choice Award 2013
“The science is sneakily good, the songs are fun and the rhythms downright infectious.”
Christian Science Monitor

Roger Day's
Marsh Mud Madness
Songs Introduce Kids to Coastal Ecology, created with Georgia Sea Grant and Savannah Music Festival

Listen to the songs HERE, now!
Watch Roger and kids singing "I Love To Study Mud," HERE.
"Roger Day, one of the nation’s top touring family music artists, has released the audio edition of Marsh Mud Madness, (, and, $15 CD, $9 digital).

Produced by the Savannah Music Festival and Roger Day, with support from the Georgia Sea Grant and the Courtney Knight Gaines Foundation, the new album features original songs about the plants and animals that make up the Atlantic coastal ecosystem. The 14 tracks include songs from Day’s  live concerts at the Savannah Music Festival, plus two newly crafted studio versions of “Vulture Vomit” and “Turtle Girl.” (various retailers and, $9 digital, $15 CD).

The musical edition of
Marsh Mud Madnes follows the release of a DVD by the same name. The  DVD has won awards from Parents’ Choice and the National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) since its release in May.

Over the past two years, more than 30,000 children in several states have learned about the Atlantic marshland ecology via Roger’s Marsh Mud Madness songs. Three years in the making, the songwriting and video project began in 2009 when Roger spent five days exploring Sapelo Island, a barrier island south of Savannah, GA. There, he learned about the fragile ecosystem from scientists at the University Georgia Marine Institute. Georgia Sea Grant sponsored the visit, and they commissioned Day to compose a program of songs about the Georgia coast for elementary school audience. While watching turtles nest and trekking through the maritime forest, Day wrote a song cycle about the importance of habitat and watershed health, the abundance of creatures that depend on the state’s water resources and how everyone can help protect the coastal ecosystem.

“My hope is that through these songs, kids will learn to love the Atlantic coast and its creatures,” Day says. ”Once people love something, they’ll take care of it.”"


My Thoughts:

Who knew that my girls would still be asking to watch Roger Day's Marsh Mud Madness on car rides.  I had reviewed this DVD over the summer (click here to read my DVD review), and never expected at their young age, that they would want to learn about "plants and animals that live in and around the salt water marshes and beaches of barrier islands and how each one has an important role to play in a healthy ecosystem."  But, leave it to Roger Day to make learning about science and the eco-system fun, even for toddlers. :-)  

Just the other day, I received the CD version of Marsh Mud Madness in the mail to review.  While the song list is the same as the DVD, except for two additional studio versions of "Vulture Vomit" and "Turtle Girl," I love having the option of playing either the DVD in the car, or listening to select songs while playing with the girls in the house.  

I had mentioned how the DVD would make for a great homeschooling tool, and have since heard feedback and rave reviews from homeschooling moms I know about how their kids love this DVD and how it pulled together what they were learning in a more fun way.  Again, who would think that learning about plants and animals would be fun.  But, with a mixture of wit, wisdom and fun wordplay, Roger Day will have your children, and even you, singing about vulture vomit and mosquito burrito, or my girls favorite song, "Periwinkle Snail."

About Roger Day

Roger Day is a Nashville based musician who regularly tours all around the country, from festivals and schools to major performing arts centers. The former camp counselor, Eagle Scout and father of three has won numerous awards and acclaim. His most recent CD release is Why Does Gray Matter? – his second Parents’ Choice® Gold Award winner – features songs about the brain. Day’s music has been compared to Schoolhouse Rock, and the new CD and DVD Marsh Mud Madness feature his trademark, hooky pop sound and genial, kid-friendly personality. For more information and his latest tour details, visit

Roger Day's Upcoming Performances

Details on Roger Day's Tour page.

November 2 ~ Tum Tum Tree Foundation, Birmingham, AL
November 4 to 8  ~ School tour, Savannah, GA
December 17  ~ Hoover Library, Birmingham, AL
January 7 ~ Alabama Summer Reading Conference, Montgomery, AL
January 23 ~ Historic Capitol Theatre, Clearwater, FL

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this CD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.

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