MADE IN LA
New MUSIC from Latin Grammy and Emmy Award-winners
LUCKY DIAZ and the FAMILY JAM BAND
Available from music retailers everywhere on July 21, 2017
Los Angeles, Summer 2017 – Incubated in the dreamy sunscape of Southern California, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band deliver their most energetic and eclectic album yet, Made in LA. The album, due out on July 21, features a who’s who of the family music scene in Los Angeles, including Genevieve Goings (Choo Choo Soul), Mike Phirman (SiriusXM), Todd McHatton, Andrew & Polly and Mista Cookie Jar.
Made in LA was produced mostly in Los Angeles with scintillating sonic help from Grammy nominee Frances England and Grammy winning producer and multi-instrumentalist Dean Jones. Lucky Diaz, Alisha Gaddis and the band will celebrate with dozens of concerts this summer, kicking off with shows in Beijing, China, New York, the Midwest and at Lollapalooza. In early August, they’ll return to Southern California with performances in Echo Park, the Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena and Grand Plaza (Grand Performances) in Los Angeles.
The sights, sounds and tastes of L.A. run throughout these 12 original songs, from “Silver Lake Stairs” to “Echo Park” and “Fiesta de la Brea.” The dreamy optimism of “Magic Believers” gives way to the humorous reality of rush-hour themed “Traffic,” and “When It Rained” will resonate with any listener who’s experienced the recent torrential weather in So Cal.
Upon hearing the album, Kenny Curtis of SiriusXM Kids Place Live exclaimed, “Here’s an album that lives up to its name. It sounds and feels like LA – but never gets too far away from the values that make Lucky and Company such a valued commodity in the kids’ realm. High production values, well-crafted songs, and brilliantly-styled input from some of the most creative kids’ content gurus in the Pacific Time Zone.“. The channel debuted the single “Paletero Man” in late May and featured the band’s songs on a weekend “Cinco de Mayo” special.
Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band were crowned the very first U.S. based artists to win a Latin GRAMMY in the Children’s Album category for their album Fantastico. Garnering six Emmy Nominations and one win for their work on the EMMY award winning show “Lishy Lou and Lucky Too,” husband and wife duo Lucky Diaz and Alisha Gaddis have been named “THE face of kindie music” by the Washington Post, “Superstars” by national parenting site Red Tricycle, “The Rolling Stones of Kids Music” by the Style Network, and “The #1 in COOLEST kids music!” by PEOPLE magazine.
As Billboard advises, this is “children’s music you should know. Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band’s sun-filled pop beats have been featured by NPR’s All Things Considered, NPR Music, Alt Latino, Billboard, USA Today, The New York Times. They and their music have been featured on Univision, NBCUniversal’s Sprout TV, American Airlines and more. Logging hundreds of thousands of miles, sharing the music of their seven albums, and multiple #1 Sirius XM Kids Place Live hits, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band delivers smart, crafty lyrics with irresistibly fresh pop beats. As children’s music nexus Zooglobble states, “It’ll take you all of about 15 minutes to become a fan of Lucky Diaz.”
The band’s interactive, multi-cultural, mixed language and movement based musical performances please both child and adults. Catch their busy summer tour schedule, including sets at Lollapalooza,