Gigi Johnson and Mike Salas shared their first family concert in 2004. Amazed afterwards, they realized that somewhere along the line, many families stopped singing together. iPods and DVDs replaced family car songs. Karaoke replaced acceptable mixed-pitch fun.
Since then, they have worked to reintroduce singing and folk music to families, one concert, CD, and cable/broadband show at a time. They perform around Southern California in association with libraries, museum, and community groups, bringing singing old songs and making up new songs into kids' lives.
Gigi Johnson is a funny soprano and part-time commedienne who realized from her
children's friends and classmates that somewhere along the line,
families stopped singing......and since then, she has worked to
reintroduce singing and folk music to families, one concert, CD,
and cable/broadband show at a time.
addition to singing and working with kids, she is working with "older
kids" (undergrad and grad students) over at UCLA
Anderson School in media as her seventh
career and has begun an eighth career producing
and hosting in cable and broadband TV shows for families about
music and about incorporating healthy technologies in their lives
Mike Salas, a long-time singer-songwriter in the Los Angeles area,
combines talented guitar playing and straight
man. He's been playing guitar since he was 12 and has been composing music and showcasing as lead singer for many bands around Los Angeles. He's been a kindergarten teacher who has been heavily
involved in area music for many years. He's also a recurring
guest on KCET's
A Place of Our Own for two seasons.