A collection of 9 of Patricia's most soothing and gentle songs to lull little AND big people to beautiful Dreamland. Guest artist - Brady Rymer. For ages 0-100.
CD of the Year Prize, Lullaby category, Creative Child Magazine and Parents Choice Recommended Award
"...nine beautiful and gentle songs ... sweepingly beautiful ... exquisite... charming ..." Parents' Choice judge
A concept album of a train ride through the imagination! Take a journey to Ireland, outer space and the zoo, while meeting aliens and Godzilla and eating Chinese food! Come home happy and sleepy to your loved ones. Guest artists - Brady Rymer, Gregg Karukas, Toby Walker, Bill Harley. For ages 2-6.
Seal of Excellence Award, Creative Child Magazine
"... makes for excellent gifts to young people... earned its award for its uniquely brilliant inspirational songs designed to stimulate curiosity and creative thinking. A number of special guests help bring Shih's catchy jingles and buoyant music to vivid life. First-rate recommendations for public library children's music CD collections." The Midwest Book Review
Introducing BIG ideas to small ears. Such concepts as homes, gender roles, nutrition and hunger, birth order, cooperation, praise for fathers and much more! Featuring internationally acclaimed "The Color Song." For ages 4-7.
Seal of Excellence Award, Creative Child Magazine
"'Big Ideas!' is a big hit with kids and adults alike...This is one of the few children's albums I've experienced that successfully addresses some tough issues like peer pressure, racism and homelessness in a thoroughly entertaining and non-threatening way...'Big Ideas!' is the best progressive children's album I've heard yet." Victoria Arthur, Creations Magazine, NY
Teaching children kindness, math, nonviolent resolution to conflict, honesty, courage, cooperation and more. Song styles range from folk to jazz to latin, bluegrass and more. Special guest - Tom Chapin. For ages 6-8.
Parents' Choice Approval Award and Preferred Choice Award, Creative Child Magazine
“Shih tackles topics such as tolerance and independent thinking with lyrics that are thought-provoking rather than preachy. ‘Courage,’ a small masterpiece about not going along with the crowd, should be required listening for everyone in the process of growing up.” Parents’ Choice consumer guide
More sophisticated concepts such as empowerment, the environment, human rights, diversity, literacy, persistence and more. Special guest - Dick Kniss. For ages 8-10.
NAPPA Gold Award, Parents' Choice Approved Award and Preferred Choice Award, Creative Child Magazine
“Patricia Shih has a gift of breaking down complex social issues and ideas into bite-sized comprehensible food for thought—for all ages—with strong songwriting and storytelling skills. Uplifting and empowering music for the soul!” John Wood, Kidzmusic.com and NAPPA judge
“Older children truly need to hear the well-done, constructive messages this CD so effortlessly purveys. Served like a fine feast on a musical platter.” Judge’s review for the 2007 NAPPA Gold award
“It's just wonderful; one of the best children's CDs I've ever heard. It's great and amazing.” Anna Kravis, children’s singer-songwriter, performer and recording artist
Companion book to the Big Idas! album, this fun song and activity book contains sheet music, lyrics and chords to all songs, plus discussion starters and games and puzzles for the whole family. VERY LIMITED SUPPLY LEFT.
Patricia's debut album with 12 of her early songs about social issues including her award-winning hit "Two Good Legs" and internationally acclaimed "The Color Song." Special guest - David Roth. VINYL EDITION is a VERY LIMITED COLLECTORS' ITEM
"...one of those independent albums that you long for, hope for, and eventually pray for in the course of a year... great lasting music...refreshingly and a realistic simple treasure... experience a future star of the finest magnitude. Patricia Shih is a wonder." Zeke Griffin, "Good Times
"***** (5 stars on Amazon.com)
"Patricia Shih has dedicated her music CD album 'Leap of Faith' to 'those who dare to dream and leap'; fittingly, the music surges with inspiration while the lyrics contemplate moments of dilemma that can forever change one's life. A profound performance reverberating with love, the drive to better oneself, and the wondrous power of human creativity, 'Leap of Faith' is a transcendental listening experience.” Midwest Book Review
Patricia's collection of personal songs with full band arrangements. Styles range from folk to jazz to instrumental to a little "science fiction" and rock. Special guests - Cathy Kreger, Terry Keevil
"Your songs are real poetry and the melodies are lovely and heartfelt. "
Shelley Volk, cabaret singer, NY
“ ***** (5 stars on Amazon.com) “Superb songwriting, vocals, musicianship, and production. A real winner.” Dave Kinnoin, songwriter for Disney
“It is a subtle album with all kinds of unexpected details and fine touches -- and it mixes some simple folk styles with jazz infused songs with lyrics that drive poetic lyrics... It is sophisticated in the best sense of the word--a return to the idea of a collection by a singer-songwriter that creates its own musical world.” Joe Martin, playwright, novelist, director, Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University
A tribute album with 13 of Seeger's most iconic songs as well as some lesser-known gems. Duets with Stephen Fricker and backed by a chorus of top Long Island artists.
“I am enjoying hearing so many of the “good oldies” on my 90-minute commutes to and from our homes this summer. Your versions are refreshing, yet close enough for me to enjoy the familiar. Thank you very much for these contributions!” Susan Hopkins
Patricia covers 5 of her favorite women folk singers: Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Judy Collins. Mary Travers of Peter, Paul & Mary and Ronnie Gilbert of The Weavers. Added bonus of one of Patricia's most popular original songs "When Women Run the World."
“ ***** (5 stars on Amazon.com)
“In making this album, Patricia Shih has done so many things: covered some of the greatest folk songs out there, demonstrated what an impact women have in this world, and showed the impact one's inspiration can have on their life; each of the musicians she's covered being an inspiration to her in her career. I guarantee that each and every song will have you singing along, and that you will be playing this CD over and over again!” Joey Pernice, listener
Sharing her decades-worth of experience and expertise in the music world, Patricia covers every topic ranging from finding gigs, touring, legal and health issues and much, much more. Whether you're beginning in your garage or a seasoned professional, this book will take you to the next level.
“Out of all the books in this genre, this is the best one I’ve ever read. Very practical. I use it all the time!” Rob C., singer-songwriter, Florida, NY
"It's far more useful than any other book on the subject that I've read. You have a certain charm that really comes through & you treat the reader with respect." Lisa M. K.
"I'm impressed & think it's one of the best books on the biz I've read.” Tom F., singer-songwriter, Ann Arbor, MI
75 true stories from 35 musicians, both famous and unknown, this is a laugh-out-loud collection from the likes of Peter Yarrow, Pete Seeger, Tom Chapin, The Smithereens and many more.
"These were incidents in the lives of performing musicians that range from the comedic to the tragic to the ridiculous to the exasperating... true life stories as lived by some of the most accomplished musicians of our time. A thoroughly fascinating read from beginning to end... cautionary tales that should be considered a 'must read' for any and all aspiring musicians contemplating a life on the road and appearances on the stage." Midwest Book Review
"Her book is better than any reality show because the authors are witty, talented and often endearing in their story telling." The Village Tattler