Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band Release Lishy Lou and Lucky Too

lishylouLucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band will release a new album of songs that create a world of adventurous listening for all ages. Lishy Lou and Lucky Too  is the new album and  features musical and theatrical guests, and will be available on October 1 on www.luckydiazmusic.com.

Lishy Lou and Lucky Too is a color-splashed, enhanced-reality, family-friendly variety show à la Peewee’s Playhouse, with a dash of The Lucy Show and the Marx Brothers comedy. Lishy Lou (Alisha Gaddis) and Lucky (a real-life husband-wife team) live together in a magical treehouse, and each episode presents a problem that Lishy, Lucky, and their friends and guests solve together. They’re a bilingual household (English and Spanish) that is filled with music and dance, encouraging movement and learning through song.

The album begins with the peppy theme song and a doo-woppy tune called “Thingamajig,”. Other songs spotlight people in history like Amelia Earhart (“8,000 Feet”) and Jackie Robinson (“Jackie”). The Beatles’ classic “Till There Was You” takes on new meaning when Lucky and Lishy sing it, and the song “When I Grow Up” will inspire kids to live their dreams.

The idea for Lishy Lou and Lucky Too came during a road trip, when together with daughter Ella, Lucky and Alisha shared music and stories. Lishy Lou and Lucky Too follows two family music albums from Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band: A Potluck (2012), and the 2013 Spanish language release ¡Fantastico!. The band is also planning several family concerts this fall to celebrate the release, including a concert on September 14 at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band Releases Spanish-Language Album

fantasticoLucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, a Silverlake-based indie-pop band for kids, will release its first entirely Spanish-language album, ¡Fantastico!, for kids, just in time for Cinco de Mayo. The new recording is available now from www.luckydiazmusic.com and other vendors.

The  nationally touring “kindie” rock duo of Lucky Diaz and Alisha Gaddis debuted the new songs at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Target children’s stage and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. 
To celebrate this holiday weekend, SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s Kids Place Live (Channel 78) will air a special one-hour “Rumpus Room” concert with Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band four times during May 3 to 5:

  • Friday, 9 p.m. EST/6 pm PDT
  • Saturday, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST/ 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. PDT
  • Sunday, 12 noon EST/9 a.m. PDT

Translating their hit song “Blue Bear” into “Oso Azul” and re-introducing songs like “Que Dices” and “Gato Astronauta,” Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band offers hip, fresh beats for not only Spanish speakers, but to families that yearn to immerse their youngest listeners in dual language right from the start.  ¡Fantastico! will have you dancing, regardless of what language you speak.