“Jeremy Lyons is a local favorite. . . He has a pretty big following!
His CD, Delta-Silly Music for Kids is a real gem. He records many
traditional favorites, like Oh! Susanna and My Creole Belle (we just love
this song). He has a very down-to-earth folk sound that everyone loves
and his acoustic guitar is just amazing. . .
Definitely check him out if you get a chance.”
Boston Children’s Music.com
Me & Thee Coffeehouse, Marblehead MA
This afternoon’s show is one for the family (read: kids) and Jeremy Lyons has the perfect aura to entertain young ones and parents alike. He’s real, in the moment, and gentle with his presentation. He introduces his instruments with little explanations of how they work, and does demonstrations when necessary (I’ve never heard a jaw harp played so effectively). The wonderful thing about performing for kids is their openness—when Jeremy says, “This is a banjo,” one boy in the front row exclaims, “I know that!” And Jeremy rolls into the fingerpickin’ of “The Sweet By and By.” He includes classics like “You Are My Sunshine,” “I’ve Been Workin’ On the Railroad,” and “Oh Susanna”—in which he talks about the inconsistency in the lyrics (“it rained all night and day/ the weather it was dry”). And the kids love singing along to “Five Little Ducks,” “One Meatball,” and “Ten Green Bottles” (a kids’ version of “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall”). Like the kids who attend the show, I learn something and I’m totally entertained at the same time. I want to attend more of these kids’ shows! (T Max)