Artist: Owen Duggan
Album: Puppy Dog Jig
Age Range: 1 through 5
Description: It's been a long time to wait for the follow-up kids' album from Texan Owen Duggan, nearly eight years since An Elephant Never Forgets. But here it is! And while the target audience for his first album has long since aged out of his demographic, there's a whole new preschool-aged crowd who can be introduced to Duggan's sweet, gentle voice and song selections. There are a bunch of animal-related songs, a mix of Duggan originals and covers, including, just as I'd requested eight years ago, a cover of "Puff the Magic Dragon." There is no sly humor targeted at the parents here, just child-focused folk music with touches of bluegrass, Celtic, and jazz. The 28-minute album isn't meant for the families look to RAWK, but for families looking for a Raffi old-school sound that isn't, you know, Raffi himself, Puppy Dog Jig is worth a listen. Recommended.
Note: I received a copy of this album for possible review.