Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison talk with me about their music and the impact the music has had for many years. We talk about how many families share their music over the years. After that we talk about the importance of music to the healthy development of a child. I ask them about their parenting journey and the values they look to instill into their kids as they growing up. Lastly, we finish the interview off with the Fatherhood Quick Five.
About Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison
Sharon Hampson, the late Lois Lilenstein and Bram Morrison are some of Canada’s most famous children’s performers. They have fans across North America and around the world. The trio, known simply as Sharon, Lois and Bram, formed in Toronto in 1978 and went on to create two top-rated children’s television shows, The Elephant Show (CBC/Nickelodeon, 1984-88) and Skinnamarink TV (CBC/TLC, 1997-98), and to release 21 full-length albums (many of which reached gold, platinum, double platinum and triple platinum). They have won countless awards and were appointed to the Order of Canada in 2002.
In 1998 they performed at the UN General Assembly. In addition, in 1994 they performed at the White House Annual Easter Egg Roll and Hunt. They also performed a run at the renowned Palace Theater on Broadway. Most recently Sharon and Bram were invited to participate in Toronto’s 2017 Pride parade — parade goers were so moved to see them participate that the crowd broke into a spontaneous version of the song along the parade’s route. Follow Bram and Sharon on Twitter at @sharonloisbram and go to their website at sharonloisandbram.com.
About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast
The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with fantastic dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. In addition, you get a unique perspective on fatherhood. You hear from guests like Joe Montana, Kevin Smith, Danny Trejo, Jerry Rice, Jeff Foxworthy, Patrick Warburton, Jeff Kinney, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Kyle Busch, Dennis Quaid, Dwight Freeney and many more.