Earthlings' Electric Washboard Band

"Celebrativity"

Earthlings Washboard Band
2009 Reading Appreciation Program 
For School Age Children
 

      

 

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Award Winning Songwriters, Singers and Musicians,
The Earthlings have performed over 4,000 shows in seven states, and 3 provinces.

Please scroll down for Program Descriptions, Reviews, Sound Clip Links,
Pictures, Librarian Quotes and References.

2009 Theme  "Be Creative @ Your Library"

"Celebrativity"

(Earthlings Celebrate Creativity)

~~ All songs are Earthlings' Original Compositions except "De Colores" ~~
Program Song Titles  (Click Listening Links for sound samples)
 

You Are In The Show !
An invitation to the audience - Take Part!

De Colores
Traditional Spanish song about the colors of nature.

All The Colors
Our modernized, English retelling of "De Colores" with a verse applying it to the creation of visual arts.

Nothin' Muffin      Listening Links: MP3     WAV
Using our imagination and creativity to make something from nothing.

Joe The Crow's Traveling Show      Listening Links: MP3      WAV
The true story of a creative crow and his dancing flight.

U.N.I.R. EARTHLINGS      Listening Links: MP3   WAV
Dedicated to the proposition that we are all part of the great big earth family.
(See Video Below for complete song)

I've Got The Whole World At My Library      Listening Links: MP3   WAV
2008 theme song - still loads of fun with audience "hand dance" and sing along.

I've Been Bitten By The Reading Bug       Listening Links: MP3   WAV
2008 alternate theme song - too good to put back on the shelf!

Reading About Earthlings      Listening Links: MP3   WAV
(See Video Below for complete song)

The "Celebrativity" program includes lots of audience participation,
visuals elements, lights, colors, spinning props, surprises and fun.

 

Please scroll down for Program Descriptions, Reviews, Pictures,
Video, Sound Clip Links,  Librarian Quotes and References.

2009 Reading and Library Programs Scheduled

 

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04/07/09  -  "Boogie Woogie Washboard Band/
"Celebrativity"

2:00pm - South Shore Regional Library -  Ruskin, Florida
 

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06/11/09 - Earthlings' Celebrate Creativity  with their "Celebrativity" Program

2:00 pm - Mid County Regional Library  -  Port Charlotte, Florida
 


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06/25/09 - Earthlings' Celebrate Creativity  with their "Celebrativity" Program

10:30 am - Lake Helen Library  -   Lake Helen, Florida
 

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06/26/09 - Earthlings' Celebrate Creativity  with their "Celebrativity" Program

2:00 pm - DeBary Library  -   DeBary, Florida
 

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07/23/09 -  Earthlings' Celebrate Creativity  with their "Celebrativity" Program

Come and Make a Khamak!   You Are In The Show!

1:30 - 3:30 pm    Braden River Library  -  Bradenton, Florida
 

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07/24/09 - Earthlings' Celebrate Creativity  with their "Celebrativity" Program

2:00 pm - Rocky Bluff Library  -   Ellenton, Florida
 

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07/29/09 - Earthlings' Celebrate Creativity  with their "Celebrativity" Program

11:00 am - at Alice Hall for Zephyrhills Library  -   Zephyrhills, Florida
 

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08/04/09 - Earthlings' Celebrate Creativity  with their "Celebrativity" Program

10:00 am - Merritt Island Library  -   Merritt Island, Florida
 

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08/04/09 - Earthlings' Celebrate Creativity  with their "Celebrativity" Program

3:00 pm - Melbourne Beach Library  -   Melbourne Beach, Florida
 

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10/31/09 - Earthlings' Celebrate Creativity  with their "Celebrativity" Program

St. Pete Times Festival of Reading

University of South Florida  -  St. Petersburg, Florida


 

 

Please scroll down for Program Descriptions, Reviews, Pictures,
Sound Clip Links,  Librarian Quotes and References.

Double Click the screen below to View the Videos
"Reading About Earthlings"
& "U.N.I.R. Earthlings"



Don't forget to adjust the volumes on this video player AND on your computer!  

