Live, In Concert, It's...
That's him on the right.
(The other dude there is the multi-talented, multi-tasking Liam Davis, who slips a tamborine around one ankle, hums a kazoo, taps a shaker on a djembe drum with one hand, and tinkers the keyboard with the other... and TOTALLY jams while doing it!)
"I just try to write songs for kids that I would want to listen to as an
adult. Something with a good hook and some meaningful, if sometimes
slightly absurd, lyrics," says Roberts. "A good song is a good song."
So naturally, when we found out he was playing in our area, we rounded up our cousins and caught the show. My my, did we have fun! My kids were a little star struck once they actually had a chance to meet Justin and talk with him. But I coaxed them into asking for an autograph, and Justin even kindly signed Anna's cast. (*Family Update* She fell down the stairs last weekend and broke her left arm. Her thumb-sucking hand. But it's getting much better now that Uncle Jason and Justin Roberts have both signed it.)
Justin Roberts with kids and cousins
NY, FL, CA, IL, PA... He's making the rounds. Those of you that I've left behind in the Dallas area... he's playing at the Dallas Arboretum (which is awesome in its own right) on July 15th. Plenty of time to tell the grandparents.