Earthworm Ensemble is a music project for kids and parents, with some of Los Angeles’s best folk/country/roots stars singing and playing fiddles, mandolins, guitars, steel, percussion and synth. The music is old timey, folk rock, New Orleans second line, and even some funky beats.
We sing about earthworms, farmer’s markets, trains, how to make pizza and prepare corn, walking in the woods, birds, buffaloes. Kids can sing along, there’s a song to drum along to, a lullabye, and the pizza and corn recipes really work!
Earthworm Ensemble was started by Shawn and Sherri Nourse and their 3 year old son Nolan, who sings about a bear and a dog superheroes on the CD. They were joined by Paul Lacques of I See Hawks In L.A. and his wife Victoria Jacobs, and then by other members of the Hawks: Paul Marshall, Brantley Kearns, and Rob Waller.
Then some of our favorite country and folk musicians joined in: Mike Stinson sings about a recipe for corn, The Chapin Sisters add their angelic harmonies to three songs, and David Jackson, who’s played with everyone from Dillard and Clark and John Denver to Emmy Lou Harris, sings about buffalo. David has the lowest voice we’ve ever heard, as low as his Fender bass. He might even be a buffalo.
Richie Lawrence from Loose Acoustic Trio and Rotondi added some funky Professor Longhair piano and ethereal accordion, and
Luke Halpin plays some sweet mandolin and driving fiddle.
We hope you like it!