Danny Weinkauf and his Red Pants Band CD Release Party and 25-Year Celebration of LICM

Grammy Award-winning artist and longtime bassist for They Might Be Giants Danny Weinkauf and his Red Pants Band is back with his 4th album for children and families, Inside I Shine. The album is focused on things that are interesting to his young audience like; pumpkins, the library, grilled cheese, teddy bears and more.

They will be on Long Island November 17th and 18th performing at The Long Island Children’s Museum in Garden City for the museum’s 25 year celebration. Bring your family for a great weekend of fun!

Inside I Shine will be available from Amazon, CDBaby, iTunes, Spotify and other music sites on November 2nd, 2018. So, it is available NOW! : )


Check out the song Pumpkins (are my favorite fruit)  below:


Inside I Shine

By Danny Weinkauf and the Red Pants Band




  1. Going to the Library
  2. Dozen Good Reasons
  3. B Is for Body
  4. I Don’t Want To Live on the Moon (Theme from Sesame Street)
  5. Over and Under
  6. Inside I Shine
  7. We Love To Verb
  8. Teddy Bear
  9. Tricycle
  10. Hey Mr. Bus Driver
  11. Pumpkins (Are My Favorite Fruit)
  12. Grilled Cheese
  13. Good Morning to You
  14. The Moon Is Made of Cheese (piano version)
  15. Wiggle Wiggle
  16. Library Piano



Songs like “Going to the Library,” “B Is for Body,” “Over and Under,” “Teddy Bear,” “Pumpkins (Are My Favorite Fruit),” and the title track, are designed to get the young ones moving. “We are inspired by the tiniest tots who come to our shows and bop all around. They’re meant for playtime, but we hope the lyrics to the title song will instill self confidence in listeners. Teachers tell us they are great to use to complement early learning language and science concepts in the classroom,” says Danny, who is planning concerts with his three other Red Pants band mates Tina Kenny Jones, Russ Jones, and Steve Plesnarski this winter. Danny plays most of the instruments on these songs with Kenny Jones on vocals, while Danny’s wife Michelle sings lead on the title track, “Inside I Shine.” There are some sweet acoustic tracks sprinkled into this high-energy album. Kenny Jones, a musician and educator in her own right, sings her jaunty ukulele-laced original song “We Love To Verb,” Danny offers up his original piano demo version of his radio hit, “The Moon Is Made of Cheese,” providing an interesting counterpart to the rock version fans have come to know.

In addition to playing with TMBG (the band is currently on their world tour visiting more than 50 US cities, Europe, Canada, and Australia), Danny continues to perform with the Red Pants Band and write for television shows like “Sesame Street.” With a nod to the shows of his childhood, Danny performs a cover of the classic Jeff Moss song, “I Don’t Want To Live on the Moon,” with an upbeat Red Pants Band rock spin. An original song, “Put Down that Smartphone” has been a popular single for the past year, spinning regularly on kids’ radio shows including SiriusXM Kids Place Live. Danny and They Might Be Giants won a GRAMMY for Best Children’s Album in 2009 for their album Here Comes Science (which featured Danny’s original song, “I Am A Paleontologist”). His own previous albums for kids, No School Today, Red Pants Band and Totally Osome! have all won national recognition and awards from Parents’ Choice, Family Choice, NAPPA, Fids and Kamily, CoolMomPicks, and the International Songwriting Competition. As Pop Culture Classics notes, Danny Weinkauf songs offer “loads of energy, clever lyrics and irrepressible melodies.”

They will be on Long Island on Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18 both at 12:30 pm
at the Long Island Children’s Museum
11 Davis Ave. Garden City, NY.

Tickets available at


On Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, you can tag the band at @DWredpantsband

Here’s the Facebook event links:

Nov 17 – https://www.facebook.com/events/170991187169969/

Nov. 18 – https://www.facebook.com/events/246254386015789/


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