I love entertaining kids around a campfire and I recorded a CD of the kids songs that I commonly perform in that setting; half of which I have written and the other half are some of my favorites written by other performers. Smore Songs won a 2007 Childrens Music Net award for children in the 4 - 7 year old category, though parents claim that their 2 and 3 year olds insist on hearing it over and over again. It's guaranteed to be their favorite music in the minivan for at least two weeks running, or your money back! Go to http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/tommypaxton where you can listen to clips and order the CD online.
My wife Julie and I collaborated with John Denver on a number of projects. He invited the Aspen Dickens Carolers (a double quartet of singers directed Julie with me singing tenor) to appear on two of his Christmas specials. He even sang the tenor aria for one of the performances of Handel's Messiah that Julie produced at the Wheeler! In 1984, he generously contributed his talents to a Christmas album that Julie also produced entitled "Merry Christmas Aspen." On the last four songs of the album he joins Julie's children's choir and the Dickens Carolers for some wonderful music for trimming your Christmas tree. The highlight of the album is the last song, the first recording of "The Heart of Man's a Palace," with music by Peter Yarrow and lyrics by Joe Henry. The hard copy of the album includes a booklet of my recollections of those days of musical collaborations in the early 80s. Here is the link: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/tadcwj