The Hobo Nickels present a batch of Americana songs about an imaginary Mid-West county. Hey, these tunes are so good they'll make you wanna move there!
These guys excell in the jazzy country end of Americana ... think Riders In The Sky or, say, old-school Chris LeDoux. All the songs on the album describe specific sights around 10 towns in make-believe Cooper County, like "The Kearney Barn," "The Picket Fence in Pilot Knob," and "The Excelsior Springs Water Tower."
From rowdy singalongs like "The Silo in Milo," to swaying lullabies like "The Ludington Lighthouse," Cooper County is full of amusing tunes that'll keep your feet movin'. One of the catchiest and funniest is "The Weaubleau Well," which hilariously describes what can be found at the bottom of said well in a style that can only be characterized as "Shel Silverstein meets Dr. Seuss."
If your little ones like story songs, descriptive lyrics, and witty word play set against a background of middle-America melodies, Cooper County's the CD for them. It's never explicitly said whether this is a children's album or a grownup album, so consider the songs on Cooper County kids' Americana for adults, and adult Americana for kids.
Released June 17, 2008; CD Baby