NOW AVAILABLE!

CHILDREN’S MUSICIANS & TEACHERS JOHN FRANCISCO & NICK DAVIO
RELEASE THEIR DEBUT COLLABORATIVE ALBUM,
THE BALLAD OF THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER AND OTHER SURPRISES

CHILDREN’S MUSICIANS & TEACHERS
JOHN FRANCISCO & NICK DAVIO
RELEASE THEIR DEBUT
COLLABORATIVE ALBUM,
THE BALLAD OF THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER
AND OTHER SURPRISES

CHILDREN’S MUSICIANS & TEACHERS
JOHN FRANCISCO
& NICK DAVIO
RELEASE THEIR DEBUT
COLLABORATIVE ALBUM,
THE BALLAD OF
THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER
AND OTHER SURPRISES

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Tracks include a 30-minute radio-play/musical journey into the story behind the classic Itsy Bitsy Spider song as well as several other brand new stand-alone original tunes .

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“We wanted to make an album that’s enjoyable for listeners of all ages, that reflects on conflicting feelings we feel as humans, that doesn’t talk down to children, and that incorporates many different musical genres. An exploration of emotions through music, if you will.”

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John Francisco opened up his own all-ages music school in Philly in 2015 and since has received 2018 and 2019 Best of Philly Awards and 2018 and 2019 LOVE Awards for his diverse programming. In addition, he creates and produces concerts, cabarets, and shows, including the five-city holiday tradition, Big Red and the Boys.

misterjohnsmusic.com

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Nicholas Davio is an accomplished music teacher at the Old Town School of Folk Music and Chicago Children’s Theatre. In 2014, he performed at the Lollapalooza kids stage with international recording artist, and academy-award winner, Glen Hansard. In 2017, he released his first solo children’s album, Clap With All Your Friends Around and has been touring across the U.S. in support of the debut.

nicholasdavio.com

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ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS

Aaron Brace

Anna Jacobson

Bethany Thomas

Charlie Malave

Dana Tretta

Daniel Durrett

Dave Smith

Justin Amolsch

Jyl Fehrenkamp

Maria McCullough

Meghan Murphy

Peter Oswald

Sixto Franco Chorda

Production Team: 

Charlie Malave

Daniel Durrett

Ezra Lange

Marlon Aguilar

ALBUM ARTWORK

David Andora

JOHN & NICK’S PORTRAITS

Hubbard Nash

INDIVIDUAL TRACK CREDITS

Good Morning to the Morning

Music and Lyrics: John Francisco

Arrangement: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Vocals: Nick Davio and John Francisco with Jyl Fehrenkamp, Meghan Murphy, and Bethany Thomas

Guitar: Nick Davio

Banjo: Nick Davio

Organ: Nick Davio

Bass: Charlie Malave

Percussion: Aaron Brace

Violin: Maria McCullough/Sixto Franco Chorda

Brass: Anna Jacobson

Winds: Dave Smith

Recording engineers: Charlie Malave/Ezra Lange 

Mixing/Mastering: Daniel Durrett

 

Monster Moves

Music and Lyrics: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Arrangement: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Vocals: Nick Davio and John Francisco

Vocals: Nick Davio and John Francisco with Dana Tretta, Meghan Murphy, and Bethany Thomas

Guitar: Nick Davio

Electric Guitar: Daniel Durrett

Bass: Charlie Malave

Percussion: Nick Davio

Recording engineer: Ezra Lange 

Mixing/Mastering: Daniel Durrett

 

There for You

Music and Lyrics: John Francisco

Arrangement: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Vocals: Nick Davio and John Francisco

Guitar: Nick Davio

Percussion: Nick Davio

Toy Piano: Nick Davio

Clarinet: Dave Smith

Trombone: Justin Amolsch

Recording engineer: Charlie Malave

Mixing/Mastering: Daniel Durrett

Like Yesterday

Music and Lyrics: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Arrangement: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Vocals: Nick Davio and John Francisco

