roots, blues, americana

Playlist

1920's

Has Anybody Seen My Gal?

1930's

When the Saints Go Marching

You Are My Sunshine

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Irene Goodnight

1940's

Sentimental Journey

Old Age is Golden

1950's

How Much is that Doggie?

and

Battle Hymn of the Republic

The Playlist is always being adapted for the

audience's enjoyment

... is an original program designed for seniors.  Research tells us that the simple act of singing can produce beneficial results in circulation, respiration, and brain function.  Because musical memory is not stored in the brain where we find connections for memory, language or motor function seniors unable to speak might still be able to sing!    ​Scientists have also discovered that our musical memories and preferences are usually set in the growing brain around the time puberty begins. To reconnect with the music of their youth, I have collected "greatest hits" from the 1930's, 40's and 50's for sharing with seniors

in residential care around southeast Michigan.  These will form the foundation of a wonderful senior singalong ("elderSING") that your folks will talk about for weeks because nothing inspires joy and confidence like singing!

        Please use the information on the ABOUT page or social media icons at the bottom of every page to start a conversation.  I look forward to hearing from you!

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HAYDEN CARRUTH

elderSING!