Three-time GRAMMY nominated Justin Roberts is truly one of the all-stars of the indie family music scene. For nearly 20 years, Roberts has been crafting songs for kids and parents that navigate the joys and sorrows of growing up. Along with his band, The Not Ready for Naptime Players, they have traveled the globe, from Hong Kong to New York, and Miami to Seattle. Lemonade is Justin’s 13th album for families and it contains 12 new original songs. It’s the musical equivalent of an impromptu lemonade stand popping up in the summer heat. The sparse sounds are dotted with ukulele, piano, cello, fiddle, marimba, harpsichord and lovely harmonies by Nora O’Connor (Neko Case, Decemberists), Anna Jacobson, Robbie Fulks, Liam Davis, and Gerald Dowd.
Justin has performed in front of millions of people on The Today Show, he’s been featured on Nick Jr. TV, and his song Get Me Some Glasses was featured on a World Series broadcast. He’s received three GRAMMY nominations, for Jungle Gym in 2011, Recess in 2013 and Lemonade in 2018.
Recent appearances include performances at NYC’s New Victory Theater, DC’s Wolf Trap, LA’s Getty Museum, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and Chicago’s Ravinia.
“Deft lyrics and beautiful sound”
— Los Angeles Times
“On your feet fun and laugh-out-loud funny.”
— People Magazine
“The lyrics will break your heart with their poignancy and the music will make you celebrate that there are such exceptional artists making songs for children these days. A Grade.”
— Entertainment Weekly
“He has a remarkable ability to see through a child’s eyes… the Judy Blume of kiddie rock.”
— New York Times