An oddity of the KindieFest 2009 showcase was that the headliner, Ralph's World, actually played their set smack-dab in the middle of the showcase (as opposed to the final set). Mr. Ralph's World himself, Ralph Covert, had already played a couple shows earlier in the day, but you wouldn't have known it from the long, energetic set he turned in. More so than probably any other performer, Covert attempted to engage the folks in attendance, from regaling them with a story about dealing with Disney (a story that might not have been of interest to an audience made up primarily of 4-year-olds but was of great interest to the industry-heavy crowd in attendance) to several times encouraging the audience to sing or dance along.
What I'll remember most about the set, I think, is Covert inviting all the musicians in attendance up on stage with him for "Sunny Day Rainy Day Anytime Band." It's a song that the 4-year-olds typically hop up on stage for, but most of the adult musicians there up on stage air-guitar-ed (and air-bass-ed, and air-drummed) with their inner 4-year-old, so it really didn't make much of a difference. It's a song that I've never been that enamored of on record, but totally rocked on stage.
Ralph's World - "The Rhyming Circus"
Another song (an oldie but goodie) and picture after the jump.
Ralph's World - "The Coffee Song"
All photos -- except the fuzzy one of everyone up on stage with Ralph -- used with permission of J.P. Stephens from the band Lunch Money; visit him at Lumos Studio. (The fuzzy one is mine.)