 

Read the Review
from the Venice Herald~Tribune
*Click Here*



Jacaranda Public Library
Venice, Florida 2006
Photo from the
 Venice Herald Tribune
Read the Review (with Pictures)
From The North Manatee Observer
*Click Here*


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Rocky Bluff Branch Library
Ellenton, Florida, 2006
Photo from the North Manatee Observer
Read The Review
From The Palm Beach Post
*Click Here*



Blake Library
Stuart, Florida 2005
Photo from the Palm Beach Post

2008 Performances
 



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Scroll Down to see the 19 Branches we
visited in 2008
 


 

 

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The Whole World @ My Library

Venice Public Library

Venice, Florida


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The Whole World @ My Library

Elsie Quirk Public Library

Sarasota, Florida
 

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The Whole World @ My Library

Selby Public Library

Sarasota, Florida
 

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The Whole World @ My Library

Charlotte County

 Mid-County Regional Library

Port Charlotte, Florida
 

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Recycling Sounds Great

Lakeland Public Library

Lakeland, Florida
 

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Recycling Sounds Great

& Earth Day Every Day

For Lake Alfred Public Library

 at
Lake Alfred Elementary

Lake Alfred, Florida
 

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The Whole World @ My Library

 Orange City Library

 Orange City, Florida
 

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The Whole World @ My Library

 DeBary Public Library

 DeBary, Florida
 

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Boogie Woogie Washboard Band

 Gulf Beaches Public Library

 Madeira Beach, Florida


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The Whole World @ My Library

 For Zephyrhills Public Library

 at  Alice Hall

 Zephyrhills, Florida


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The Whole World @ My Library

 Bloomingdale Regional

 
Public Library

 Valrico, Florida


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The Whole World @ My Library

 Island Branch Public Library

 Holmes Beach, Florida


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The Whole World @ My Library

 Braden River Library

 Bradenton, Florida


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The Whole World @ My Library

 Lake Helen Public Library

 Lake Helen, Florida


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The Whole World @ My Library

 Indian River County

Main
Library

 Vero Beach, Florida


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The Whole World @ My Library

Golden Gate Library

 Naples, Florida
 

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Recycling Sounds Great

Haines City Public Library

Haines City, Florida
 

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Recycling Sounds Great

for Mulberry Public Library

 at Purcell Middle School

Mulberry, Florida


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The Whole World @ My Library

Tarpon Springs Public Library

 Tarpon Springs, Florida
 

 

 

 

Safety Harbor Public Library
Safety Harbor, Florida  2004
Photo from Safety Harbor Public Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Librarian Comments
and Quotes

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"I loved listening to your songs, you have a beautiful, fun sound. I'm also impressed by the range of subjects you cover."
Travis Sherman
Gulf Beaches Public Library
Madeira Beach, Florida

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"Thanks again for all your help with the grand opening - your program was great!"
Kathy Hemmat, Children's Librarian, Golden Gate Branch, Naples, Florida

 

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"My two sons and I saw you today at the Anna Maria Island Library. We bought a couple of CD's and have been listening to them all day. My sons love all the songs and keep asking to play them again and again."   ~ Kelly Seagraves
 

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"What an upbeat way to kick off our summer programs! The children certainly enjoyed the music and the opportunity to participate in the songs. We all felt privileged to hear the new song, "The Whole Wide World at Your Library" which you created for next year's program. As usual it was a toe tapping good time."
Libby Rupert
Children's Services Supervisor
Manatee County Public Library Bradenton, Florida


 

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"I just wanted to say again that your show was wonderful and the children and adults were pleased. Thanks again for coming."
Kitt Braccio
Youth Services Librarian
West Community Library
St. Petersburg, Florida

 

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"Thanks so much for delighting our audience with your fun, active performance. We're so glad that you came!"
Joanne Lize
Youth Services Librarian
Venice Library
Venice, Florida

 

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"Thanks for another wonderful show."
Debra Howell
Children's Librarian
Haines City Public Library
Haines City, Florida

 

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"Thank you for coming out to the Island Library and sharing your wonderful songs and music with our families. Everyone had a great time and the other library staff reported that they could tell it was a successful program when they heard the laughter all the way out at the main desk."
Laura Beard
Youth Services Librarian
Island Branch Library

 

 

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"Thanks so much for a great program!! Come back soon"
Tina Preston.
Youth Services Librarian
South Lee County
Regional Library

Estero, Florida

 

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"Thanks for presenting such a fine, fun program here this past week. I still think I had the most fun at the show. You did a good job accommodating the variety of people who attended.
      - One of the little girls who came to your program was at my story time this morning. I was  talking about strange words that we don’t hear very often and she said “you mean words like equinox?”  She even told me what it means. She learned these things at your program. I was impressed. She’s 3 ½ years old!
       Hope you can stop in again one day..."

