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Musicman: Brian Doser


The Big Music Thing

A strange thing happened in 2002. I had a son. Like many parents I realized there were certain things I wasn't prepared for. Being a musician I felt I knew everything I needed to know about music from the dawn of time to the present, from classical to rock, jazz to reggae. What I didn't know was children's music.

My musician friends sent me discs from many lands to educate and delight my new child, but when I went to the store I found a plethora of amazingly bad song material. It was either over produced synthetic sounds, or choruses of children singing out of tune.

I started to take my son to different events and happened along to the Great Harvest Bread Company on the very day the children's music singer needed to leave for a few months. "What a great time to volunteer for something" I thought to myself. I went home and started arranging all the songs my grandmother used to sing to me in the back seat of our 67 Buick while driving her home after Sunday dinners.

That was in 2004. Now it's a few years later and I'm hard at work on the second disc. The first, "Get Up and Dance" has been doing quite well. I love watching children who are hearing it for the first time. It really does make them get up and start jumping around.

I have a second son, and another on the way. Looks like I'll be playing and arranging for a few more years.

Enjoy the look around the site. I'm going to try to stay active and keep it up to date. Drop me a note if you'd like!