Red Yarn in the Press


“A rousing family celebration of Americana… with beguiling puppets.”

– New York Times

“Red Yarn’s Old Barn envisions a blueprint for the barns we can build in our own communities. It enthusiastically celebrates a diverse mix of lively characters, complex emotions, and authentic sounds. This ain’t no Old MacDonald, folks!”

– The Okee Dokee Brothers

“Great musical food for your imagination!”

– Jenny Conlee of the Decemberists


“It’s a testament to Furgeson’s songwriting skills and his production work alongside co-producer Adam Selzer that it can be hard to tell his takes on songs sung for generations apart from the ones written for and inspired by Furgeson’s two kids. Highly recommended.”


“Appalachian cultural references woven throughout the album, leaving a classic feel, but not ever pandering to the past or to their intended young audience. Take a listen, you will be singing along in no time. For me, it was love at first listen!”

Eat The Marshmallow

“Kindie rock’s resident foot-stomping folk troubadour, is back with a brand new album.”

– Out With the Kids

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

“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

“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

“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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