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Be a Pain

Be a Pain
  1. What is a Leader? (Feat. Rani Arbo & some smart kids)
  2. Be a Pain
  3. Everybody Was a Kid (Feat. Mark Erelli)
  4. Get to Work (Feat. Boston City Singers)
  5. Go Pete Go (Grab Your Hammer)
  6. Intro to One Foot / Lead with Love (Feat. Melanie DeMore)
  7. One Foot / Lead with Love (Feat. Crys Matthews)
  8. No Wall (Ninguna Pared) (Feat. Sol y Canto & Alisa Amador)
  9. I Am Malala (Feat. Reggie Harris)
  10. Freight Train / The Story of Elizabeth Cotten
  11. If I Had a Hammer (Feat. Clio Moock)
  12. Go Shine (Song for Elm) (Feat. Heather Mae)
  13. Kids Can Do Great Things (Feat. Kris Delmhorst)
  14. Planting Seeds (Feat. Sean Staples)
  15. What We Tell Our Children

Listen | Lyrics and Chords | Press Release

Release Date: April 3, 2020
Order yours here now or through a contribution to the Be a Pain Education Fund

Learn more about the new album HERE.

Read a feature article in The Boston Globe here.

“How lucky we are to have Alastair Moock around these days! When too many adults are role modeling the pursuit of fame, fortune, or personal gain, Alastair’s songs encourage our kids to pursue goodness, kindness, awareness and courage. Adults might listen up!”
– Nora Guthrie, President, Woody Guthrie Publications

“With ‘Be a Pain,” Alastair puts himself firmly in the tradition of singers, songwriters and activists who know that music can move people towards a better world. The songs are rock solid in melody, singability, and meaning. This album should be played out loud, not on headphones, so everybody in the room hears it and sings along.”
– Bill Harley, multiple GRAMMY-winning children’s artist

“There’s nothing more important than spreading songs that get people singing together, and this collection from Alastair Moock does just that. The themes stir the proverbial pot and each song has just the right amount of kick!”
– The Okee Dokee Brothers, GRAMMY-winning children’s artist

“Filled with infectious melodies, catchy rhythms, and brilliant musicality, ‘Be a Pain’ is sure to become a much requested playlist at home or on the go.”
– Debbie Cavalier, GRAMMY-winning children’s artist

“Acclaimed folksinger/songwriter Alastair Moock follows up his thoughtful 2015 family album, ‘All Kinds of You and Me,’ with this terrific, all-inclusive toe-tapper that celebrates leaders past and present –– and lets kids know that their leadership is needed, too… [Gold Medal Winner]”
– The Parents’ Choice Foundation

“If you’re looking for great music for all ages, and we mean all ages, try Alastair Moock’s latest on for size. With a quality of music that is frankly missing from so much ‘kids music,’ this album will bring smiles all around.”
– Americana Highways