Red Yarn in the Press

WAKE UP & SING (2016)

“Nobody’s doing a better job of bringing the true folk music of America to kids of the modern era than Red Yarn. It’s soulful and genuine.”

– Bill Childs, KUTX/PRX Radio – Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child


*NAPPA Gold Award winner

*Fids & Kamily #9 Best Album of 2015

*Parents’ Choice Recommended

*Sirius XM Kids Place Live #1 Hit Song

“While folk music has never gone away in the children’s music genre, [Red Yarn] forcefully makes the case for its continued relevance in the era of the mp3.  Highly recommended.” 


“I love this new album from Portland’s Red Yarn. It’s filled to the brim with classic songs about the critters of the woods, but his twist makes this such a fun, listenable album we can all enjoy.”

Cool Mom Picks

“What I have always been drawn to is the magnificent energy of Red Yarn’s music. The rollicking sound always quickens my pulse, as soon as the rhythm gets going, and the community of singers chime in.”

– Kids Can Groove

“A children’s album that easily doubles as an old-time folk anthology… [it] overflows with such creativity that it’s easy for adults to get swept up in it.”

Willamette Week


“Five stars… [Furgeson is] so sure of his message and talent that you can’t help but pick up on his enthusiasm, thus drawing in the audience in ways that past folk music history projects haven’t.” Children’s Music

“If you’re not yet part of the boot-stompin’, puppet dancing, folk singing Red Yarn fan club – now is, most simply, your chance.”

– Red Tricycle Portland

“[The Deep Woods] is one of this fall’s true gems.'”

The Rock Father, Chicago Parent

“Red Yarn’s really good first album, The Deep Woods, [is] the kind of kids’ album to which mom and dad find themselves sneaking a listen on the sly.”

Portland Mercury

The Deep Woods reminds us why we love Red Yarn. When we listen, we unknowingly celebrate a rich history of folk tradition and our kids are wildly entertained by his animals and songs.”

NW Kids Magazine

“It sounds like [Red Yarn has] been a part of [the kindie scene] for decades. That comes from the care and craftsmanship that Furgeson has taken to recreate the sound of these songs for today’s children.”


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Click here for Red Yarn’s promotional one-sheet for his new album, Born in the Deep Woods.