While teaching at a Montessori school, Justin Roberts began writing and singing songs for his young students, and independently recorded his first set of songs in 1997. Producer and college friend Liam Davis persuaded Roberts to record the songs professionally, creating what became Great Big Sun, rereleased in 1998.
Roberts' continued popularity and artistic growth resulted in his 2003 album, Not Naptime, being named a Parents' Choice Gold Award winner, and one of Parents' Choice "25 Best Children's CDs of the Past 25 Years." 2006 saw the release of Meltdown!, Roberts' most accomplished kids' CD to date. The album won yet another Parents' Choice Gold Award, was listed in Amazon.com's Top 10 Children's CDs of the Year, received a Gold Award from NAPPA, and was named the #1 Children's CD of 2006 in the Fids and Kamily Poll.
The follow-up, Pop Fly, was released in 2008 to great accolades from parents, kids, and reviewers alike, while Jungle Gym made our list of Best Kids' Music of 2010. For a more detailed profile of Justin Roberts, check out our Justin Roberts bio page.
The Music of Justin Roberts' 'Lullaby'
More Music from Justin Roberts' 'Lullaby'
Many, many artists have released their version of what they think a lullaby album should sound like. To his credit, Justin Roberts has stuck to his creative guns in that Lullaby sounds like a Justin Roberts album, although his typical powerpop chord changes have been toned down and ringing guitars are nowhere to be heard. Which isn't a bad thing, because you don't want your little ones to be rocking out at bedtime. Roberts has a great catalog of poppy, rocking CDs for children and their families, so make sure to check out any of his past titles. But for little sleepyheads, Lullaby strikes the right chord.
Released November 19, 2012; Carpet Square Records
- "Count Them As They Go"
- "What the Stork Sent"
- "Nothing On You"
- "Heart of Gold"
- "Doing It All for You"
- "Polar Bear"
- "No Matter How Far"
- "Easier To Do'
- "A Wild One"