Guitar: Nick Davio

Strings: Peter Oswald

Bass: Charlie Malave

Electronics: Charlie Malave

Recording engineers: Marlon Aguilar and Charlie Malave

Mixing/Mastering: Daniel Durrett

 

Robot Man

Music and Lyrics: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Arrangement: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Vocals: Nick Davio and John Francisco

Electric Guitar: Charlie Malave

Keyboard: Charlie Malave

Electronics: John Francisco, Nick Davio, Charlie Malave, and Daniel Durrett

Recording engineers: Marlon Aguilar and Charlie Malave

Mixing/Mastering: Daniel Durrett

The Ballad of the Itsy Bitsy Spider

Book: John Francisco

Characters: 

John Francisco – Narrator, Itsy, Martha, Grandma T., Missy, Kimmy

Nick Davio – Narrator, Bruce, Bart, Sissy

 

The Itsy Bitsy Blues

Arrangement: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Vocals: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Guitar: Nick Davio

Bass: Charlie Malave

Percussion: Nick Davio and Charlie Malave

Xylophone: Nick Davio

Recording engineer: Charlie Malave

Mixing/Mastering: Daniel Durrett

 

Exposition (dialogue)

Underscoring: Nick Davio and John Francisco

Recording engineer: Charlie Malave

Mixing/Mastering: Daniel Durrett

 

Nothing Ever Happens 

Music and Lyrics: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Arrangement: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Vocals: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Piano: Nick Davio

Recording engineer: Charlie Malave

Mixing/Mastering: Daniel Durrett

 

Morning 1 (dialogue)

Underscoring: Nick Davio and John Francisco

Recording engineer: Charlie Malave

Mixing/Mastering: Daniel Durrett

 

The Great Unknown

Music and Lyrics: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Arrangement: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Vocals: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Piano: Nick Davio

Guitar: Nick Davio

Electric Bass: Charlie Malave

Double Bass: Charlie Malave

Percussion: Nick Davio and Charlie Malave

Viola: Sixto Franco Chorda

Recording engineer: Charlie Malave

Mixing/Mastering: Daniel Durrett

 

Nighttime 1 (dialogue)

Underscoring: Nick Davio and John Francisco

Recording engineer: Charlie Malave

Mixing/Mastering: Daniel Durrett

 

The Rain Song

Music and Lyrics: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Arrangement: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Vocals: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Guitar: Nick Davio

Piano: Nick Davio

Organ/Synth: Charlie Malave

Additional effects: Charlie Malave and Daniel Durrett

Recording engineer: Charlie Malave

Mixing/Mastering: Daniel Durrett

 

Washed Out (dialogue)

Underscoring: Nick Davio and John Francisco

Recording engineer: Charlie Malave

Mixing/Mastering: Daniel Durrett

 

The Great Unknown (reprise)

Music and Lyrics: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Arrangement: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Vocals: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Piano: Nick Davio

Recording engineer: Charlie Malave

Mixing/Mastering: Daniel Durrett

 

Morning 2 (dialogue)

Underscoring: Nick Davio and John Francisco

Recording engineer: Charlie Malave

Mixing/Mastering: Daniel Durrett

 

Nighttime 2 (dialogue)

 

To Cheer You On

Music and Lyrics: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Arrangement: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Vocals: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Guitar: Nick Davio

Piano: Nick Davio

Strings: Sixto Franco Chorda

Recording engineer: Charlie Malave

Mixing/Mastering: Daniel Durrett

 

Grandmas (dialogue)

Recording engineer: Charlie Malave

Mixing/Mastering: Daniel Durrett

 

Morning 3 (dialogue)

Underscoring: Nick Davio and John Francisco

Recording engineer: Charlie Malave

Mixing/Mastering: Daniel Durrett

 

Whole World Waiting

Music and Lyrics: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Arrangement: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Vocals: John Francisco and Nick Davio

Guitar: Nick Davio

Piano: Nick Davio

Bass: Charlie Malave

Percussion: Nick Davio and Charlie Malave

French Horn: Justin Amolsch

Recording engineer: Charlie Malave

Mixing/Mastering: Daniel Durrett