RICK SCOTT - MAKING FACES 2000 Parents' Choice Approved 2001 Best Children's Album - West Coast Music Awards Rick Scott's fourth children's recording features 12 original songs that the whole family can enjoy together. Inspired by the novelty tunes of his childhood, Rick's music touches the heart and tickles the funny bone. WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT 'MAKING FACES' "I love this CD! It's something my daughter and I can share. It's funny and catchy and I'd buy it even if I didn't have children." -Shared Vision "With his careful choice of themes, detail to music orchestrations and original songwriting, Rick is creating some of the most exciting and fresh children's music today. He educates with such an entertaining flair that kids won't mind if they're learning something. Another outstanding feature is the 16 page booklet which is a joy to go through while listening." -Fred Koch, Chicago Parent 'Canada leads the world in children's music and Rick Scott sits right on top. Rick's music speaks to kids and their parents and to me. It's delightful, educational, accessible and innovative. It's funny, clever and warm. It's not only important to Canadian music--it's essential.' -Jurgen Gothe, CBC Radio 1. SONG FOR MY DEAREST FRIEND is a classical Brechtian fanfare inspired by a postcard from a young friend. 2,. MAKING FACES is a participatory novelty tune complete with medical facts and the First Official Facial Aerobic Olympics. 3. SONG FOR AUSTRALIA is Rick's personal greeting to Australia, featuring ancient ants, plumbing tips and everything he knew about the country before he toured there. 4. DO-OVERS Musical comedy meets hip hop in this song about second chances. 5. KITTY COW This classically inspired novelty tune contains excerpt of Mozart and Strauss plus a grumpy neighbour and New Orleans style parade. 6. BREWERY CREEK is a bluegrass tribute to a creek buried under Rick's Vancouver home. 7. DON'T KNOW BLUES is a walking blues for the times when 'you feel that your old heart just stubbed it's toe.' 8. PURPE ELEPHANT Once upon a time in Bangkok there was a little boy with a purple crayon. One day an elephant came to visit his school... 9. I SPEAK DUCK This bilingual novelty tune began when Rick bought a duck call and discovered the ducks were answering him back. The French verse is sung by amazing Piaf inspired chanteuse Joelle Rabu. 10. YO MO CONCERTO This historically accurate hip hop introduction to Mozart is Rick's most requested song around the world. 'YO MO, come on Amadeus, what you gonna play us?' Written for performance with the Vancouver Symphony. 11. GET WELL CARD was written to help a friend's mother get better. 12. WAY OUT THERE is a lilting folk celebration of the wonderful simplicity of nature. WHO IS RICK SCOTT? Rick is an award winning father, grandfather and family entertainer who travels the globe bringing music and laughter to audiences of all ages. He has released 15 albums of heart-warming original music, including six highly acclaimed children's recordings that have sold over 90,000 copies. THE 5ELEMENTS won 2004 NAPPA Gold and Parents' Choice Awards and was nominated for a Juno Award (Canada's Grammies). MAKING FACES won Best Children's Release in the 2001 West Coast Music Awards and is Parents' Choice Approved. PHILHARMONIC FOOL was nominated for a Juno Award and won a Children's Music Web Special Judges' Award. In 2002 THE ELECTRIC SNOWSHOE has sold over 50,000 copies on cassette and is Parents' Choice Approved. In 2006, Rick will release SNOOZE MUSIC, a collection of original dulcimer lullabies for everybody from infant to elder. Includes Stephen Foster's classic lullaby SLUMBER MY DARLING, featuring vocalist mom Andrea L'Heureux. Rick has performed over one thousand concerts in nine countries, including hundreds of schools that use his songs to augment curriculum. His lively participatory performances encourage everyone to discover their own musical potential. Rick is Goodwill Ambassador for Down Syndrome and gives inspirational keynotes for teachers, families and caregivers. His video ANGELS DO, starring his granddaughter, has become an anthem for the special needs community and is seen regularly on Treehouse TV. His latest video is YO MO CONCERTO, a hip hop tribute to Mozart from RICK AROUND THE ROCK. Rick is Canada's leading proponent of the Appalachian dulcimer, a four stringed instrument which kids in the Yukon nicknamed 'The Electric Snowshoe.' Once a year Rick also tours with Shari Ulrich and Joe Mock in the legendary Canadian folk trio, PIED PUMKIN.