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  • Thatsa’ my band

    Not quite 25 years old, this band, but close! We are Kid Kazooey & the BallRoom Roustabouts! Check out our calendar and come see a show!
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  • Summer 2019

    Once again some fun gigs coming your way this summer! From Bloomington Concerts in the park, to Birthday Parties and fundraisers and live radio broadcasts! Not only from Kid Kazooey & the BallRoom Roustabouts, but also the most recent roustabout spin-off, LL3 (formerly called the Lara Lynn Trio).

    LL3 consist of Kid Kazooey (lead singer, songwriter and vocalist of the BallRoom Roustabouts) on keyboards, and Lara Lynn (The BallRoom Roustabouts’ own ‘Gantzy Dander’, or ‘Mrs. Kazooey’, our amazing drummer and background vocalist, now fronting the band as lead vocalist of LL3! Their common 3rd member is the fantastic Danny Deckard on drums (who has subbed on drums for our Gantzy Dander during times of need), and sometimes the illustrious Steve Mascari on bass (former BallRoom Roustabout drummer, from the mid 90’s! ‘Papa Giovanni’!). LL3 specializes in the music of Hoagy Carmichael and Cole Porter, while hitting other great american songwriters of the 30s through the 60s, always keeping things Light, Sweet, and Upbeat!

    We hope to see you at a show or two this summer!

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  • In the Sky the Stars are Shining

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    Happy Holidays, y’all! Kid and Mrs Kazooey recorded this great Christmas Carol that we had never heard of before the Kid’s Grandpa Schoenle taught it to him a few years back.You can grab your own copy here on the website! It makes a good feeling gift! #buylocal

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Kid Kazooey to appear on The Friday Zone

15 September

Friends, I’ve just been told that the episode I appeared on for The Friday Zone will air on Friday, October 7, 4:30pm on WFIU, and 4pm on Indy’s WFYI! Coincidentally, that is also the opening night for Cardinal Stage’s Click Clack Moo production, for which I am the musical director and one man pit band!

New Class Offered by Kid Kazooey!

08 September

Kid Kazooey’s “It’s Time to Have Band Practice!” Kid Kazooey’s popular pre-school music program, “It’s Time to Have Band Practice!” is being offered for the first time at The Green Nursery! Children and parents/caregivers will learn many traditional children’s songs, explore dynamics, rhythm, and movement. A limited number of children’s instruments (Shakers, tambourines, wood blocks, […]

Kazooey Studios Summer Workshops!

10 May

Kid Kazooey, A.K.A. Kevin MacDowell, is happy to announce that this year his teaching studio will be offering 3 morning workshops during the first 3 weeks and last 3 weeks of summer break! Read on… Its Time To Have Band Practice! I Kid Kazooey’s popular pre-school music program is being offered for the first time […]

Kazooey Enterprises/ Sylvanus Entertainment

22 March

Dear Gang, don’t know if I mentioned it, but I’ve given the nebulous Kazooey Enterprises more intentional clarity, less neb! If you see a show produced by Sylvanus Entertainment, that’s me! It’s the new umbrella organization I’ve created in an attempt to draw all that I do under one roof. This includes not only bands […]

Wallpaper Gigs & Fat Tuesday

03 March

Dearest Folk and Friends, IT’S MARCH! IT’S NO LONGER FEBRUARY! There… had to express myself. Now, the upcoming gigs: 1/This Sunday, 3/6, 2-3:30p, Max’s, solo show. 2/This Tuesday, 3/8, 4-5p, Player’s Pub, Kid Kazooey & The BallRoom Roustabouts celebrate Mardi Gras with The Monkey Heads Social Aid and Pleasure Club. Next, my thoughts on said […]

Chris Barth & Dr. Seuss; Monon Center

16 February

#1 The Impossible Shapes is a band with little need for introduction (http://www.theimpossibleshapes.com/index10.html) for many of you. Many of you know of the lead singer/songwriter’s passionate and commited role as a pre-school educator? … So, my buddy Chris Barth is BDLC’s (http://www.bdlc.org/) best kept secret. He’s well informed about child development and he loves a […]

Free MP3 From Kid K!

20 August

Halloween is around the corner and for those of you who like to play creepy music for your trick or treaters, how about this free download from Kid Kazooey! It’s Called Ruckus Rock and you can find it under my Music tab on this web site. Enjoy! It will not be available after Halloween, so […]

New Year’s Resolutions

12 January

The Ballroom Roustabouts and Bartholomew Cubbins (and 2 of his hats) had fun bringing in the New Year with Bloomington’s hip families! [If you liked the new band (Bartholomew Cubbins…), check out the music tab, and listen to us rehearsing the set we played for New Years!] We had a hand out and got these […]

A Book This Nice (I Like Books Because…)

04 November

A Book This Nice (I Like Books Because…) By Kid Kazooey, 11/04/08 First let me say, Go Out and Vote! Thank you! Now, moving right along… It had been a while since I had written a new song. I went down to the studio and grabbed a guitar and the dry erase board. I had […]