Julie Highland
Library Associate, Youth Services
Riverdale Branch Library
Fort Myers, Florida

 

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"Thanks to you both for your hard work and enthusiasm."
Linda Sell
Youth Services Librarian
Braden River Branch Library
Bradenton, Florida

 

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"Thanks for a great show! 
It was wonderful and fun
for kids of all ages."
Sheila Kaufer
Children's Librarian
Jacaranda Library
Venice, Florida

 

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"Thanks for the wonderful
music and stories you shared
with us last week. Both the
children and adults enjoyed
the whole show. Thanks also
for the 'Book Feast' CD,
I am already using it in my
programming. I am looking
forward to seeing you here
in the future."

Teresa Fogolini
Youth Program Coordinator
Englewood Charlotte Library
Englewood
, Florida

 

 
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"Dear K.C. and Ms. Ann
My Mom took my brother
and I to the Winter Haven
Library a couple of weeks
ago to see you and bought
a CD and then to the Lake
Alfred Library yesterday.
I volunteered to be on stage
and was the Lamb and Goat
in the song called 'Mares Eat
Oats'. Do you remember me?
Well, I think you're really
great! I love your shows!
Love,

Michelle C. - 7 years old"

 

 

 
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"Thank you for the wonderful school-age program!"
Madelene Barnard
South Manatee Branch Library
Bradenton, Florida

 

 
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"Thank you so much for the
delightfully creative musical
program 'Recycling Sounds
Great!'. Your creativity has
inspired us all to put some of
our garbage to fun use.
Several people have asked if
we would have you back soon."

Debra Howell
Children's Librarian
Haines City Public Library
Haines City, Florida

 

 

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"I heard such great remarks
about your program from our
staff. The fun instruments and
the Florida & reading themed
songs made for a lively time."

Libby Rupert
Children's Services Supervisor
Manatee County
Central Library
Bradenton, Florida

 

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"Thank you for your enjoyable program!" 
Angelina Henry-Manzur
Children's Librarian
DeBary Public Library
DeBary, Florida

 

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"The parents and children in
our community thoroughly
enjoyed you and your unique
style of fun! You supply a
fantastic, quality performance."
Marion Chamberlain
Youth Services Librarian
Seminole Public Library
Seminole, Florida
 

 

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"Thanks for making Family
Night such a huge success ... again!"

Lois Eannel
Palm Harbor Library
Palm Harbor, Florida

 

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"Thank you for providing an
educational and entertaining
program. Your presentation
during our 'Hats Off To The
West' week was right on
target!"

Pat Brinkley
Youth Services Librarian, 
Gulfport Public Library
Gulfport, Florida

 

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"Thanks for the great
show you put on for our
preschoolers.  Anyone who
missed it really lost out!"

Marcia B. McKinney
Senior Youth Services Librarian, 
Gulf Gate Public Library
Sarasota, Florida

 

 

 

Read the 2006 Review
from the Venice Herald~Tribune
*Click Here*


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Read the 2006 Review
(with Pictures)
From The North Manatee Observer
*Click Here*

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*Click Here*
To Read The 2005 Review of
"Reading Around Florida"
From the Palm Beach Post

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104 Libraries Played
         2002 - 2007

  2007 - 45 Branches

"An Awesome Autumn"

Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library
Tampa, Florida

"StorySongs"

South Manatee Branch Library
Bradenton,  Florida

New Port Richey Library
New Port Richey,  Florida


"Earthlings Rock the Equinox"

South County Regional Library
Estero, Florida

Lakes Regional Library - Fort Myers, Florida

Dunbar-Jupiter-Hammon Public Library
Fort Myers, Florida

Fort Myers - Lee County Public Library
Fort Myers, Florida

Pine Island Public Library - Bokeelia, Florida

Riverdale Branch Library - Fort Myers, Florida

North Fort Myers Public Library
North Fort Myers, Florida

Bonita Springs Library
Bonita Springs, Florida

Cape Coral - Lee County Library

Cape Coral, Florida

East Lee County Regional Library
Lehigh Acres, Florida
 

"Recycling Sounds Great!"

Fort Meade Library - Fort Meade, Florida
 
Haines City Public Library
Haines City, Florida

Auburndale Public Library

Auburndale, Florida

Lakeland Public Library - Lakeland,  Florida

Winter Haven Public Library
Winter Haven,
Florida


"Read All About It!"

North Greenwood Library
Clearwater,  Florida

New Tampa Regional Library
  - Tampa, Florida

Riverview Library - Riverview,  Florida

Venice Public Library - Venice,  Florida

Selby Library - Sarasota,  Florida  

East Library - Clearwater,  Florida

Gulf Gate Library
- Sarasota,  Florida

New Smyrna Beach Library
New Smyrna Beach,  Florida

Haines City Public Library
Haines City,  Florida

Lakeland Public Library - Lakeland,  Florida

SouthShore Regional Library
Ruskin, Florida


Zephyrhills Library - Zephyrhills,  Florida

Countryside Library - Clearwater,  Florida

St. Petersburg Library, Johnson Branch
St. Petersburg,  Florida

St. Petersburg Library, North Branch
St. Petersburg,  Florida

St. Petersburg Library, South Branch

St. Petersburg,  Florida

St. Petersburg Library, Mirror Lake Branch

St. Petersburg,  Florida

St. Petersburg Library, Main Library

St. Petersburg,  Florida

Temple Terrace Public Library
Tampa,  Florida

St. Petersburg Library, West Branch
St. Petersburg,  Florida

DeBary Public Library - DeBary  Florida

Port Orange Regional Library
Port Orange,
 Florida

South Manatee Branch Library
Bradenton,
 Florida

Palmetto Branch Library - Palmetto,
 Florida

Braden River Library - Bradenton,  Florida

Island Branch Library
Holmes Beach,
 Florida

Central Library - Bradenton,
 Florida


2006 - 29 Branches

"StorySongs"

South Manatee County Library
Bradenton, Florida

"Holiday Hits" Program - 2006

Manatee County Central Library

Bradenton, Florida



"Florida Book Feast"

Manatee County Central Library
Bradenton, Florida


South Manatee County Library
Bradenton, Florida


City Island Library
Daytona Beach, Florida


Indian River County Library
Vero Beach, Florida


St. Lucie County Library
Port St. Lucie, Florida

Ft. Pierce Branch Library
Ft. Pierce, Florida


Morningside Branch Library
Port St. Lucie, Florida


Lakewood Park Branch Library
Ft. Pierce, Florida


Zephyrhills Public Library
Zephyrhills, Florida


Lake Wales Public Library
Lake Wales, Florida


Lake Alfred Public Library
Lake Alfred, Florida


Zora Neale Hurston Public Library
Ft. Pierce, Florida


Mid-County Regional Library
Port Charlotte, Florida


Jacaranda Public Library
Venice, Florida


DeBary Library - DeBary, Florida


Bartow Public Library - Bartow, Florida


Orange City Library
Orange City, Florida


DeLand Area Public Library
DeLand, Florida


Charlotte County Public Library
Englewood, Florida


Rocky Bluff Branch Library
Ellenton, Florida


Pinellas Park Library
Pinellas Park, Florida



"Recycling Sounds Great!"

Dr. C. C. Pearse Memorial Library
Mulberry, Florida

 
Dundee Library - Dundee, Florida


Winter Haven Public Library
Winter Haven, Florida


Frostproof Public Library
Frostproof, Florida


Haines City Public Library
Haines City, Florida


Lakeland Public Library
Lakeland, Florida

 



 

Selby Public Library
Sarasota, Florida 
2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

Palm Harbor Library
Palm Harbor, Florida 2005, 2003

Hudson Regional Library
Hudson, Florida 2005, 2004

New Port Richey Library
New Port Richey, Florida 2007, 2005, 2003

Gulf Beaches Public Library
Madeira Beach, Florida   2008, 2005, 2003

Blake Library
Stuart, Florida  2005

Largo Library
Largo, Florida 2004, 2003

Gulf Gate Library
Sarasota, Florida 2004

Safety Harbor Public Library
Safety Harbor, Florida 2004

Regency Park Library
New Port Richey, Florida 2004

Lutz Branch Library
Lutz, Florida 2004

Clearwater Library, Main Branch
Clearwater, Florida 2004

Zephyrhills Public Library
Zephyrhills, Florida 2004

Hugh Embry Library
Dade City, Florida 2004

New River Library
Zephyrhills, Florida 2004

Seminole Library
Seminole, Florida 2003

Gulfport Public Library
Gulfport, Florida 2003

 

FLYP 2007
"Read All About It!"
Program Song Titles
(Click Links for sound Samples)

Extra! Extra!
Read All About It!
Listening Links: MP3   WAV

The Very Hungry Brain
Listening Links: MP3   WAV

Reading Around Florida
Listening Links: MP3   WAV

Go Get A Book!
Listening Links: MP3   WAV

I'm A Lonely Little Petunia
 In An Onion Patch
Listening Links: MP3   WAV

SpoonBill
Listening Links:  
MP3   WAV

Mairzy Doats
Listening Links: MP3    WAV

 

Extra! Extra!
 Read All About It!

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FLYP 2006
"Book Feast"
Program Song Titles
(Click Links for sound Samples)

The Very Hungry Brain
Listening Links: MP3    WAV

Reading Around Florida
Listening Links: MP3    WAV

SpoonBill
Listening Links: MP3    WAV

I'm A Lonely Little Petunia
 In An Onion Patch

Listening Links: MP3   WAV

Who Dropped The Jelly
 On The Floor?

Listening Links: MP3   WAV

Mairzy Doats
Listening Links: MP3    WAV

See Ya Later, Alligator!
Listening Links: MP3      WAV

 

 

FLYP 2004 - 2005
"Reading
Around Florida"

Program Song Titles
(Click Links for sound Samples)

 

Reading Around Florida
Listening Links: MP3    WAV

Doot Doot Doot
(Looking at Florida)
Listening Links: MP3   WAV

I'm A Lonely Little Petunia
 In An Onion Patch
Listening Links: MP3   WAV

SpoonBill
Listening Links: MP3    WAV

Three Little Fishes

Three Little Bears
Listening Links: MP3   WAV

See Ya Later, Alligator!
Listening Links: MP3      WAV


The program for Pre-K and Kindergarten age
 children is called "StorySongs"
and can be accesses with this link: Click Here!

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The Earthlings’ Electric Washboard Band has released Seven critically acclaimed CDs!

You can get these CD's at any Earthlings show or you can mail order from us directly
Click & Print Mail Order Form

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"My two sons and I saw you today at the Anna Maria Island Library, We bought a couple of CD's and have been listening to them all day. My sons love all the songs and keep asking to play them again and again." 
~ Kelly Seagraves

The Earthlings' recorded music on their eight CDs is purchased and played in 16 countries:
U.S.A. - Canada - England - Scotland - Ireland - Japan - New Zealand - Australia - Austria
Italy - Germany - Belgium - Netherlands - Sweden - Denmark - Switzerland


Earthlings songs are also available for online purchase and download at these stores:
Amazon MP3,    Rhapsody,   Napster,   eMusic,   Sony Connect  &  iTunes

Scroll down for direct links to Earthlings album pages.

You can reach Nine of our MP3 & MP4 albums directly with these links:

StorySongs

Amazon MP3

 Earthlings Electric Washboard Band - Storysongs

Rhapsody


Nothin' Muffin
2009



Amazon MP3

Earthlings Electric Washboard Band - Nothin' Muffin

 Rhapsody
 

 

Check It Out!
 ~ Library Finds ~

Amazon MP3

 Earthlings Electric Washboard Band - Check It Out! - Library Finds

Rhapsody

 

Historic Hits
~ 19th Century Pop ~
Volume One


 

Amazon MP3

Earthlings Electric Washboard Band - Historic Hits - 19th Century Pop! - Vol. 1

Rhapsody
 

 

 19th Century Pop
~ Historic Hits ~
Volume Two


 

Amazon MP3

Earthlings Electric Washboard Band - Historic Hits - 19th Century Pop! - Vol. 2

Rhapsody
 

 

Light Up The Holidays


 

Amazon MP3

Earthlings Electric Washboard Band - Earthlings ~ Light Up The Holidays 

Rhapsody
 

 

Recycling Sounds Great!

Amazon MP3

Earthlings Electric Washboard Band - "Recycling Sounds Great!"

Rhapsody

 


A Bushel Full of
Pumpkin Songs

Amazon MP3

Earthlings Electric Washboard Band - A Bushel Full Of Pumpkin Songs 

Rhapsody

 

Water We Talkin' About?

 
 

Amazon MP3

Earthlings Electric Washboard Band - Water We Talkin' About?

Rhapsody
 


"Earth Day Every Day"

Going On Line Soon!

Click & Print Mail Order Form

 

 

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Contact EARTHLINGS

The Earthlings’ Electric Washboard Band
can add their special brand of fun and excitement
 to any age group and any size event
from house party to festival stage.

It’s never too early to start planning your next
special event - Don’t Delay - Call Today!!

EARTHLINGS
K.C. Jones & Ann Richards
Largo, Florida
(727) 729-7778
Email: earthlings@tampabay.rr.com 

Earthlings Web Site:  www.earthlingsmusic.net